Lefkas’ most popular resort has risen to tourist fame without sacrificing its small village feel. The town has remained a quaint maze of streets, with two dominating main roads running in line with the seafront. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to Nidri; the resort is backed by lush green hills dotted with walking trails and cycle paths, and there are some lovely routes along the coast as well.
Nidri’s sandy beach is a pleasant one, dotted with sunbeds and equipped with beachside cafes and a water sports centre where you can rent jet skis and canoes to take out in the semi-enclosed bay around the beach. The beach is known to get busy in summer so you should arrive early to get the best spot, or wander north to find a quieter area.
Things to Do
Nidri is known for its sailing – there’s a large yachting centre here that hosts regattas every year. Boats are a popular way to explore nearby bays and islands – join a day trip, hire your own sailing boat with a crew, or rent a motorboat and go it alone! There’s a cluster of pretty waterfalls about 4km out of town, or you can take the cycle route around the bay to Agia Kiriaki church.
Food and Drink
Nidri caters well for its visitors – there are plenty of international restaurants serving everything from British comfort food to Indian curries, as well as a large choice of friendly bars. But you would be missing out if you didn’t taste the local fare! If you’re looking for an authentic experience and a little adventure, take a taxi up to one of the villages in the hills for a meal at a family-run Greek restaurant.