|Administrative region:||Ionian Islands|
|Population statistics (as of 2001)|
|Time zone:||EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)|
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. It is the nearest village to the famed beach of Porto Katsiki.
- Agios Nikolaos Niras ( Άγιος Νικόλαος Νηράς) [2001 pop: 12]
From the 1950s until the late 1960s, a significant part of the population emigrated overseas or to the major regional centers within Greece. 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.
It suffered minor damage during the October 2003 Lefkada earthquake.
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- De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.