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A sleepy village with natural charm

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Skaros, the quaint fishing village of Nikiana is the ideal place to relax away from the crowds. On the east coast of Lefkada, Nikiana holidays are characterised by pristine beaches and laid-back rural charm. The village has a few tavernas along the beachfront, ideal for a lunchtime drink or a delicious dinner.

Although holidays to Nikiana can be quiet, its centrally located harbour has become a popular stop for private yachts. The shingle beach is a vision of unspoilt natural beauty, surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees. With views of mainland Greece, it’s also the perfect place to watch the sunset. The village is a convenient distance from the capital, Lefkada Town, and the popular town of Nidri where you’ll find several lively bars and clubs if you’re in the mood for some more upbeat nightlife.

Your Nikiana questions, answered

Nikiana is chilled out in the evenings with some cosy bars and eateries on offer. You can also head to the nearby town of Nidri for more nightlife.

It’s sunny for most of the year, with temperatures reaching the 30s during the summer. It can be windy in the evenings, so pack a jumper just in case.

There are a few souvenir and trinket shops in Nikiana, where you can buy sun cream and snacks. You can also drive to Lefkada Town to browse its boutiques.

Best things to do in Nikiana

Relax on the beach

Nikiana has a shingle beach set against a fragrant forest with views of the Skaros Mountains and mainland Greece. You’ll find sandier beaches to the west in Egremni and Kathisma.

Try the local fish

As it’s a fishing village, the tavernas in Nikiana are supplied with the freshest catch of the day. The local prawns are a particularly delicious speciality.

Go for a hike

The mountainous terrain and sweeping views across the Ionian Sea make Nikiana the perfect place for hiking. Wear walking boots to safely navigate the rocks.


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