Desimi beach is only 6 km away from Nidri, 18 km from Vasiliki and 20 km away from Lefkas. The beach is located at the beginning of the peninsula near Nidri, near a place called Vlicho. The beach is easily accessible and it’s very convenient for the days when you don’t feel like driving to those beaches on the west of the island that are a bit more difficult to approach.
The beach has two camps - Desimi and Santa Mavra, two taverns, one of which is within a hotel and a canteen. If you’re a guest of the Pirofani tavern, you can park your car in their private parking lot, or you can just park it in the olive groves next to the beach for free.
The beach is in a bay, which keeps it protected from the wind and waves. Its water has a gorgeous emerald green color due to the greenery in its rear. Most of the time, the beach isn’t very crowded, but during the busiest periods of the holiday season, it’s recommended to come a bit earlier in case you want to find a natural shade for yourself. Both the coast and the bottom of the sea are covered by pebbles. The depth is gradual, so the beach is suitable for children if they’re not bothered by pebbles. There are no showers at the beach. There are toilets, but only within taverns. The beach is not organized so you should bring your own equipment.
You can rent boats, pedal boats or kayaks at Desimi, and you can explore its surroundings which are full of wild bays and caves.
Desimi beach doesn’t have the turquoise color that most beaches on the west coast are known for, but it has some other advantages: an easy access, plenty of natural shade, no crowd, an emerald sea and green surroundings which make this beach a heaven for both your eyes and your body, a sea that’s always peaceful, so we’re sure that some of you will find this beach to be their perfect spot on Lefkada.
Take a look at a video clip of this beach on our YouTube channel.