On the west side of Kato Lefkos there is a beautiful coloured beach of Karpathos, situated just a few minutes walk from the village center and the parking lots. The west beach of Lefkos is located between Lefkos beach and the north beach of the village which is known as Frangolimiona beach.
For its fastest access just walk through the parking lot of Kato Lefkos, because this gem is about 100 meters away from there, and trails lead there. As you will see, the west beach of Lefkos is a small bay, which is surrounded on its both sides by small sandstone peninsulas.
This beach is the much less organized among Lefkos beaches, because usually there can be find just a few parasols and sunbeds for rent, and that’s all. But the fans of this beach that’s exactly what they like, its almost untouched area with calm atmospheres, far from the crowds.
This beach is not as sandy as the main beach of Lefkos, mostly it is characterized by coarse sand, where the seabed is filled with pebbles and rocks. When the sun shines strongly during summer, these features make fantastic colours to the sea, with every shades of emerald and turquise.
Its western orientation makes the beach a little bit vulnerable to the winds and waves, but there are windless and calm days also. The turquoise and emerald waters with its interesting rocky seabed make Lefkos west beach suitable for for snorkel, which is the best activity when the sea surface is calm.
Near the coast there are some slippery rocks, which you should take care.
This beach is one of the most quiet places in Lefkos, so it is ideal to relax and enjoy the hot Greek sun. The nearest beach bars and restaurants of the area (Lyra and friends, Ammos Restaurant, Dramountana tavern) are situated within 2 minutes walk, there are no long distances here.
Lefkos west beach is surrounded on its two sides width small sandstone peninsulas, where you can climb up. From these peninsulas the panoramic views to this beach, to Kato Lefkos village, and to the mountains of Karpathos island are breathtaking, one of our favourite photo spots. Be careful if you would climb these, the rocks can be sharp and very hot, so always wear a sandal or shoe.
Apartments and hotels near Kato Lefkos beaches
If you are looking for an accommodation in Lefkos, just click here for photos and reviews of the apartments, studios and hotels in Lefkos. (don’t worry, links open in new window). Most of these buildings were built in traditional Aegean style.
Lefkos west beach (Middle bay of Kato Lefkos) additional info
- Also known as: –
- Coordinates: 35.587812, 27.068143
- Location: Kato Lefkos, 34 kilometers from Pigadia
- Sea water color: turquoise, emerald, blue
- Sand type: coarse sand, pebbles, rocks
- Depth: normal
- Sea surface: varied
- Crowds: usually not crowded
- Facilities: parasols and sunbeds for rent
- Other Information: –
- Accessibility: by car, by local bus transport
- Wind conditions: can be windy
- Neares beaches: Frangolimiona beach (Παραλία Φραγκολιμιώνα) (50 meters), Lefkos beach (Παραλία Λευκός) (100 meters), Potali beach (1,5 km)