Kastro is actually part of Gyra
beach, at its widest and easternmost part. It is located at the entrance of the island and in front of the lagoons formed around Lefkada
Town. It is very close to the castle of Agia Mavra (and thus its name - meaning "castle") but yet both are separated by the sea and Kastro beach is opposite the castle.
The access to Kastro beach is very easy, right next to the small bridge which connects Lefkada to mainland Greece. The easternmost part of Kastro is known as Ammoglossa
and it is a small sandspit. Although Gyra and Kastro are very close to the windy Agios Ioannis
, the sea surface is usually flat and there are no strong winds and big waves. The beach is covered with coarse sand and tiny pebbles. The sea bottom looks shallow at first sight because of the transparent water but in gets deep quickly.