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Lefkada, Greece: Charming Beach Town of Vasiliki

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Lefkada, Greece: Charming Beach Town of Vasiliki






2 weeks was not enough for us to see all the gorgeous beaches and charming villages in Lefkada. For this reason we have missed on Vasiliki Beach, however, we managed to visit the town for a quick sightseeing and evening dinner.

Like most Greek coastal villages, Vasiliki used to be humble fishing village before it became a prime tourist beach town attracting the windsurfing community for its outstanding sea breezes. It is located at the southern tip of Lefkada Island and looks over to its sister islands, Ithaca and Kefalonia, both by the way we have visited the other year.

Because of its location being open to the sea, Vasiliki is vulnerable to anything the Ionian Sea vomits to its shore. This is the reason why regular passenger and cargo boats in Lefkada dock in Nydri where the crossings are more sheltered. Vasiliki sometimes cannot handle the fickle current of the open seas and for this same reason is Vasiliki known as one of the great places in Greece for windsurfing.

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ERIC BREEZING THROUGH

There is also an unusual wind here called ?Eric? that visits the town every afternoon. Where I come from in tropical Asia, a storm is only named after a man if it is a strong one. I am not sure how that goes in Greece but I am guessing Eric must be of significant strength to have become a celebrity in this town. I am sure he is very much prized among the windsurfing community in Vasiliki. Unfortunately, I was not able to witness Eric?s legendary windy act as I was in Ammoussou Beach sleeping on a sunbed. Tough luck, I know.

I haven?t asked any local why they call this strong afternoon breeze Eric. I guess it is a good idea next time to ask. I mean, hello, Eric" Sandy or Willow would have sounded nicer.

VASILIKI IMPRESSIONS

Well, we arrived in Vasiliki past 19:00. We came from nearby Ammousso Beach where we spent the whole afternoon relaxing. Now, this meant for us that we only had less than 2 hours to see the town in proper daylight. The sun starts setting down in Greece after 19:00 but the light in the atmosphere drags on until 21:00. By the time it is 21:30, it is already dark.

My first impression of Vasiliki was of delight. The beach area is what you will see first from the main road and as you come closer to the harbour you will see the many outdoor cafes and restaurants dotting the waterfront boulevard. The whole scene looks very inviting and festive, which quite reminds me of Fiskardo village in Kefalonia that I have visited the other year.

People were just filling up the tables outdoors when we arrived, having pre-dinner drinks while families with children are already on their dinner time.

Vasiliki is surely prettier and cosier than Lefkada town and Nydri. The ambience here is very much that summer island holiday feeling. Fresh, romantic and very laid back, yet refined. It is perfect for couples but also for families with children. I ...


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