Porto Katsiki
Porto Katsiki
4.5
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Ann H
18 contributions
Couples
This is a stunning beach, quite a long drive but a beautiful one. The scenery and smells are so good.
The beach has some free parking on the side of the road, but mostly paid and now €10 a day!
There are a few shops with toilets at the top with all the usual beach stuff and take away food and drink.
Then fairly steep steps o to a white pebble beach. The sea is turquoise blue and a lovely temperature . It’s quite tricky getting in and out so beach shoes are helpful.
There are some guys from a local restaurant taking orders for food and drinks that can be delivered to you.
There’s little shade after midday so take an umbrella.
The snorkelling around the torch’s is fabulous.
A negative for us were the big boat trips with loud music who came and stopped for swimming but it was only for about an hour. Bit annoying and very loud. Really not needed.
The walking on the pebbles was hard work and really not suitable for anyone with mobility issues . But the sea and the views are amazing. Definitely worth a visit
Written June 19, 2022
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Katie FH
3 contributions
Couples
A slice of paradise. Well worth the drive. Fotis from the kiosk saved the day, our car key got wet and he helped dry out the key and got us on our way. What an absolute legend. Porto Katsiki is a perfect spot for snokeling. Toilets are are inside the kiosks, selling snacks etc. A shower is near the first carpark. You can find free parking ob roads leading down to the beach or pay to park nearer the beach. On the way home pay a visit to the Ionio tavern to eat traditional Greek food,the soutzoukakia meatballs are phenomenal, over looking the sea at sunset.
Written August 7, 2022
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Izzysaunders
London, UK367 contributions
Couples
We visited on a Saturday afternoon in June and were surprised that it wasn’t busy at all. We parked on the side of the road to avoid the parking fee and had no issues. Beach was gorgeous, very clean and the water temperature was perfect. Limited shade so bring an umbrella if needed. Nice that there’s a shop at the top for drinks / ice creams
Written June 12, 2022
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Nathan J
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Absolutely stunning setting and the clearest waters I have ever seen. Be prepared to travel down a few flights of stairs to get there but well worth it when you do. We arrived at 2pm and it was very quiet plus had protection from the sun in a shady patch created by the cliffs edge.
Have read a few reviews where it mentioned 10 euro for all day parking and 5 euro for afternoon only. We were charged 8 euro to park which I suspect was either inflation or Mr parking man lining his own pockets. Regardless, a very worthwhile journey around the island to get to this place.
Written May 26, 2022
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Hannah and Josh
Beckenham, UK308 contributions
Couples
Porto Katsiki is a breathtakingly beautiful beach. Surrounded by sweeping, steep cliffs the fine pebbles meet a clear, clean turquoise sea. On our first visit we arrived very early and it was peaceful at first but it does get livelier as the day goes on. On our second visit we arrived mid morning and it was busy but still wonderful. Easier to access than Egremni Beach and perhaps even more beautiful it’s one of the most spectacular beaches we’ve ever been lucky enough to experience. Parking in the car park was around €8, there are coffee/food shops at the top of the stairs and food delivery services right to the beach too - so much fun!
Written July 25, 2022
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Korppu83
Nidri, Greece41 contributions
Friends
This beach is at its best before or after high season. No sunbeds, no people, then it's really beautiful. But on the high season I feel like a sheep in a herd, so we always avoid it. But if you wanna enjoy the wooooow waters of the beach, you can always take a boat and dive right in, and the landscape is amazing from the sea! We have went with the smaller boat from Nidri, Ionian Star, and it always felt safe and professional boat to cruise with.
Written September 4, 2020
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany260 contributions
Family
Nice beach on the southwestern coast of Lefkada. The water is crystal clear and bright turquoise. The beach is very clean, pristine and suitable for children
However, Porto Katsiki is no insider's tip anymore, so during the day it gets more and more crowded. Also the parking fee of 10€ per day is from my point of view quite expensive.
All in all we had a really good time there and we would go to Porto Katsiki again.
Written July 20, 2021
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fuscobal
Bucharest, Romania249 contributions
The best I've seen in Lefkada (couldn't get to Egremni though). Visited this one twice and stayed for the sunset as it was spectacular. The beach is long and has quite a lot of shadow until noon. Water colour is beautiful and there are lots of mini-caves at the base of the "peninsula". I recommend having snorkeling mask and fins as you can see some fish and reach rock formations where you can jump if you wish. No sunbeds on this beach so you need to bring towels and umbrella. There's a large parking up where the road ends and a bar. From there, the beach is accessible through stairs. The bridge on top of the peninsula is broken so you can't get to the tip of it.
Written October 12, 2020
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barrera
Dublin, Ireland888 contributions
Couples
This is a picture postcard beach, particularly before the crowds arrive!

We drove early, arriving at 08:30hrs and were the third car to arrive. The sunshine didn’t reach the main part of the beach until after 11, but we were able to get some great photos while it was quiet.

The water was calm and lovely to swim in, and there were quite a few traders like restaurants, snack vendors etc if you needed anything.

The idyllic nature is spoiled a little when the large tour boats call, but they move on quickly enough.

Overall, definitely worth visiting.
Written September 7, 2021
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Esterka1
Prague, Czech Republic40 contributions
Porto Katsiki ( The Goats' Port) is Lefkada's " must see"! The symbiosis of white steep rock with pristine and superclear water looks like a scenery from a movie or a dream. If you come in the morning, the rock gives piece of shadow to the beach. Upstairs, on the way from the parking area, is a bar. On the beach there is also delivery of a food, so you will not be suffering from hunger, but I would recommend to postpone it a bit and make a stop in a tavern called " Ionio", which will be on your way back to Egremni beach on your left side. Their Rabit Stifado is the best greek food I have ever tried- we had it there 3 years ago and this year we came back and they are keeping the quality!
Written September 28, 2020
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