Information about our beautiful island

Welcome to Nikiana

Nikiana is located on the east side of Lefkada, 8 km from the city, developed at the foot of the green mountain of Skaros, the ancient Homeric «Niion», according to the researcher archaeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld and many other younger researchers.
It features the «oak forest» of Skaros which has unique beauty and breathtaking view of «Paradisonisia (islands of paradise) », Nikiana also has a port for mooring small and fishing boats, beautiful beaches with calm bays, many rooms for rent and hotels, traditional taverns and restaurants.
During the year 1807, inside the small chapel of Pantokrator (Sotiro) which is located in a place called Magemenos ( The Enchanted), J. Kapodistrias, T. Kolokotronis, Katsantonis, bishop Ignatios from Arta and many other fighters gave their first oath for revolution and regeneration of Greeks, which finally happened in the year 1821.
Near the traditional settlement of Alexandros, there is the first Christian hermitage of Lefkada, called «Agii Pateres». Also, above the traditional settlement of Kolivata one can find the once prosperous monastery of St. George.


The area of Nikiana where there is the mountain Skaros with a lot of nature trails and rural roads it’s the best option for those wanting to explore the interior of the island by bike. The top of of the mountain, the waterfalls of the ”Grindstone”, the Canal, the area of Alexandos and Kolyvata will win action lovers of two wheels.
Our local community have already begun the necessary signaling procedures, mapping and categorization of trails suitable for cycling routes.
Visit the waterfalls of the ”Grindstone” while going up the path that runs parallel to the stream of the ”Bishop” and witness the remains of the two water mills of the region, which stand reminding the difficulties but also the simplicity of life of past generations of our country.
Go up to the recently cleaned and marked “Path of Maniolos” from Nikiana to the top of mountain “Skaros” and see from high above Nikiana, the mountains of Etoloakarnania and Prince Islands, which some of them are ”Madouri” of Aristotle Valaoritis, ”Scorpios” of Aristotle Onassis and Meganissi.