Kalamitsi is one of the oldest villages on the island, located just 20 kilometers west of Lefkada Town. It sits atop the steeply sloping coast surrounded by hills and olive groves, with incredible views of the blue sea on all sides. There are many little whitewashed churches, and the hills are home to a number of traditional windmills. This is a quiet spot with very little in the way of tourism, and the people live a typical Greek rural life.
There are several beaches within five kilometers of this town, including Kavalikefta Beach, Megali Petra Beach, and Avali beach. However, this traditional coastal village with a population of just 200 is set in a picturesque landscape which feels like you have been transported back in time.
You will find a few markets and taverns in this little village, and you can experience a slice of true Greek culture. If you are looking for a cultural experience that is off the beaten path, this is the destination for you. You can always follow the road signs down to one of the nearby beaches, and return to the hillside for dinner and rest. You get the best of both worlds when you choose this spot for your holiday.
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