Kalamitsi is a traditional village on Lefkada. It is located 20km southwest from Lefkas and it’s one of the oldest villages on this island.
Three great beaches are located about 4km away, at a foothill of the village. These are: Kavalikefta, Megali Petra and Avali beach.
To these beaches leads a very narrow road, steep and full of curves. It takes more than 15 minutes of ride to pass 4km, and at some parts of the road, it’s impossible for two cars to pass one another. Somewhere in the middle of the road, on the right side, you will see the road to Avali beach, and if you go straight the road will lead you to the beaches Kavalikefta and Megali petra. Last 100m of the road to the beaches Kavalikefta and Megali Petra are very bad. At the end of the road, along the Kavalikefta beach are the private parking and a canteen with fast food. The parking for twenty-four hours costs 3e. Because the parking is small, we recommend that you visit this beach early in the morning in order to avoid parking your car next to the narrow road.
Kavalikefta is a very small rocky beach, the rocks are both on the beach and in the water. These rocks give a beach a special charm, sense of wilderness, and they provide privacy. The rocks are great for jumping. The sea is turquoise like on the other beaches on the west coast. The coast is gravel and the sunsets here are amazing. You could rent sunbeds and parasols, a set from two sunbeds and one parasol costs 6e.
Megali Petra beach is possible to reach only by walking from the beach Kavalikefta, across the rocks on the left side. It is desirable that you have comfortable shoes, because the rocks are not smooth. Megali Petra is larger than Kavalikefta beach, but with a similar characteristics: white gravel, turquoise sea, beautiful sunsets, high rocks in the water and on the beach. There are no sunbeds and parasols on this beach or any other contents. Being difficult to reach, Megali Petra is not visited that much, so you could come across the nudists here. There is no toilet on the beach.
On the way back from this beach you will come to the crossroad, where to the left separates the road to Avali beach. You will see a wooden sign with ingraved direction to this beach.
Avali is a large beach, similar to all other beaches in the west but without crowd. We assume that the reason is a bad and winding road which leads to it. On the hill at the very beginning of the beach there is Avali canteen bar with amazing terrace and a sea view, and with a high banana trees. Here you could enjoy your drinks and snacks with a stunning sunset and a smooth music. The stairs on the left, lead from the bar to the beach which has that unreal color typical for the western Lefkada. There is no crowd so you could enjoy in peace, with the sound of the sea. The beach is not organised, therefore you should bring your own equipment. On the right side from the cafe Avali the road leads to the shore with a lot of small beaches and bays until Kathisma. That part of the beach is perfect to all who want to be alone.
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