Style: Freeride, Freestyle
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
There are several versions about the name of the area such as: “Vagia”, "Trypa” (= Hole in Greek), "Diavasidia". It is not widely known. There is an elegant and well-made wooden bridge, its length is over 50 meters and leads to a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear water. Amazing view of the beautiful St. Nicholas Island.
Wind Type: Thermal Winds
Main Wind Direction:
Wind is weaker than Agios Ιοannis Spot. Can be gusty.
Depth: Shallow (walking several steps not to step on)
Attention: Mole, Rocks
Into the water, in a short distance from the coast and almost parallel with it, there is a very long reef made of rocks looks like a "fence" that separates the sea in two. These rocks that surround the lagoon break the waves. There are visible and 1-1,5 m deep. In some places there are passages for boats. Locals call them "Diavasidia".
The lagoon forming countless formations. There are beautiful plants into the water that modulate an enchanting landscape.
Bathers Period: Never
Kid Friendly: Yes
In some places the red plants growing in the water is so much extent, like a calcined carpet. The birds show blissful, because in the area prevails peace and tranquility. In fact you have the feeling that you're "attacker" in a perfect ecological equilibrium.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van: In order to get to Vagia from Central/South Greece, you have to drive with direction to Aktion/Preveza and before reaching these towns, drive western to Lefkada Island. Vagia is just 4 km before Lefkada Town. Turn from main road to sandy road towards the sea, park after 300-400 m. Go left and cross the wooden bridge.
From N/NW Greece first you have to reach Arta and then Preveza and Aktio. The city of Arta is linked with the GR-5 (Antirrio - Ioannina) and the GR-30 which links with Peta and Trikala. The underwater road crossing through the Aktion - Preveza channel ensures the fastest connection of Aetoloakarnania and southern Greece with the coastal zone of the prefectures of Preveza - Thesprotia and the Port of Igoumenitsa. The distance from Preveza to Vagia is 25 km.
There are some good highways, like the Corinth-Athens and the Athens-Larissa, Corinth-Tripoli and the Egnatia highway. Vagia is about 358 km away from Athens, 370 km from Thessaloniki -Greece's second largest city, 171 km from Patra, 108 km from Igoumenitsa and 75 km from Arta.
Arrival by Bus: There are regular routes from the Preveza Bus Station to Athens, Thessaloniki, Lefkada, towns and regions of the Prefecture of Preveza, cities of Epirus, Thessalia and Patra.
Arrival by Train: Train travel is not so much in fashion anymore due to the complexity of the journey through the Balkans. Rail services link Thessaloniki with Athens, Thrace and Patra. The line through what was once Yugoslavia provides connections with Central and Western Europe. The line through Bulgaria connects to Eastern Europe and the line through Istanbul, Turkey with the countries of the Near East.
Arrival by Airplane: There are flight connections to the nearest airport Action-Preveza, approx. 18 Km from Vagia. In the summer you can get a flight directly with charter planes from many countries. Winter is hard to get here.
Another way to reach Vagia is by plane to Corfu, the neighbor island. Flights to Corfu are available from almost every European airport. The distance from Corfu to Vagia can best be travelled by ferry boat from Corfu to Igoumenitsa. Ferry boats to Igoumenitsa leave Corfu daily between 06.00 and 22.00. It takes about 1-1,5 hours to reach Igoumenitsa.
Many travelers choose a flight to the new airport of Athens, “Eleftherios Venizelos”, one of the best airports in Europe (IATA: ATH, ICAO: LGAV). It is located in Spata Town and serves flights to Greece daily from many international airlines from all over the world. There are domestic flights to Aktion - Preveza Airport several times per week.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: If you are coming from the European continent and you prefer to take the ferry from an Italian Port, you need to head towards Italy and the Italian ports of Ancona, Venice Bari or Brindisi. Those ports have daily connections to Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patra. The port of lgoumenitsa is the first big gateway for Western and Central Europe (the port of Patra is the second one).
If you are coming from Aegean Sea (from a Greek Island, Turkey or Cyprus) you will reach one of the Attica’s Ports in Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio Town.