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Nikiana beach guide Lefkas

Lefkas Nikiana RS

Photo: Rachel Lake

Nikiana is a small fishing village on the east coast of Lefkada, about nine kilometres from Lefkas Town and just south of Lygia. Nikiana is rather strung out along the coast road with a few bars, cafes, a mini-market, shops and tavernas along the main street. There are a number of tavernas and restaurants both around the harbour and along the main road.

Nikiana has a couple of good pebble and sand beaches nearby, both of which are fairly quiet most of the year. The water is quite shallow and there are rocks both on and offshore to add some extra interest.

Both Nikiana beaches get busy during the summer months of July and August. The biggest and best of is opposite the quay where a beachfront taverna offers the basics.

The hills above Nikiana are coated with olive and citrus groves and framed by the higher mountains of Lefkas behind. Those fond of walking will find many paths and tracks in the hills and some splendid views of the Lefkas east coast.

Nikiana has a regular bus service to Lefkas Town. The bus stop is just outside the bakery to the south of the quay on the main road.

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