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.
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...