Nidri - Lefkada

'Nydri bay at Lefkada island, Greece' - Lefkada
'Nydri bay at Lefkada island, Greece' Panos Karas / Shutterstock

Are you on family vacation? Do you like adventures and outdoor activities? Are you a nature lover? Do you also own a luxurious yacht? It doesn’t really matter what kind of holidays you prefer or which type of traveller you are when you visit Nidri. This fishing village which turned out to be the one of the most cosmopolitan resorts has it all!

The village is ideally located halfway between Lefkada Town and Vassiliki village and ferries depart from here to the neighbouring island of Kefalonia. The 800 people who live in Nidri permanently have developed its small port to one of the busiest harbours on Lefkada with ferries and cruises to Meganisi, Ithaca and Kefalonia. It's also a top-notch destination for private yachts in the Ionian Sea and the assembly point for the annual Ionian Regatta, the biggest yachting event in the Mediterranean.

The lush vegetation of the surrounding area attracts nature lovers from all over the world to admire the spectacular view of the neighbouring islets as well as of the famous island of Scorpios which belonged to the Onassis family and welcomed members of the global elite. Here you can reunite with nature and enjoy the picturesque landscape with olive groves, vineyards and gardens. The place offers unique opportunities for outdoor activities, such as swimming in the famous waterfalls of Nidri. Could you ever imagine that you would go swimming in small ponds under the cool, refreshing water of waterfalls on a Greek island? Time to visit Nidri and try it out! Even though there are cliffs surrounding the village, the terrain here is quite flat, making it the best choice for long walks through the olive groves and peaceful cycle rides. As it is located in the east coast of the island, the sea is usually calm – perfect for learning how to sail.

If you are fascinated by the glamour of Scorpios, then you might want to visit the rest of the small islets opposite Nidri which are also owned by wealthy entrepreneurs. From Nidri you can go island hopping and visit all these islets as if you too were a famous celebrity!

For families, the village has a lot of facilities including taverns and restaurants to enjoy a tasteful Greek or international meal. There are plenty of shops as well. Accommodation ranges from affordable rooms to let to luxurious hotels. No matter what your budget is, convenience for you and your family is the number one priority for the locals in Nidri. The younger visitors will be equally satisfied since the village is everything but quiet! On the main street behind the bay there are various cafes, bars and clubs to spend unforgettable nights on the island.

There is no need to mention the beach and the sea in Nidri. On the entire island of Lefkada the beaches are of unique beauty and the waters are so crystal clear that you think you are in a tropical paradise.

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