Kathisma award winning sands
The sands at Kathisma are some of the most popular on Lefkas, wide, and deep for more than a kilometre with pebbles and sand on the shore and sand underfoot out to sea. Not blessed with much shade it nevertheless has interesting rock promontories and caves to explore and a couple of large rocks in the sea at the southern end where nudists tend to congregate.
Kathisma beach often makes it into the top ten in votes on the Mediterranean's most beautiful beaches and it's easy to see why with its long, deep, flat sands and attractive rock formations. The sand can be steeply shelving though, so children must be watched.
On the main section of Kathisma beach there are tavernas and bars behind the beach with swimming pools in the bars. West facing, many will linger in the bars and tavernas to enjoy the sunsets.
There are plenty of beach umbrellas and beds and the Kathisma beach has a young and lively feel, with volleyball and tennis courts. In the summer and there is paragliding from the cliffs.
There is a regular bus service from Lefkas Town and plenty of parking behind Kathisma beach. Parking is in great demand at weekends when visitors arrive in droves. Fortunately, the beach is big enough for it rarely to feel too crowded.
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