Although large and very close to the island capital, Agios Ionnis is not a beach for everyone. A favorite spot of kite surfers and paradise for waves lovers, it is usually very windy in the day and not suitable for swimming. Sunbathing can also be hard while the strong wind flaps your ears and you cannot hear the person next to you. In some hours of the day and in the evenings the wind abates and then a walk at this blue beach may be pleasant.
Agios Ioannis stretches for a few kilometers, its widest part being in the north and most exposed side. There you will see three old windmills which are not functioning anymore. That part of the beach north of the windmills is also know as Mili (Miloi). There are no beach bars (the reason is clear) and the shore is covered with coarse sand, gravel and pebbles. The narrowest section of the beach is in the south, just below the high hills on the top of which you see the village of Tsoukalades. This place is a bit less exposed to the wind and most accommodation options are there, as well as a few cafes and tavernas. All shops and services can be found in Lefkada Town (its center and promenade is less than 3 km away).
highlights: windy beach for kite surfers close to the island capital, beach in Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece