reviewed by The Telegraph

Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece

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Sporty teenagers will love Lefkada, on the Ionian Sea, with its dramatically beautiful beaches and challenging water sports. Avoid the touristy east coast, and head instead to the more isolated west coast, where the village of Agios Nikitas overlooks the spectacular turquoise sea. Lefkada’s challenging water sports and beautiful beaches will offer something to every member of the family  Photo: Getty Images


Nearby you have Kathisma (2.5 miles), a popular pebble beach with cafés and tavernas, and low-key Milos pebble beach (served by boat). On the south coast, Vassiliki offers excellent conditions for wind surfing and scuba-diving, while Agios Ioannis, near Lefkada Town, is the top site for kite-surfing. For pure sand and sea, the remote beach of Porto Katsiki, backed by plummeting cliffs, is the most photographed, while Egremni is lovely, too, though you’ll need to check accessibility, after the 350 steps down to the beach were damaged in the November earthquake last year.

Stay at Myrto Apartments (, offering six self-catering apartments, with fine views down onto the bay (£67 per night in June).