Kathisma Beach
Kathisma Beach
4.5
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One of the longest stretches of beach on Lefkada facing the Ionian archipelago, Kathisma Beach and its fine white sand and sparkling blue waters surrounded by tall green cliffs make this one of the island's most popular spots. There are plenty of beach bars for food and drinks, sunbeds to rent, and you can do some tandem paragliding from the hills overlooking the beach. On the north end, there is a cave that you can enter and swim in. The more secluded south end also welcomes nudists. Come early to get a good spot but stick around for gorgeous sunset views. – Tripadvisor
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lefkada's best beach
    Certainly Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach have more dramatic scenery beneath the huge cliffs, but Kathisma is located on the same (western) side, at the spot where those cliffs descend down to almost the sea level. Therefore, the first two are imo a survival challenge to reach on foot, while on Kathisma you can drive down just to the beach. Kathisma is pretty long with several beach bars and restaurants to choose from. 2 Sunbeds with umbrella set price is reasonable (10-30 Euros) depending on the row and sunbed quality. Also, plenty of free space if you don't want to rent. Parking is an issue in peak season, however in most beach bars if you take their services they give you parking for free. Free spaces fill up quickly in the morning. Food in beach bars is pricey. We found a very good restaurant at the beach's far left (when you stand facing the sea). It's an elevated taverna above the beach with great views, fantastic and reasonably priced food.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Luke P
    New York City, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical
    One of the nicest beaches I have ever been to. Crystal clear waters that are on the blue spectrum….Stunning scenery. Great beach club (Copla). Lefkada is amazing, and Kathisma is a must see beach. Lefkada is an amazing island.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Happiness55341983188
    Subotica, Serbia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful beach with easy access to it
    We had a plan to visit the two most famous beaches on Lefkada, Egremni and Porto Katziki by boat from Nidri. Since the end of September was approaching, there was uncertainty that we would not be able to fulfill our wish due to weather conditions. That's what happened, the captain of the ship decided not to go to those two beaches, but only to the rest of the cruise, due to the strong wind and waves. But, a few days later, we managed to go to Katizma beach in an organized way by bus, visiting the Monastery of the Virgin on the way, and then for a full-day stay at Katizma. It should be said that Katizma is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my life. The beautiful blue color of the sea in destination shades, and the fine sand were perfect, even the wind that occasionally blew quite strongly did not spoil our experience. Waves not too high, beautiful white foam allowed us to swim in the clear and warm water of the Ionian Sea. The background of high stone cliffs frames the picture of this beautiful place. The beach is quite large so that it can accommodate quite a number of visitors, a sufficient number of restaurants and cafes with affordable prices, which was also one of the surprises, since we were told that the prices are two or three times higher than in Nidri. And one more thing, on the north side of the beach there is a small passage to a separate mini beach, very beautiful, where those who want intimacy can rest. All in all, the rating is 10+
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Generation S
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice sandy beach
    Lovely sandy beach. We hired sunbeds from Copla bech bar, which is very classy. The sea was bit wavy the day we went, but there were plenty of people there enjoying it. I expect it is very popular in high season.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
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Diana B
Iasi, Romania1,721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Nice beach in Lefkada, with fantastic blue water and white pebbles. Easy access to the beach. Very crowded, in spite of its length. It is an organised beach, with plenty of tavernas and sunbeds.
Written 28 November 2023
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Generation S
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely sandy beach. We hired sunbeds from Copla bech bar, which is very classy. The sea was bit wavy the day we went, but there were plenty of people there enjoying it. I expect it is very popular in high season.
Written 25 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Happiness55341983188
Subotica, Serbia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had a plan to visit the two most famous beaches on Lefkada, Egremni and Porto Katziki by boat from Nidri. Since the end of September was approaching, there was uncertainty that we would not be able to fulfill our wish due to weather conditions. That's what happened, the captain of the ship decided not to go to those two beaches, but only to the rest of the cruise, due to the strong wind and waves.
But, a few days later, we managed to go to Katizma beach in an organized way by bus, visiting the Monastery of the Virgin on the way, and then for a full-day stay at Katizma.
It should be said that Katizma is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen in my life. The beautiful blue color of the sea in destination shades, and the fine sand were perfect, even the wind that occasionally blew quite strongly did not spoil our experience. Waves not too high, beautiful white foam allowed us to swim in the clear and warm water of the Ionian Sea. The background of high stone cliffs frames the picture of this beautiful place. The beach is quite large so that it can accommodate quite a number of visitors, a sufficient number of restaurants and cafes with affordable prices, which was also one of the surprises, since we were told that the prices are two or three times higher than in Nidri. And one more thing, on the north side of the beach there is a small passage to a separate mini beach, very beautiful, where those who want intimacy can rest. All in all, the rating is 10+
Written 4 October 2023
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Luke P
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
One of the nicest beaches I have ever been to. Crystal clear waters that are on the blue spectrum….Stunning scenery. Great beach club (Copla). Lefkada is amazing, and Kathisma is a must see beach. Lefkada is an amazing island.
Written 18 September 2023
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arlenemurals
New York City, NY156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Picturesque stunning g beach with crystal blue waters and breathtaking mountain peaks.
Get there early for best photo ops. Where water shoes
Written 18 September 2023
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Carrie B
Sooke, Canada251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Beautiful beach to spend the day. Umbrella and chair rentals with restaurant options. The water was pure magic. Loved every minute here.
Written 7 September 2023
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FlorentiaPan
Athens, Greece8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The scenery was amazing and playing with the high waves was out of this world!!! The best time to visit is after 5 p.m
Written 30 August 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Certainly Porto Katsiki and Egremni beach have more dramatic scenery beneath the huge cliffs, but Kathisma is located on the same (western) side, at the spot where those cliffs descend down to almost the sea level.
Therefore, the first two are imo a survival challenge to reach on foot, while on Kathisma you can drive down just to the beach. Kathisma is pretty long with several beach bars and restaurants to choose from. 2 Sunbeds with umbrella set price is reasonable (10-30 Euros) depending on the row and sunbed quality. Also, plenty of free space if you don't want to rent.
Parking is an issue in peak season, however in most beach bars if you take their services they give you parking for free. Free spaces fill up quickly in the morning.
Food in beach bars is pricey. We found a very good restaurant at the beach's far left (when you stand facing the sea). It's an elevated taverna above the beach with great views, fantastic and reasonably priced food.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emmaryan
Paris, France56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great way to spend a day on the beach! The water is crystal blue, service to the beach tables €20 a set of lounges, €10 parking.
Written 9 August 2023
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il Căpitano VAP
Bucharest, Romania747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The largest and most well-equipped in Lefkada, the waves are a bit big but worth it.

Parking is free, sunbeds cost between 10-15 euros

There is a restaurant where you can have a meal.

You have somewhere to shower and change
Written 24 July 2023
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