Marantochori (Marandochori) is a rural village halfway between Vasiliki
and Syvota, Lefkada
island. It is spread out at the base of a hill and covers a wide area. The village houses are mix of old and new with many of them featuring a big yard. Marantochori is away from the sea but still not too far away from it. There are tavernas, cafe and bakery open all year and more open during the summer season. The accommodation options in Marantochori are mostly private villas but there are also a few holiday homes and rooms to rent. The village itself is quiet and suitable for relaxing holiday and enjoying the basic things of the life - good food, good sleep and lazy days.
The closest beaches are Mikros Gialos
, with many other smaller coves accessible only via tiny secret dirt roads like Afteli
. The nearby Vasiliki also has a nice beach but it is mostly known for its winds and windsurf schools. Sivota
is the closest harbor for boats and yachts with yacht clubs situated along the picturesque promenade. It takes around 20 minutes to reach Nydri
which is the busiest village in the south half of the island. While in Marantochori, do not miss to visit the family run taverna in the nearby village of Evgiros
, with a magnificent sea view.
highlights: quiet village close to Vasiliki and Sivota, village in Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece