Kathisma is located 14 kilometres west of the capital, near the village of Agios Nikitas.
Kathisma, with its long beach with fine white sand and turquoise waters surrounded by impressive cliffs, is one of the most beautiful beaches on Lefkada.
Sun beds, umbrellas and water sports facilities can be found there, as well as various accommodation options, restaurants and bars.
The sands at Kathisma are some of the most popular on Lefkas: wide and deep for more than a kilometre with pebbles and sand on the shore and sand underfoot out to the sea.
Although this beach is not blessed with much shade, it nevertheless has interesting rock promontories and caves to explore and a couple of large rocks in the sea at the southern end where nudists tend to congregate.
Kathisma beach often makes it into the top ten most beautiful Mediterranean beaches and it is easy to understand why. However, as the sand can create deep shelves, be aware that children need to be watched closely.
On the main section of the beach there are tavernas and bars with swimming pools in the bars. As it is west facing, many people linger around to enjoy the sunsets.
There are plenty of beach umbrellas and beds and the beach has a young and lively feel, with volleyball and tennis courts. In the summer and there is paragliding from the cliffs.
There is a regular bus service from Lefkas Town and plenty of parking behind the beach. Parking is in great demand at weekends when visitors arrive in droves. Fortunately, the beach is big enough for it rarely to feel too crowded.
In the year 2000 a popular magazine poll voted Kathisma one of the top 10 Greek beaches by visitors.