Map of Nidri and Perigialli
Situated on the East Coast of Lefkas (Levkas, Lefkada), Nidri is also
sometimes spelt Nydri and is the Islands' main tourist resort. Halfway
between Lefkada Town (17km north) where the island is connected by road
bridge to the mainland, and Vassiliki (21km south) with it's ferry
connection to Keffalonia, Nidri has it's own small ferry port with ferries
to Keffalonia, Ithaka and Meganissi. Nidri has quite a good local bus
Geography - The immediate area is fairly flat and is good for gentle cycle
rides and walks through the olive groves to the Nydri Waterfalls (approx.
4km), and around Vlicho Bay to the church of Agia Kiriaki on the headland of
Geni (Yeni) opposite Nidri (approx. 8km). For those with more energy there
are walks into the surrounding hills, and in spring the flowers and blossoms
with beautiful views to sea are unforgettable.
Yachting - Along with Lefkada Town, Nidri is one of the main yachting
destinations in the Ionian Sea. It's location on the East Coast of Levkas
means that the sea is usually calm, and it is an ideal place to learn to
sail. Combined with an interesting coastline full of sheltered and secluded
bays, and several Islands offshore such as Skorpios (the private Onassis
Island), there's plenty to see. All of this can also be enjoyed on one of
the local boat trips which run throughout the summer - ideal for those that
can't bring their own boat! Or rent a dinghy while you are here and explore
Regatta - Nidri is also the assembly point for the annual Ionian Regatta -
one of the biggest Yachting events in the Mediterranean. Usually held in the
third week of September, it typically attracts about 190 entries and is a
spectacular sight to watch. The Odysseus and other boats provide a good day
out to follow the event, with a beach barbeque, but are popular and best
booked in advance.
Eating and Drinking - Nidri village has a good variety of bars and
restaurants to suit all tastes. Restaurants vary from Chinese to Italian and
International, with a good selection of traditional Greek tavernas as well.
For a drink you can choose from everything from cafes to music bars, with
two nightclubs open during the summer season until the early hours.
Beaches - The beaches are gently shelving, of pebble/shingle. Sand has been
added to some parts of the beach. The water is generally clear, without
currents, and warms up quickly during the summer. Sun beds and umbrellas can
be hired on the beach, watersports are available, motorboats can be rented,
and there are plenty of friendly waterside bars and tavernas.
Shops and Services - There are two banks, four cash dispensing machines
(ATM's), and several exchange bureaux. During the summer season, dozens of
supermarkets are open all day from 9.00am until about midnight. There are
three chemists, one doctor's surgery open in the evenings, and a Post Office
open weekday mornings. The nearest hospital with emergency medical
facilities is at Lefkada Town.
Accommodation - A wide variety of accommodation is available, but can be
difficult to find during the middle of the summer due to the popularity of
this resort. Best to book in advance.
For more information:
Nidri Beach Garden
Studios and rooms
Studios and Apartments
Stavroulas Studios and Apartments