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.
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.
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.