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Porto Katsiki

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Porto Katsiki (Greek: Πόρτο Κατσίκι) on the Ioanian Sea island of Lefkáda (Greek: Λευκάδα, ancient Greek and Katharevousa: Λευκάς, Lefkás; Santa Maura in Italian and Leucade in French) is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and Europe in general. Translation to English means "Port of the Goat", due to the fact that before only a goat could reach this area.
A very famous and photogenic beach, it is at the bottom of an arc of pale cliff that seem to have the clean lines of something designed by an architect rather than a natural wonder. It rises out of the water like a wedge, narrow at the center of the bay where there are only a few stairs to the sand, and then towering upwards at either end. As well as the white lines of the cliffs, the water is bright, bright blue and the cliffs have grassy topped fringes.
It is 35 km away from Lefkada town, near Athani village. The unique view of the white cliff over the beach combined with the surrounding green of the area and the cyan water of the sea make this beach a "must visit" place for tourists. It is consistently rated Top European Beach of the Year.

Panoramic view here.

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