Egremni Beach

Egremni is one of the best beaches in Greece. It is so hard to access that it is never crowded, although it is so long that it would take thousands of people to make it feel crowded.

Overview

Egremni beach
Egremni beach is one of the best beaches in Greece. Lefkada, Greece.
  • Name: Egremni Beach (Εγκρεμνοί)
  • Location: Lefkada island, Greece
    Click here to see iton the map and to get directions
  • Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Joy Index (What the Water Felt Like): 5/5
  • Beach Berm: Coarse sand
  • Seafloor: Coarse sand
  • Access: Poor = poor road, plus a long walk and climb (see below)
  • Amenities: Kiosk with drinks and snacks. Parasols and sun beads for hire at north end near the stairs.

Introduction

Egremni is one of the best beaches in Greece. It is so hard to access that it is never crowded, although it is so long that it would take thousands of people to make it feel crowded.

Right at the bottom of the steps is the little make-shift bar, and a bunch of sun beds and umbrellas for rent.

Further south the beach is deserted and you will find plenty of space to spread out. Your nearest bathers will probably be a few hundred meters away.

One of the detergents from going to Egremni on foot is the fact that you have to climb over 300 steps when you leave. It is a major workout.

But we think it’s worth the trouble. The coarse sand is very warm and accommodating, and the water feels amazing.

The soft limestone that makes up the beach dissolves slowly in the waves, and this makes the water looking as if it’s mixed with milk. The color comes from these fine white sand particles, which also give the water its turquoise hues.

If you don’t like crowds, Egremni is definitely a better beach than the nearby Porto Katsiki, and definitely worth the trouble getting there.

Practicalities

Getting to Egremni

Driving to Egremni takes you through a very narrow and steep road. At some point you reach the end of driving, which is really a spot where the mountain has been bulldozed by someone to make a parking lot or two.

You can park on the side of the road right before the parking lot for free, but this means another two hundred meters uphill when you are leaving the beach.

Once you park, to reach the beach you have to climb down a few hundred makeshift steps and at the end you have to balance on a *very* shaky wooden structure (pictured here).

Amazingly enough during our visit, there was a food kiosk with drinks before the bottom of the steps, and another one at the beach.

You will definitely need some water before you head up to your car at the end of the day.

Click here to read our reviews and ratings of Lefkada beaches.