Vasiliki


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Vassiliki is one of the most cosmopolitan tourist resorts in Lefkada and is located on the south coast of the island just 38km from the capital. Lush vegetation and an extended beach with crystal clear waters make Vassiliki very attractive visitors.

It lies at the top of a beautiful, wide bay, with a long pebbled beach world famous for its perfect windsurfing and sailing conditions. One of the best beaches on Lefkada it reaches right up to Pontisʼ gulf, and is renowned for its fast, demanding windsurfing – the wind coming up the bay in its valley creates perfect conditions. Water sports facilities, windsurfing clubs and dinghy sailing (with rentals) are all available on the western end of the beach.

In the immediate area there is a wide range of accommodation options from smart hotels to simple rooms, villa rentals (many with pools), camping sites, tavernas, shops, cafes and modern bars. The beach also has some waterfront hotels that offer direct facilities for windsurfers.

The small port of Vassiliki provides a fabulous haven for yachts and fishing craft and the commercial section also connects via car and foot passenger ferry with Vathi on Ithaca and Fiscardo on Kefalonia on a daily basis. Small tourist boats take visitors to Porto Katsiki beach also depart from here.

Vassiliki is perfect for tourists. Here you’ll find many hotels, rooms to let, taverns and bars. It combines a quiet vacation enjoying nature, with the opportunity for entertainment. Excavations at Evgiros Chirospilia, have unearthed relics of the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age. According to the archaeological department, ancient structural remains are found in Vassilkisʼ valley. But systematic excavations have not started yet.

Location

Vassiliki is a traditional fishing village, located at the Southern-most tip of the beautiful island of Lefkas. It overlooks Kefalonia (of Captain Corelli fame) and is part of the Ionian group of islands in the north-west of Greece.

Due to the extraordinary local wind phenomenon, Vassiliki has become a world famous windsurfing destination. But it has managed to retain its unspoilt charm with chilled tavernas, cafes and bars lining the picturesque harbour.

Lefkada - Vasiliki map

Lefkada – Vasiliki map

How to reach us

From Italy (Ancona / Venice) to Igoumenitsa by fast (car/passenger) ferry and then by car to Lefkada and Vassiliki. Driving time from Igoumenitsa is about 2.5hrs.

From all over the Greece you can drive here because there is a causeway that connects Lefkada to the rest of the Greece.

You can also come by plane from Aktio / Preveza airport that is 1 hour away from Lefkada – Vasiliki or by plane from Argostoli / Kefalonia airport then you go to Fiscardo and take the (car/passenger) boat direct to Vasiliki.

Or you can come from the Ionian sea with your yacht or sailboat and leave it to our 2.5 meters deep harbour. A new marina is under construction.