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.
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.