|Leonidion has two main beach areas. One is called Plaka (pictured to the left) and the other is called Lako.|
beaches have won awards for their cleanliness, and the Leonidio
port provides an excellent social & relaxing atmosphere.
At night, Plaka is lit up with its jam-packed restaurants and bars. There is something for every age and taste.
|My favorite cafe bar is the "Eucalyptus Bar", which faces the port, and is owned by Taki. This cafe/bar is literally situated underneath the shade of a huge Eucalyptus tree, which is probably hundreds of years old. It's a tree which has become a landmark at the Leonidion port.|
|On the opposite side of the docks, a longer beach exists which faces the island of Spetses. It connects to the beach known as Lako. Pictured to the left, it is a huge beach, which runs for about a mile. This side of the beach has a few more waves than the port beach. As you can also see there are two cafes which line this beach and provide shade and refreshments. (Picture taken in July 2000)|
|The picture to the left was taken in 1994. Lots of changes have occurred since then. The docks have now officially been updated and strengthened for more traffic at the port as of the summer of 2002. Plus more activity and social areas have been built.|
|In 2002, the EU awarded Leonidio one of the 326 blue flags for the improved quality of its beaches. In 1997, a Greek Government program led to the removal of 17,000 tons of garbage from 879 kilometers of beaches in Greece. Leonidion's blue flag can be found in the center of the Marina. Leonidio has had the fortune to be given this award for almost fourteen years in a row. Boasting one of the cleanest beaches in all of Greece.|
|Another popular hang out at plaka is the "Cantina". It is a cute little snack bar with straw umbrellas lined infront of it. For a small price you can rent a lawn chair so you can tan with comfort. You can also conveniently buy refreshing drinks and ice cream to make your tanning experience complete. This is also the spot where you can go for an inflatable Banana boat ride, or an inner tube ride. Both of these are great fun and a neat way to cool down on those hot days, which can reach 45C. Here you can also rent paddle boats, jet-skis and wind-surfing boards. This spot is a popular hang out for many university students during the summer months.|
To view more pictures of people and events around this area see the
"Friends/acquaintences and Great Memories" link and the "A walk around the Docks" link on this website