This village is the most popular resort in the western side of Lefkada. It has a lot of tourist facilites and many gorgeous beaches in the area.
The scenery of Agios Nikitas is beautiful, it is surrounded by hills, with lush vegetation. Most of the houses was built in a small fertile valley, where grow dozens of ancient olive trees, delicious grapes, cypress trees and fragrant flowers. The village has easy access, the main road goes through its outside area. The only drawback of Agios Nikitas is a limited number of the parking sites, therefore parking can be difficult during high season days, especially on weekends. You can park next to the main street, and if you are lucky, can catch a free parking site near to the entrance of the village. Good to know that the paved main street is closed for traffic, and you can only walk to the center. This is an only street of Agios Nikitas, the rest are small, but charming alleys.
Agios Nikitas is a very special village, because among the villages what are located on the western side of Lefkada, only this village has direct exit to the sea. Before the emergence of mass tourism Agios Nikitas was a small fishing settlement, where most of the locals were engaged to agriculture. The area is filled with olive and grape groves, so the residents even today are producing wines and olive oil in excellent quality.
At these days Agios Nikitas is a bustling settlement with fresh fish taverns, bars, markets, bakeries and souvenir shops. You can find here also some car rental agencies, ATM, and of course a bus stop. Its excellent location and comprehensive services make Agios Nikitas so beloved and popular, but don’t forget the amazing beaches of the area! The village has its tiny own beach, however the most beautiful beaches are located within a few kilometres. The closest beach is called Mylos, which can be accessed on foot from the center of Agios Nikitas (walk takes about 25′), or by water taxi. The other famous beaches are called Kathisma and Pefkoulia. All these beaches are listed among the best beaches of Lefkada island, so if you spend your holiday in Agios Nikitas, don’t miss them!
Guide to Agios Nikitas
Coordinates: 38.787376, 20.612386
12 km southwest from Lefkada town
Population: 150 (in low season, increases much in high season)
Facilities: taverns, bars, apartments, hotels, studios, rent-a-car agency, supermarket, camping
Nearest beaches: Agios Nikitas beach (0 km), Mylos beach (1 km), Kathisma beach (2,2 km), Pefkoulia (3 km)
+ Reasons to visit Agios Nikitas in Lefkada island
- great atmosphere
- a lot of taverns
- amazing beaches in the area
- romantic scenery
- lies directly next to the main road
- parking may be difficult in high season
Agios Nikitas on map