Kalamitsi is a small and adorable traditional village and one of the oldest of Lefkada. It is built high up on the slopes of Mt Rachi as a protection from the frequent pirate raids, hidden from the sea.
In former times, this was a large and important place, and had a school as far back as 1825. Wheat was grown in the vicinity, as can be seen from a large number of ruined windmills. There is 13 of them and many beautiful churches which are scattered around the area, among which the most famous is the chapel of Panagia stous Kipous (Virgin in the Gardens).
There is a nice beach called Kalamitsi close to the village. The road to the beach is a bit narrow. There you can see a big waves like on west side of the island but here it is different because you have rocks that makes every wave different and more powerfull.
Accommodations built according to the traditional mountainous style, taverns and cafes can be found in picturesque Kalamitsi.
The small village of Kalamitsi is located 23 kilometres south-west of the island’s capital on a green slope and enjoys a magnificent panoramic view.