Postcards from Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

Greetings from Paradise! Porto Katsiki is one of the most impressive beaches I have come across on my travels. The name translates as “Port Goat” – formerly only goats could reach this area, but now humans can enjoy it too! Located on the west coast of Lefkada, a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea, it is accessible via approximately 80 steep steps down a striking cliff.

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My school friend has a large photo hanging at her mum’s place of her sisters walking down these very steps when they were kids. I knew when I first saw that remarkable image that I would visit one day. I’ve been fortunate enough to see Lefkada twice on my travels through Greece and, together with Amorgos, it is my favourite Greek Island.

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There is parking and a snack bar on the cliff top. To avoid the crowds during the summer, I recommend that you visit in the early morning or late afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn’t get there early enough to escape the crowds but I did manage to stay for the beautiful sunset (approximately 8.30pm).

See here for more information on Lefkada.

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