Greece

Vasiliki - Ammoussa crossing

Hike between two beaches

Petr Liška
Wrote 1776 articles and follows him / her 137 travelers
(1 rating)
Vasiliki - Ammoussa crossing
Inserted: 13.10.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
Suitable for:
Hikers

If you like not only swimming on the beautiful beaches of Lefkada, but also want to take an affordable and short hike, you can make the transition from Vasiliki to Ammousa Beach. It is a nice hike through the interior of the island, where you can bathe in two different places. Plus, you'll hardly meet anyone else here

View of Vasiliki

The tour begins in the town of Vasiliki, which is also worth a visit, especially the picturesque marina. We continue along the small beaches to the southern end of the town, where there are nice views from the road

View of Vasiliki
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Road on a dirt road to Agiofili

The road leads along a dusty road, where there is quite traffic, because it leads to the beautiful beach of Agiofili. There is practically no shade, so it is recommended to leave early in the morning or afternoon rather than at noon. This section between Vasiliki and Agiofili is probably the only place where you will meet a pedestrian and is not very pleasant. There are perhaps only a few old olive trees and two huge villas to see

Road on a dirt road to Agiofili
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

View from the hiking trail

After about half an hour's walk from Agiofili, you will start to come across cars parked along the road so that they do not have to pay for parking. Now be careful, just behind the box of the collector of the parking road descends steeper to the parking lot (you can also go to the beach of Agiofili to refresh yourself). But don't descend and take the footpath from the beginning leading practically along the contour line. After about 300 meters of walking, the road starts to climb and a pretty nice view opens up

View from the hiking trail
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Inland vegetation of Lefkada

With increasing height, the vegetation becomes denser and it is finally possible to find some shade. The path is quite obvious there is nowhere to get lost. Just before the „pass“ is a slightly steeper section

Inland vegetation of Lefkada
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Pass (150m)

The hike culminates in a „pass“, about 150 meters above sea level. There is also a sitting area made of discarded chairs and some agricultural fences

Pass (150m)
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Descent to Ammoussa

A relatively comfortable dirt road leads down from the pass, probably sometimes someone even comes here by car. Gradually, the views of the „other“ side, including the peaks of Kefalonia on the horizon, open up

Descent to Ammoussa
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Descents on the descent

The road only slowly descends for a long time with nice views of a small peninsula. For new buildings, it turns to the other side

Descents on the descent
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Views of Ammoussa Beach

In places where the road turns to the other side, it is possible to significantly shorten the route by walking down the slope directly to the beach. Choose your path carefully so that you do not end up in the bushes. If you do not want to risk this, continue for about 400 meters further along the road before connecting to the road and another 550 meters along the road back to the beach. The journey from Vasiliki here takes about 1h15 minutes. If you do not have an appointment from here, unfortunately the same way back awaits you.

Views of Ammoussa Beach
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
Applaud the author of the article!
Share it on:

They been there (1)

They want there (0)

Be the first, who want to go there!

Have you been there? Contribute a good advice to travelers who want to go to this area or add places to your visited list.

Do you want to go there? There is nothing easier than having to deal with others and go on a trip or get tips on where you want to go.

Activities

Practical information

Part of gigalist

Giga List: The most beautiful trips to Lefkada

Lefkada boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so most trips will take you to explore the local sea bays.… continue reading

The most beautiful trips to Lefkada
Part of itienary

Article: A trip to the surroundings of Vasiliki

Vasiliki is the largest resort in the south of the island. It offers small beaches in the southern part and then a large beach… continue reading

A trip to the surroundings of Vasiliki
Thanks!

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

Already rated by 1 traveler

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

You must be logged in to post a review or