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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lefkada, Greece

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lefkada...

Lefkada is a coastal city in Greece. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 8673 people. The water temperature around Lefkada varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.9°C (55.2°F) in February up to 24.5°C (76°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Lefkada is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Lefkada?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Lefkada is ca:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Lefkada?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Lefkada. The closest one is Shark reef, which is 10.5km (11.2miles) away from Lefkada. Click here for more information on Shark reef and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Lefkada are Kastrosikia spot, which is 18.1km (11.2miles) away, and Ligia reef, located roughly 21.5km (13.4miles) from Lefkada.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Lefkada. A beach that might be worth checking out is Valtos Beach, which is only 35.6km (22.1miles) away from Lefkada. Another beach near Lefkada is Saranda, which is 81km (50.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Lefkada?

The sea temperature around Lefkada is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Lefkada. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to approximately 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lefkada?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when water temperatures range from 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Lefkada: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lefkada...

Do you know what the the city Lysterfield in Australia, the city Orte in Italy, and the city Vauvert in France have in common with Lefkada? Click on the links to find out...