This village is the most popular resort in the western side of Lefkada. Agios Nikitas 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 very 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 a long predestian street of Agios Nikitas, because the rest are small, but charming alleys on the hills.
Beauty of Agios Nikitas
Agios Nikitas is a very special village, because only this village has direct exit to the sea on the western side of Lefkada.
Before the presence of mass tourism the village was a small fishing settlement, where most of the locals were engaged to agriculture. The area is filled with olive and grape groves, so some locals even today are producing wines and olive oil in excellent quality.
At these days Agios Nikitas is a bustling settlement with fresh fish taverns,coffee bars, 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 village, and of course don’t forget the amazing beaches of the area!
Beaches in the area of Agios Nikitas
The village has its tiny own beach, but 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 taxi boat. The other famous beaches are called Kathisma and Pefkoulia. All these beaches are listed as the best beaches of Lefkada island, so if you spend your holiday in this village, don’t miss these gems!
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: Ag. Nikitas beach (0 km), Mylos beach (1 km), Kathisma beach (2,2 km), Pefkoulia (3 km)
+ Reasons to visit
- great atmospheres
- a lot of taverns
- amazing beaches in the area
- romantic scenery
- located directly next to the main road
- parking may be difficult in high season