The beaches of the island of Lefkada are incredibly beautiful and each of them is unique.
In previous posts, I showed pictures of the beaches of Pefkoulia, Agiofili and Agios Nikitas. Today I would like to tell about the beaches of Kavalikefta and Megali Petra chosen by us for beach holidays during our recent trip to Greece.
Kavalikefta and the nearby beach of Megali Petra are located in a hard-to-reach place on the western coast of Lefkada. From the mountain village of Kalamitsi to the beaches is a narrow and winding asphalt road partially destroyed after earthquakes. On the road there are no bump stops, on the one hand – rocks, on the other – the abyss. For this reason, you can only get to the beaches by your own small car or motorcycle.
Both beaches are considered wild. There is a parking lot, a small cafe and sun loungers, but no changing rooms and showers.
This place is good for those who like secluded beaches where there are few tourists even in high season.
The beaches of Kavalikefta and Megali Petra are a lot of stone boulders of bizarre shapes and sizes.
Most likely, hence the name of the beaches (for example, «Μεγάλη Πέτρα» in Greek means «big stone»).
I already somehow mentioned that the island of Lefkada is in the seismic zone.
Obviously, such a number of large stones on the shore appeared after the earthquake.
But the main thing, of course, is the sea. Crystal clear and very warm Ionian sea.
The stunning sea, small white pebbles, picturesque boulders – all this makes the beaches of Kavalikefta and Megali Petra one of the most incredible beaches that we have seen in our travels.
One day we stayed there until sunset – see the posts «By the sea before sunset» and «The sunsets of Lefkada».
Finally, a few more landscape pictures.
Thank you for traveling with me!
The island of Lefkada, Greece.
Canon 650D + EF17-40/2.8L USM + EF70-300/4.0-5.6 IS USM
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