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Find information on Agios Nikitas in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Agios Nikitas is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages on the Ionian island of Lefkas. Originally a small fishing village, it is the only resort at sea level on the north-west coast of Lefkas as the western coastline is surrounded by steep cliffs and hills. Agios Nikitas is only fourteen kilometres from Lefkas Town. The village has its own small beach and offers a boat service to neighbouring beaches. There are a number of mini-markets as well as the usual array of gift and souvenir shops.
The unspoiled beauty of Levfkas with it pine clad hills and striking coastline, draws many visitors to its shores every year. Agios Nikitas is one of the prettiest resorts and also one of the island’s most popular holiday destinations. Guaranteed hot sunshine and warm clear water conspire to make this an ideal holiday destination for many people. Add to this the friendly welcome of Greek hospitality, the numerous tavernas to sample local food and wine and you have the perfect blend for a wonderful holiday
Agios Nikitas holidays are popular with a variety of ages and interests. Families with small children enjoy the beaches with safe bathing in warm waters. Water sports enthusiasts will find a number of activities including sailing and scuba diving. The terrain is unsuited to those with problems of mobility.
Although the holiday season lasts from April until October when the temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees, summer is the most popular time to visit Agios Nikitas.
Agios Nikitas is an attractive village lying on the north-west coast of the strikingly beautiful island of Lefkas with its pine covered mountains, verdant valleys, waterfalls and cliffs. Agios Nikitas is surrounded by pine clad hills, its houses clinging to the sides of the steep gorge that opens out into the sea. The main street running through the village down to the beach is pedestrianised and filled with shops, bars and tavernas. The main beach is comprised of sand and pebbles and is backed by tavernas and hotels. At the height of the season, the beach can become busy but boats leave daily for neighbouring beaches such as Milos Beach which is considered to be one of the best on Lefkas. It is possible to walk to adjacent beaches but be warned that this is no gentle stroll suited to the able-bodied with excess energy.
Agios Nikitas has a plentiful supply of mini-markets, souvenir shops, tavernas, bars and restaurants serving a wide variety of food. Those wishing for more variety can travel the short distance to Lefkas town, aka Lefkadha, where there is a much wider choice of goods. Lefkas has a large marina which can hold over six hundred boats and yachts and it is an ideal spot to sit and watch the hustle and bustle of the mariners while sipping coffee or wine in the water front bars and tavernas.
Two kilometres south of the principle town, is the island’s oldest church. Dating from the fifteenth century and it is worth visiting this Byzantine structure if only to see the wonderful frescoes.
An Agios Nikitas holiday offers a relaxing seaside break with a guarantee of summer sun surrounded by natural beauty.
There are a number of bars, cafes, tavernas and restaurants spread along the road that runs through the village down to the beach providing a varied nightlife. There are lively bars with music and peaceful restaurants and tavernas where you can enjoy a relaxing meal and a drink.
There are a number of mini-markets where you can purchase holiday essentials as well as a many gift shops along the road to the beach. Here you can buy your holiday mementoes including, rather tasteful ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods and soaps made from olive oil. Lefkas is noted for its embroidered linens and its weaving.
Agios Nikitas has numerous tavernas, cafes, bars and restaurants which provide a wide range of food to accommodate most tastes. Locally caught fish, simply cooked, is always delicious. Moussaka is another Greek favourite made from minced lamb and aubergines. The local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.
Children are always made very welcome and their tastes and portion size is usually accommodated.