Holidays in
Vasilki

Easygoing charm and character

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.

Your Vasiliki questions, answered

Vasiliki Beach is one of the most famous on the island, with its turquoise water, mix of pebble, sand and shingle beach, and fantastic water sports. Sand-lovers should head to the west of the beach towards Ponti.

Vasiliki is perfect for families, with beautiful beaches and plenty of activities to get stuck into. Children can go fishing, try windsurfing or learn to scuba dive.

The weather remains warm and sunny throughout the year in Vasiliki. In the afternoons, you may experience the famous wind which is ideal for windsurfing.

Best things to do in Vasiliki

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.