Nikiana was established by the hill folks of Alexandros village, during the time of the 2nd World War. It is a traditional hamlet at the foot of Skaros mountain with a picturesque port where you can see fishing boats all over the year. Many yachts moor to the port in summer. Nikiana is 8km away from the town of Lefkada and 10km away from the cosmopolitan resort of Nidri.
The drive to both these destinations is coastal and offers to the visitor a wonderful view of many beautiful landscapes. The beach near Nikiana village is next to the port and it is an excellent choice for families, since the children can play in the shallows of this calm sea. The coast of Nikiana extends approximately for 7km in parallel with the village.
In Nikiana there is super market, bakery, cafes, bars and fast food whilst by the port one can find many restaurants and fishing taverns. Also in Nikiana you can enjoy the services of the scuba diving center of Lefkada.
Only 3km away from Nikiana, following the enchanting route uphill you can visit the monastery of Agious Pateres.
«Here, is where the last noises of the world come to die» Lamartine had said.
If you continue your trip a little further, you will enter the “Oak tree forest” and take a walk amongst these sky high trees, which will set your imagination free to a past time of fairies and elves.
The ride to inner Lefkas is on asphalt roadway that ascends tortuously at the slope of mountain Skaros, at first. The view of the whole area of Nikiana, the sea and the scenery unfolding underneath your feet, is beyond words and it is the best compensation for your decision to visit the monastery of Agious Pateres, the Oak Tree forest and the rest of the hamlets with its beautifully made stone houses.