You’ll find the sleepy village of Nikiana in the east of the Greek island of Lefkas (or Lefkada); it’s in the sparkling Ionian Sea, just off the west coast of the mainland. Nikiana holidays are full of adventure and is home to a little sandy beach dotted with sunloungers and umbrellas, where you can spend your day relaxing. And when the sun goes down, you can make a beeline for the waterside restaurants that come alive after dark. If you want to head out and about, you can reach the other side of the island in less than half an hour; take the trip to Kathisma if you’re after water sports fun. And if you want to see the island capital in all its glory, historic Lefkas Town is only a 15-minute drive away.
Things to do
If you want to get away from it all, Nikiana holidays are just the ticket. There’s a tiny sandy beach here where you can laze around in the sunshine. And you’ll find lots of charming restaurants serving up a taste of traditional Greek cuisine. This pretty village sits at the foothills of Mount Skaros, so you’ll also find plenty of gorgeous scenery to explore. And if you want to see the sights and sounds of the island capital, historic Lefkas Town is only a short drive away.
Nikiana has an intimate pebbled beach that is popular among tourists and locals alike due to its crystal clear waters and pleasant weather. The warm and calm conditions make Nikiana Beach great for water sports and sailing. If you’re after something a little sandier, take a short trip to the neighbouring bays where there are several Blue Flag beaches that have sun loungers and parasols for those much needed lazy days.
History and culture
Nikiana is close to the island’s capital, Lefkada Town, and it’s here that you can explore the ancient Santa Maura Castle to find out about the rich history of the island. Lefkada Town is the cultural hub of the island, with lots of entertainment and events happening throughout the year, including the International Festival of Folklore and Dance.
Nikiana is a small, picturesque resort that is known for being very laid back and peaceful. If you are looking for a vibrant club scene then perhaps try a larger resort on the island. There is, however, lots of restaurants and bars that are open until the early hours. Sit along the seafront and enjoy freshly caught seafood, whilst you watch the mountains turn a stunning, fiery red from the descending sunset.
K Beach Bar is a popular place to call on, in a prime position it looks over the stunning coastline. Visit in the daytime to soak up the summer sun on the loungers provided and to enjoy a delicious meal. Relax in the evening under palm trees before drinking fruity cocktails and dancing the night away in the lively, feel-good atmosphere.