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This beautiful village is situated on the North West coast of Lefkas, 12 km from Lefkas Town. It is the only village at sea level along the West Coast, because the coastline is so rugged and steep. The village consists of one main street down to the sea.

It managed to keep its traditional natural charm and beauty. The Ministry of Environment has declared Aghios Nikitas a traditional settlement.

There are many restaurants and tavernas, and small minimarkets and souvenir shops, along the main street, stoved paved pedestrian area, which provides an endless view at ionian sea.

There is some parking at the top of the street, but most of it is pedestrian only. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare during the summer and if you can find a place in one of the car parks it is worth paying. The village is very busy during July and August, but can be extremely quiet outside of the main season.

The beach is protected therefore it is safe for families with small chidren and older people. There is a cave on the left side which you are able to swim inside and relax in the small sandy beach.

History of Aghios Nikitas

The village has been started to be build around 1900´s and it became an important transfer point or local produce around the world. Before the 1980´s the main source of business was oil production, wine and fish. Via the port of Lefkada were all this products exported between Italy and other countries. But  many people were living in the mountains that times to protect from pirate ships and came down close to the sea to sell their products.

Where to stay

You will find some hotels and rooms for rent directly in the village.

Where to go

The village is also close to several superb beaches, including its own, small, nearby beach. To the North is Pefkoulia Beach (also known as Aghios Nikitas Beach), which can be easily reached along the main road to Lefkas Town. Here you will find two tavernas and a few simple rooms for rent. To the South of the village is Milos Beach, named after the ruined mill on the headland overlooking it. There are two ways to reach it: the first, more difficult way, is to follow the path over the headland from the village; this starts behind the Milos Taverna on the main street, and takes about 20 minutes. It can be very rough and even dangerous in places, so be careful! The easier way, in the middle of the summer, is to take the taxi boat from the village beach, which costs a couple of Euros each way. The beach itself is one of the best on the Island, is quiet for most of the summer, and clothing restrictions are ‘relaxed’. In the evenings you can enjoy light reflections in the sea and the clifs while taking a drink in the lovely bars.

The surrounding area is beautiful, with steep hills and valleys covered in olive and pine trees leading down to beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea water. After a storm the white limestone sand is washed up into the sea, turning the water into striking patterned shades of light and dark blue – a photographer’s dream.

Where to eat

You will have a good choise of several tavernas directly in the village offering traditional greek cuisine including fresh fish and very good local wine.

 

Aghios Nikitas is an ideal place for those whose summer holidays focus around swimming and sunbathing. The landscape is particularly impressive and there is a fair degree of night-life.


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