Summer is about spending all day in the water, sunning yourself lobster-red and chilling out at the best beach bars! That’s why we’ve made a list of the island’s top seaside spots, 7 unforgettable beach-bar destinations that will have you dreaming of coming back.
The latest talk of the town goes by the name Maraboo Beach Bar and Restaurant. Discerning style, upbeat music and genuine ambiance set the stage for your spectacular Greek summer here. Come in the morning to savor iced coffee on your lux lounger, sample the menu’s gourmet delicacies for lunch and absolutely stay for an exotic seaside sunset cocktail. Maraboo has its own playground so even the little ones will leave with a smile on their face.
Deck Beachside Café is situated at an astounding location - the threshold between a lush green pine forest and the white sand of Pefkoulia. Here the sound of the lapping waves will be your summer soundtrack as you enjoy frozen beer and delightful snacks next to the pool or in the jacuzzi. Stay until dusk to witness the unbelievable sunset.
Sailinn Beach Bar is the place you dream of discovering this summer. White accents and an emphasis on natural materials make it feel perfectly embodied within its natural surroundings. Sailinn has all the ingredients for an ideal beach bar – laidback music, exotic cocktails and an incredible view towards Madouri, all from the comfort of lux sun beds at the sealine. Their fusion gourmet cuisine is yet another asset you’ll want to exploit!
A more recent arrival on the Agios Ioannis beach scene, Varko Summer Bar Resto has proved a game-changer with its unassumingly minimal design and boho chic accents plus cool vibes, enticing cocktails and creative dishes that set it apart. Enjoy your coffee in the shade of Varko’s natural reed umbrellas while you watch seasoned kite and wind surfers perform their daring dance with the waves.
Ai Giannis, Lefkada
Jammin in Paradise on Meganisi is the epitome of a carefree summer hangout. At this cozy seafront niche, beachgoers swim in the luminous sea or lounge leisurely in the shade while kids have a blast doing watersports, all to the rhythm of “jammin” reggae, latin, ethnic and jazz grooves. Jammin in Paradise is the real deal, a bona fide beach bar that not only promises paradise, but delivers.
Fanari beach, Meganisi
The elegant beach-bar of hotel Odeon goes simply by “The Bar” and it’s the place to be if you’re looking for a high-end design environment with top-notch service for a day at the sea. Enjoy iced coffee, frozen beer, fresh-fruit cocktails and snacks here when you need a break from the beach. If you’re in the mood for something more energetic, try your hand at windsurfing or paddle-boarding with an experienced instructor.
Cantina Fresco at Gialos is in a category all by itself, small and super laid-back with comfortable couches and loungers for enjoying your iced coffee or frozen granita right on the beach. You’ll easily stay until dusk, swaying to sophisticated musical selections and savoring their scrupulous cocktails.
Gialos Beach, Lefkada
Text: Effie Barla
Translation: Kleo Xirou
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