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Nidri Introduction

Nidri lies on the east coast of the Ionian island of Lefkas, seventeen kilometres south of Lefkas Town. Nidri is the largest resort on the island and has wide ranging facilities to accommodate most tastes. It lies at the mouth of Vlycho Bay which is surrounded by hills and overlooks the islands of Meganissi and Skorpios. Much of the land behind the bay is reclaimed marshland and mosquitoes can be a problem for some. Nidri is a lively resort with much to occupy visitors by both day and night.

Why Go To Nidri?

Guaranteed summer sunshine, warm clear water, an imported sandy beach offering a variety of water sports are just some of the reasons for booking a Nidri holiday. The range of tavernas and restaurants cater for all tastes and there are many shops waiting to relieve you of your euros in exchange for holiday mementoes. Nidri also boasts a lively nightlife.

Nidri is popular with most age ranges and interests Families with small children can enjoy the beach with safe bathing in calm waters. Water sports enthusiasts will find a large variety of activities are available in the bay.

When To Go To Nidri

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 Nidri.

Nidri - The Place

Nidri is a popular and busy resort on the east coast of Lefkas. It has a wide range of accommodation, none of which is high rise, which caters for most budgets. The stony beach has a covering of imported sand which pleases parents of small children with their buckets and spades. The beach is well organised with a variety of water sports including jet skis, banana boats and scuba diving. Nidri is also a great sailing centre with a marina. In September the bay is filled with yachts taking part in the Ionian Regatta. Excursions can be taken from the harbour to neighbouring islands or to explore the coastline with its many rocky coves and small beaches.

Nidri has a large number of tavernas, bars and restaurants providing a wide range of menu from local fish restaurants to those serving international cuisine. There are bars and clubs offering lively venues for evening entertainment.
If you visit Nidri early in the season it is worth taking a four mile trip to the waterfall at Vafkeri. Later in the season the volume of water is reduced to a mere trickle.

Nidri is a very popular holiday destination offering summer sun, good bathing, water sports and a wide variety of entertainment.

Nidri Nightlife

The nightlife in Nidri has something for everyone. There are quiet relaxed venues where you can enjoy a good meal under the stars. There are also bars and clubs where you can dance until dawn. The choice is yours.

Nidri Shopping

There are many gift and souvenir shops in Nidri centre as well as along the sea front. Here you can purchase all your holiday mementoes including tasteful ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods and soaps made from olive oil. Lefkas is noted for its embroidered linens and its weaving. If you require a greater variety of goods, take a short trip to Lefkas Town, also known as Lefkada, which has a pedestrianised area full of all kinds of shops to satisfy most needs. In the centre is a square with pavement cafes where you can take a break from retail therapy.

Nidri Eating

Nidi 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. For those with a conservative palate there are venues serving British fare as well as international cuisine. Local wines are inexpensive and very palatable.

Children are always made welcome and their tastes and portion size are accommodated.