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Weather and climate

Temperature: Summer average of 25°C, with 30°C peaks in August.

Best time to visit: Book Nikiana holidays for June if you fancy steady sunshine and a mild climate in the mid-20s (°C). 

Summers in Nikiana are long and hot, and there’s no shortage of sunshine. The mercury begins to rise in May, with peaks of 18°C. Summer really kicks in from June to late August, when the temperatures climb into the mid-20s and even the low 30s during heatwaves. Head to the south of the island from Nikiana and you’ll notice that it’s windier; no wonder it’s so popular with windsurfers!  

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Nikiana Lefkada is best for…

Couples: If you’re looking for an idyllic escape with your loved one, look no further than Nikiana, Lefkada. Spend your days on the laid-back beach before dining in a charming Greek taverna while you watch the sunset. 

Beach lovers: Nikiana’s sandy beach is a superb spot to enjoy Greece’s glorious summers. You’re surrounded by lush green countryside, and if you fancy a change of scenery you can take a drive along the coast to find another beach. 

Explorers: This island is surrounded by 10 satellite islands, and you can hop to one or more straight from Nikiana marina. Or take a boat trip over to a secret World War II submarine base (Papanikolis Cave).

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Fast facts

Language: Greek.

Currency: Euro (€).

Local time: Nikiana is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Aktion National Airport on the Greek mainland. The transfer to Nikiana takes just 30 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Nikiana is 4 hours.

Tourist information: It’s well worth visiting www.visitgreece.gr to learn more before your Nikiana holidays.  

Visa / health: Check out www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations and advice for holidays to Nikiana.

Holiday destinations related to Nikiana:

  • Lefkas
  • Getting around

    By hire car: This will give you total freedom to explore beyond the village at your own pace. And it’s well worth taking the time to see as much of this beautiful island as you can. You’ll find plenty of car hire companies to choose from at Preveza Airport. 

    By bike: Many hotels at the beach resorts will have bikes for hire, and it’s a really fun way to get around the village. You’ll love rising along the coastline on two wheels.

    By bus: Regular services run in and between the main beach resorts on Lefkada. They’re a quick and affordable way to hop between resorts if you fancy a daytrip to a nearby town.

    Events

    International Folklore Festival: The island has played host to this colourful event since the 1950s, and today it attracts more visitors than ever. Held in August, people flock here from all over the world to join in with the island’s celebration of its traditions. Expect colourful parades with dancers in traditional costumes, along with live music and lots of festivities on the beach.

    Good Friday: Easter is an exciting time around here. The island celebrates Good Friday in style, with local bands playing music as processions wind their way through the streets before meeting in the central square.