Vassiliki (Vasiliki) Lefkada: Vassiliki is a picturesque fishing village located 37 km southwest of Lefkada Town. It lies around the beautiful bay, a long pebbled beach famous for its perfect windsurfing and sailing conditions. Water sports facilities and windsurfing clubs renting material are available on the beach.
Vassiliki Beach – Holidays in Lefkada
In the surrounding area one will find a wide range of accommodations, camping sites, taverns, shops, cafes and modern bars. The beach also has some hotels that offer facilities for windsurfers and their material.
Vassiliki is situated on a wide bay on the South coast of Lefkas, and is the second largest holiday resort on the Island. Vassiliki Bay faces South towards Keffalonia and Ithaka , which can be seen in the distance, and has a small ferry port from which you can take a ferry to both of these islands. Vassiliki is 40 km from Lefkas Town (about 40 minutes by car), and 60 km from Preveza Airport (about 1 hour by car).
The village of Vassiliki itself is on the Eastern side of Vassiliki Bay – the Western side of the bay is called Ponti . There is a coast road between Vassiliki and Ponti. The whole area between Vassiliki village and Ponti is flat, and this extends back from the sea as far as the mountains. The area is mainly agricultural except for the area close to the beach, which is developing quickly as quite a lot of new hotels and apartments are built.
Vassiliki beach , for the most part, is pebble and shingle with a few areas of sand such as the West end of the beach in Ponti. Although this is a but hard on the feet it does mean that the sea is crystal clear. The beach is very gently shelving, so is quite safe for children – but parents should still be careful. Because of the large number of people learning windsurfing and catamaran there are set areas for swimmers and windsurfers.
Vassiliki is fairly quiet at the start and end of the summer season, but really comes to life in July and August when it is recognised as one of the w indsurfing capitals of Europe . The bay is wide and sheltered, and is noted for it’s afternoon wind known as ‘Eric’ . On a good day, the sight of hundreds of windsurfers speeding across the water is spectacular.
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