The twin sister of the famous Egremni Beach, connected to it to the north in a length of about 4km and is named Gialos. When it comes to length, after Egremni, Gialos takes second place in Lefkada. It is about 35km away from Lefkas and is located on the west coast of the island. You can reach the beach from the village of Athani.
This beach is wide and there is a combination of pebbles and sand and the water is turquoise blue. There is no gradual depth and the sea bottom is mostly covered with large stones. The beach is not organized or semi-organized. Some of its parts are completely wild and therefore ideal for campers, nudists, those who carry their own equipment and those who want to be alone and enjoy, while in the central part there are several canteen-bars that provide guests umbrellas and sunbeds if you order something to drink or eat. In one word, it is ideal for all types of visitors. Since it is unfairly neglected and thus less popular than others, even though it’s large enough, it’s never too crowded.
A very strong earthquake that struck Lefkada two years ago has left great consequences and some of the most beautiful beaches on this island are still inaccessible to tourists. One of them is Gialos beach. From June 2017, it can be reached again by narrow roads spit with pebbles, which have not been yet officially rebuilt. On this road, where you can still find many cracks from the earthquake, it is necessary to drive very carefully and slowly almost 3km from the village of Athani, but the descending down the beach is certainly worth it. At the end of the winding road there is a parking space, but you cannot still find toilets and showers on this beach.