Athani is a small village built on a slope with a beautiful view of a Ionian sea and it is evolving in a touristical terms. It is located 30km southwest from the capital city Lefkas. This mountain village has about 200 permanent residents. First of them were Italians, and than in 15th century spanish Jews, so both of them left their mark on the architecture and the buildings in the village. Most of the residents later moved out to a larger cities in Greece.
The advantage of this village is the proximity of a beautiful beaches on the west coast (Gialos 3km, Egremni 4km, Porto Katsiki 9km), so the villigae which during the year doesn't have a large number of residents, becomes very lively and aktive in the summer. There are a few taverns, minimarkets, bakery and restaurants. It is known by its traditional architecture, and from the local people you could buy excellent honey. The village is built 400m above the sea level, so from here you have a fantastic, panoramic sea view and also an unforgettable sunset. The village could be reached by bus from Lefkas, or by your own car.
In Vasiliki, which is 15km away, are the bars, restaurants, ATM, medical clinic, supermarket and many various water sports. The bay is known as a heaven for surfers, but there are also available othe activities such as course of scuba diving, rowing, windsurfing (training) and boat rental. Agios Petros is 8km away and there you could find well supplied butcher shops, bakery and markets.