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“Worth the effort!”
Review of Egremni Beach

Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Lefkada
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

We loved this beach despite the trauma of parking above! The morning was damp after a thunderstorm, and we also thought we were being tactical in eating lunch up in the village of Athani first, given we wouldn't want to climb back up those 350 steps more than once in a day. However lunch took rather too long and it was getting on for 2pm when we got to Egremni and we were driving a people carrier as there were 6 of us. Very very thankfully, we squeezed into a gap at the side of the road on very rough and precarious surface, only just leaving sufficient space for vehicles to get past. There is a turning area down in the more official parking area, but passing other vehicles going in the other direction when vehicles are parked all the way down on both sides is not really an option so getting down to turn would have been a nightmare and trying to reverse uphill would not have been fun, especially with cars continuing to queue up behind. This is one popular beach! Thankfully by the time we left it was quieter and we could get down to the turning space after some waiting for a gap in car movements.
However that stunning aquamarine sea was worth the stress and the climb. We have travelled all over the world and seldom seen a sea colour like it - it just made you want to jump in. There are waves and it got deep quite quickly so it's not ideal for young children, but once you got through the waves you could happily lie in the sea for ages as it was quite calm a few metres out and a comfortable temperature.
We purchased a round of drinks on the beach and took our rubbish back up with us, also stopping at the bar at the top of the steps for another round as a breather!
So do go - just try and get there as early as possible and take your picnic lunch with you, then stop at Athani village on the way home for a meal with a view at one of the lovely tavernas.

2  Thank Roundy
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Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

I went here 3 days ago and i was a little dissapointed. The view was breathtaking from upstairs, but to get downstairs you have to get down(!!!and back up in the evening) 350 stairs. When you get down thw conditiona are ok, you can rent sunbeds or you can bring your own stuff. There is a beach bar if you want to get something to ear/drink. The water looks very nice but the entrance in the water is steep, and the beach has peebly sand. The experience was better than at Porto Katsiki, but when the day is over and you are tired and have to climb back the 350 stairs plus the road to the place where you parked your car, it can be annoying.
It is a beach worth seen once, but not the kind of beach you would go daily durring your staying.

3  Thank Oana12
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

It is worth to cross a lot of stairs to see the beauty of the beach with beautiful color sea.The only drawback is that there are lots of steps and not just for those with weak hearts.

Thank MikiiTanja
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

The beach is amazing! The color of the water is exactly what you see on pics - aquamarine blue! Its a perfect place to spend a whole day!

Thank Katya_madrid
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

Egremni Beach is really long one and with really nice water shades of light blue. The beach is with really small pebbles and the entrance in the sea is a bit steep but for me it was just perfect!

1  Thank IoanaA2
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