Vasiliki is famous for windsurfing, and there are plenty of accommodations for you to try windsurfing while on Lefkada. At least three companies offer rentals and lessons for you to try your hand at windsurfing, with resorts right on the beach geared around windsurfing vacations, with three sessions a day. If memory serves correct, an hour lesson, with hour and half rental costs about 40$. Overall I thought this experience was a lot of fun! and given the opportunity I would definately wind surf again. Winds vary throughout the day, accommodating many levels of wind surfers. The waters can become quite crowded with surfers during the afternoon.
Restaurants are lined along the quay and in the main street. In the high season, it is very busy in the evening and you are not sure to find a table if you have not booked in advance. Restaurants are mainly fish restaurants. In the high season, they cannot rely only on fresh catch and must use frozen fish and seafood.
At night, in 1977, the only lights were at the restaurant (the only one!) and city lights from the restaurant to the end of the road, at the bottom of the bay. In 2001, I have not taken the photo, but the whole bay was light by the many restaurants all along the quay.
In Summer, there is a daily ferry connecting Vasiliki to Fiskardo and Sami (on Kefalonia) and Pisaeto (on Ithaca). The space for cars is limited and it is usually booked out. Unless you are a pedestrian, you have better to book in advance.
Who would have bet that this strange scaffolding would be strong enough to hold a caterpillar engine? I was really amazed that it did stand by its own! That was indeed a Greek miracle!
Anyway, I feel it was better to keep clear, just in case that there was a gut of wind stronger than the previous one. One never knows!
The boat shown on this photo is obviously not a local boat. It was anchored with nobody on board. Boats with side lee-boards, used as rudder, are found in the Netherlands. If it actually came from the Netherlans, it had to sail a long way as well through canals and rivers than on the sea.more
The island of Lefkas is very mountainous, with mount El?ti Oros toping at 1158m and neighboring mount Stavrotas at 1141m. Thus it receives plenty of rain, mainly in Winter. This is why there are waterfalls near Nidri and here, in Vasiliki, a fountain with ever flowing water, which is very unusual in Greece.more
The first photo shows the view towards the east. If you enlarge, you will sea in the background, on the left the island of Meganisi and on the right the North of the island of Ithaki, known as the home of Ulysses.The second photo was shot in almost the same direction but with wide angle lens. The south of Lefkas shows in the left, Meganisis in the...more
Around the lighthouse, a flat space has been arranged and limited by white walls which makes a very pleasant viewing plarform. The two photos on this tip show the west coast of the island, towards the North. The southern part of the coast is made of cliffs with a few narrow beaches (Egremni Beach and Porto Katsiki).The legend says that the great...more
At last, we arrive close to the lighthouse. In 2002, there was a small parking that could hold a dozen cars. Two campers seemed ready to spend the night here. This is really a great place for a night! From the parking, you have to walk for a hundred meters on a stony path.Cape Doukato is also named cape Lefkata or Kavos tis Kirasmore