Vasiliki is one of the best-known resorts on the Greek island of Lefkada, but its easygoing, small-town charm is what continues to attract families and travellers year after year. On Vasiliki holidays you’ll find people wandering around barefoot, and you’ll spend most of your time windsurfing and sipping cold beer while watching the evening sun melt into the Ionian Sea.
Holidays to Vasiliki are popular among windsurfing enthusiasts on account of the hot wind – christened ‘Eric’ by the locals – that sweeps the bay every afternoon. After lunch, the turquoise water becomes studded with a rainbow of sails as pros and beginners alike take to the sea. If you venture into the village centre, you’ll find a smattering of authentic Greek tavernas and souvenir shops. In the evenings, head to one the seafront restaurants and dine on fresh fish while gazing out over the distant islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia.
Hit the water
Vasiliki is one of the windsurfing capitals of Europe, on account of its sheltered bay with an afternoon wind. Book a lesson to brush up on your technique or learn the basics.
Get in the saddle
Explore the surrounding countryside or cycle to the beach by bike. The terrain is flat and easy to navigate, and you can hire a bicycle in the town centre.
Dine on the sand
Walk or drive to the neighbouring village of Ponti for lunch on the beach. There are a few quaint tavernas on the sandy shore, with views over Vasiliki bay.