If paradise was a colour, it could be the striking light blue of the water at Egremni Beach on the Greek island of Lefkada. The island, in the Ionian Sea, is connected to the mainland via a floating bridge and Egremni, on its south west coast, is one of its longest beaches at 2.5 kms.
Whether you arrive by car or boat, the view that greets you is unbelievable. There are boats that tour the island, and Egremni is one of their stops. Be aware that by the time the boat tour arrives at Egremni, the beach is packed, but don’t let that stop you as it’s a great experience – nothing beats jumping off a boat into these superb waters.
If you want to avoid the crowds and traffic, I highly recommend driving and arriving before 10am as the roads are winding and can be dangerous. Be sure to prepare yourself for the (approximately) 350 steps down to the beach. The closer you get to the bottom, the riskier the staircase becomes – it definitely wouldn’t pass Australian building standards! Rewarding the intrepid, a quirky bar is located at the bottom and decorated with empty bottles (mostly Tequila) hanging from the roof. Yamas!
For more info on Lefkada, see here.