Agios Ioannis beach is the closest beach to the capital of the island; Lefkas Town. Beach bars, cafes and tavernas are peppered around the crescent shaped beach. It is a sandy beach with turquoise waters .The beach is quiet ,virgin and rarely crowded and it is extended for nearly three kilometres . Along from this beach stretches a spit of beach called Miloi after the eighteenth century windmills that stand as sentinels lined up along the waterfront, a popular area for kitesurfers and windsurfers. North of Aghios Ioannis beach is Gyra lagoon, surrounded by the flat green plains that are scattered with houses and olive groves, the road to Lefkas town has the sea and the lagoon on either side making a breathtaking ride,whilst an old fourteenth century sea fortress offers a charming backdrop.
Lefkada is among the best Greek islands for kite surfing and windsurfing. Particularly the beaches of Agios Ioannis and Vassiliki are the ideal places for these two wind sports. The afternoon is the best time for kite surfing and windsurfing as the wind blows to the right direction.
If you don’t know how to surf, there are few sports centres on the island that rent equipment and offer courses for all ages.
The wind starts blowing at noon every day from May to September creating excellent conditions for sportsmen who have experience and good technique. In recent years in Lefkada conducted international Kite surf competitions.