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Turquoise gems of Lefkada

This is that kind of holiday when you lay down all day on the beach. If you search on TripAdvisor for things to do in Lefkada it will show you only beaches. I will take advantage of this cloudy day and write about the beaches we explored in the past days.
All the beaches I'm going to talk about are located on the west coast of the island. To get there you need to cross the mountains. The views are breathtaking but the roads are very poor. Our little car had some rough time.
The mountains and the sea meeting in background 

First destination: Porto Katsiki. This beach is with white stones and crystal-clear water. I am amazed of the turquoise color of the water and wandering from where comes this color. The explanation I got this far is that the white stones reflect the sunlight.

Talking about stones. This beach has plenty of them. I recommend you to take water shoes otherwise you might cut yourself on the sharp rocks. I didn't have one of those when we went to Porto Katsiki. I bought one pair for the next day.

The beach is quite popular. When we've got there was full. It's not very comfortable to stay too much on the ground. You can rent lounges and umbrellas.

Even if I'm in holiday I like to stretch a little bit. Here I was trying some equilibrium postures, happy tree pose. To maintain your equilibrium you need to find a fixed point and watch in that direction.

It's not always easy to keep your balance and you might fall. But it's ok to fall too. Next time you'll raise stronger.

Here we watched the sunset. I like the beginnings, but also the endings have their beauties. We should enjoy every moment that we have and not judge it.
A new day, a new adventure. I'm currently reading a book that I should have read it in my childhood. Someone dear to me recommended it to me and I'm glad I've brought it with me. The book is from Romanian literature and it's called "Cireșearii". In the book a group of children start a great adventure, to explore a cave. I've encountered myself in a similar expedition. The next beach we've explored is wilder than the previous one. Again, we had to endure the same bad roads, plus an extra challenge: to climb the rocks.

Behind the rocks the beach is revealed to the adventurous ones. On our way back we found an easier way to get there. This was Kavalikefta beach.

Weather update: it's sunny again. The same in our lives, there are times when we feel the clouds are blocking our sight, but we should keep in mind that the sun is always behind the clouds. I went for a quick swim and now we can go back to our story.

Our next destination is Avali beach. Again, blue water, cliffs, sandy beach. I didn't stay to much there. It was very hot and there was no shadow. Instead I went to the only terrasse on the beach. The landscape from there is awesome. Here I discovered freddo cappuccino, a shot of espresso with cold milk foam.

The last stop from that day was Kathisma beach. After seeing the previous beaches this is an ordinary one. Nothing spectacular about the water nor the sand. The most exciting thing you could do there is paragliding.

I will end this post with Agiofili beach, which is situated in the south of the island, quite near to Vasiliki. The beach is accessible by boat, or by car on an off-road. Our poor car struggled a little bit on that road.

Maybe the wisdom of ancient Greeks is gone, but the landscapes continue to be impressive to the viewer.


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