Built on a steep incline on the south-west coast of the Greek island of Lefkada, the village of Athani (Greek: Αθάνι) is the last major populated region of the island accessible by sealed road.
Postal code: 310 82
Elevation: Ionian Sea
Dialing code: +11+30-22960 (030-22960)-62
Athani is the nearest village to the famed beach of Porto Katsiki. It has recently been discovered by Europeans and its dwindling population is gradually being fortified by new "blow ins". These new residents make Athani their temporary home during the summer months, leaving the cold and harsh seasons to the local diehards.
Athani is highly regarded for honey as well as its views over the Ionian Sea.
View from the main road, Athani, Photo Lakis Sideris 2003
Athani has a small school, a church, a small post office, and a small square (plateia).