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“I loved those waters!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mikros Gialos

Mikros Gialos
Greece
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Lefkada
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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“I loved those waters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Even if the road is not great this beach worth a visit. i loved the colour of the water which is so crysral clean. Very near to nudri. Very cheap and nice ravernas and cafes in the top. try to go early so not to have parking issues

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“"Calm Waters Always Great for Kids"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Before starting my review, I'd like to note "Poros Beach" and "Mikros Gialos" are the same beach!!.... Poros is the village "hidden" in the hill above the beach BTW, and you'll pass it (on your left before heading down). If you're into pics (see the one enclosed), be sure to continue on towards the church on top of the hill in Poros (it will appear right above you straight ahead "crowning" the village) before you start heading down to the beach. Park the car outside the church, go through the gate (it's never been locked) and walk towards the back of it (where the belfry is located). Here you'll be stunned by the most beautiful panoramic view of Mikros Gialos/Poros beach (see pics).

Now about the beach: Getting there is pretty simple. Just follow the main Lefkada-Nidri road on the East Coast, past Nidri, continue past Vlicho Bay, then Follow signs to Vassiliki (cutting to the right at the end of Vlicho and heading uphill)... Continue on the main road straight ahead (all the while enjoying the BREATHTAKING panoramic of the valleys bellow) until you see signs for Poros or "Mikros Gialos" beach on the left. This will be right off the main (well paved road) and is hard to miss. If you get to "Sivota", you've gone too far.... But this shouldn't be a problem as most maps show Poros village very clearly.

The beach is ALWAYS calm as it rests off a long bay, and is often studded w/sail boats and/or yachts. We love going there esp. when it's a windy day, and the more popular beaches on the West Coast (Kathisma,Pefkoulia etc..) are wavy and windy. Beach Shoes are a must, however, as the pebbles here are plentiful :-).

I should also mention good snorkeling can found on the far right (as you face the water). You can follow the mountain there around the corner onto a lovely little beach (passing some small caves along the way on the right) for a rest before heading back for a bite at the taverns across the street!! Chairs/Umbrellas are available for lease as well (I believe we paid 6 or 8 Euros for the day for 2 chairs and umbrella) to complete the relaxation on this very nice beach.... See also "Amousa Beach" reviews for a smaller version of the same type of beach (but much less people and better snorkeling :)

Hope this helps!!

Visited August 2012
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“i love it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

mikros gialos is amazing in lefkada! it has some great tavernas both in the beach as well as in the port and it is really beautiful scenery. The waters are crystal blue and it has never waves!

Visited August 2012
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“footwear required!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A very nice day out here - but the pebbles were hard on our poor feet! Take shoes you can get wet - even bathe in!! The sea is clear but note - it shelves quickly & we experienced some difficulty getting back out of the water as the waves were quite strong & the pebbles hurt our feet - so go prepared!

Visited September 2012
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“the best beach in lefkada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

i love it because is right next to nudri, it is always calm and quiet and the whole scenery is so picturesque! there are great fish tavernas also!

Visited September 2012
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