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Find information on Vassiliki in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Vassiliki lies on the south coast of the beautiful Ionian island of Lefkas on a wide bay that is very popular with wind surfers. The village of Vassiliki is situated on the eastern side of the bay. It has a small harbour and a pebble and shingle beach. There are numerous tavernas, bars and restaurants which serve a variety of food. The usual gift shops, where you can purchase your holiday mementoes, are scattered along the waterfront A Vassiliki holiday presents many opportunities for water sports particularly those that require wind power.
Vassiliki is the second largest resort on Lefkas and offers a wide variety of recreational activities both in and out of the water. Guaranteed hot sunshine and warm waters combine to make this an ideal holiday destination for many people. Add to this the friendly welcome of Greek hospitality, the numerous tavernas to sample local food and wine and you have the perfect blend for a wonderful holiday.
Vassiliki has wide appeal. It is particularly popular with wind surfers who take advantage of the strange thermals that provide perfect surfing conditions during July and August. Families with small children enjoy the beach which slopes gently into the sea. The surrounding area is fairly flat and can be explored on bicycles or on horseback.
Although the holiday season lasts from April until October when the temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees, summer is the most popular time to visit Vassiliki.
Vassiliki, on the south coast of Lefkas, is considered to be one of the best places for wind surfing in Europe. The wide bay is filled with surfers during the months of July and August. The beach is comprised of pebbles and course shingle and it slopes gently into the clear water providing safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. The harbour is fairly busy in the summer season with ferries to Kefalonia and Ithaka as well as the yachts and pleasure boats which dock there. The pavement cafes on the quayside are pleasant places to sit and watch the maritime activities.
Vassiliki has many tavernas and restaurants providing menus that cater for most tastes, from local fish tavernas to restaurants serving international cuisine. The bars and clubs offer a vibrant nightlife.
There are supermarkets for essential provisions and the usual number of gift shops waiting to relieve you of your Euros in return for holiday mementoes.
The area around Vassiliki is fairly flat and lends itself to walking, cycling and horse riding. With the exception of Sunday, there are local buses to Lefkas Town where there is a wide variety of shops and restaurants.
A Vassiliki holiday promises fun and excitement with a guarantee of summer sunshine and warm clear water.
Vassiliki nightlife is fairly lively with a range of bars and clubs providing for most tastes. It is possible to enjoy a romantic meal for two under the stars or to join the throngs dancing and drinking into the early hours of the morning.
Vassiliki has small supermarkets for essentials and gift and souvenir shops where you can purchase your holiday mementoes. Souvenirs include ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods and soaps made from olive oil. Lefkas is noted for its embroidered linens and its weaving.
Local buses go six days a week to Lefkada, or Lefkas Town, which has a pedestrianised area full of all kinds of shops to satisfy most needs. In the centre is a square with pavement cafes where you can take a break from retail therapy.
Vassiliki has numerous tavernas, cafes, bars and restaurants which provide a wide range of food to accommodate most tastes. Locally caught fish, simply cooked, is always delicious. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb, aubergines and a béchamel sauce. Fast food stalls such as Souvlatzidiki sell takeaway souvlakis, a type of kebab. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros. Local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.
Children are always made very welcome in restaurants and their tastes and portion size are usually accommodated.