Location / where to find: Lefkada east coast, Nikiana

Limni beach, Paralia Nikiana

Nikiana is known as a popular tourist settlement on the east coast of Lefkada, and has a long beachfront with some smaller section.

Nikiana main beach is called ‘Limni’, and it is located in the north side of the village, directly next to the road. There are a few parking places also, where you can park your vehicle easily. The beach beach is usually not organized, but if you arrive in the morning, you can find some natural shade under the trees.

The sea is always shallow and calm, like most of the east coast beaches in Lefkada. The emerald coloured water feels warm from the middle of June to September.

Nikiana beach can be especially recommended for families and small children, because of its shallow waters. During high season days the main beach, Limni can be crowded due its fast and easy access, but you can find some other smaller beaches in the area of Nikiana, with much less visitors.

Next to the main beach there is a small port of Nikiana, with bars, taverns and markets. The scenery of the area is lovely, this part of Lefkada is characterized by hills and lush vegetation. Nikiana village has a lot of apartments and studios, many of them can be rented for a holiday. 

Recommended accommodations in Nikiana

Apartments and studios in Nikiana

Vaso Studios (2-3 person)

Summertime Inn (2-4 guests)

Aristea Apartments (2 person)

Eleni’s Studios (3-4)

Valedina Rooms (2-4 guests)

Christianna Studios (2-3 person)

Villa Galanos (rooms for 2-6 guests)

Villa Diana (3 person)

Villas, suites, hotels in Nikiana

Crystal Waters Nikiana (2-5 guests)

KN Ionian Suites (rooms for 2)

Arokaria Beach house (up to 6)

Elena Boutique Hotel (rooms for 2-8)

Hotel Tesoro (2-3 guests)

Villa Damiani (up to 7)

Pearl Mansions (6-8 person)

Adriatica Hotel (rooms for 2)

Guide to Nikiana beach / info box

Lefkada GPS CoordinatesCoordinates:  38.761866, 20.718731
9 km southeast from Lefkada town
Sea colourSea water color: blue
Sand typeSand type: coarse sand, pebbles
Beaches depth iconDepth: shallow
Waves Sea surface: usually calm
CrowdsCrowds: normal
Facilities on the beachFacilities: –
InformationOther Information:
AccessibilityAccessibility: by car, on foot from the village center

+ Pros

  • shallow
  • ideal for children
  • easy access

– Cons

  • can be crowded in high season
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