A picturesque hiking route leads to Dimosari waterfalls, which are the most beatiful waterfalls in Lefkada.
Lefkada island is famous for its natural beauty, steep white cliffs and mountains with lush vegetation. In the heart of the island there are also pretty waterfalls, which are fed by cool spring waters of the mountains.
Where to find Dimosari waterfalls in Lefkada?
If you would like discover the famous waterfalls in Lefkada island, you have to go to Nidri. Coordinates are the following where you have to leave the bypass road of Nidri : 38.711256, 20.707130 (usually roads signs also show the right direction). After 3 kilometres you will see a small parking lot for cars and bikes, because from this point you have to walk! A few meters away from the entrance there is a small tavern with refreshments, beers and snacks, called as ‘The Plane Tree’, or Planatos.
Hiking to Dimosari waterfalls
The walk to Dimosari waterfalls takes only about 15-20 minutes on a mostly well maintaned footpath, but you will meet some rocks, stairs and curves. During the walk some old plane trees provide some shade for hikers. A small stream flows along the hiking trail and you can see some small waterfalls, but to reach the main waterfall you have to walk to end of the route. Dimosari waterfall is approx. 15 meters high, surrounded by large rocks and cliffs. The nature formed here a small pool, where you can cool yourself, but be aware, the water is very cold here! Usually there are some visitors who are trying to swim in this pool, but it is really recommended only for those who like icecold water temperature.
When visit the waterfalls of Nidri?
In the hottest and driest summer months, especially in July and August the volume of stream significantly decreases, or in extreme cases the waterfall dries out. Best times for a visit to Dimosari waterfalls are the morning hours, or late afternoon, especially on hot days. Visiting Dimosari waterfalls and hiking the trail is free of charge, you don’t have to pay an entry fee or ticket.
And now take a look some photos about the waterfalls, from the beginning to the end of the route!
Due for its location the waterfalls are called as Nidri waterfalls by many.
After you have visited Dimosari waterfalls, don’t forget visit the nearby beaches such as Nidri beach, Dessimi beach, Passa beach, or raise the stakes and visit the best beaches on the west coast of Lefkada!
Guide to Dimosari waterfalls / info box
Coordinates: 38.723155, 20.688754
3 km west from Nidri village
Facilities: The Plane Tree (Platanos) tavern at the entrance
Accessibility: on foot from Nidri, or by car
Entry fee / ticket price: none (free entrance)
Difficulty of the route: average