The island of Lefkada, one of the biggest islands of the Ionian Sea abounds in small villages which are scattered across the island and offer you a unique opportunity to explore the island. We will explore the various villages you can visit at a short distance from Lefkada town and Saint Thomas Village. Most islands comprise of a small population of a few hundreds and are mainly sustained through fishing.
Starting from Nidri, the famous village of Lefkada with the tourist infrastructures is an ideal pick for the whole family. Nidri is situated within 17km from the town of Lefkada and is a settlement around the bay with many facilities available to the visitors. It is no wonder why people from all over the world choose to visit Nidri, since it features turquoise sea waters, busy streets and tourist shops. You can combine your stroll in Nidri Village with a daily excursion to other neighboring islands of the Ionian Sea such as Kefalonia and Ithaca with one of the daily ferry connections. Along with its popularity and vibrance, Nidri also features a lot of feasts and cultural events in the summer.
Agios Nikitas is situated in the northwestern coast of Lefkas at a 13 km distance from the main town. The location of the village is magnificent since it is surrounded by olive trees and and white rocks. Although the architecture of Agios Nikitas tends to be traditional, still the village offers modern amenities and facilities for the whole family along with beautiful beaches. The blue of the sea and the green of the lush flora create an amazing mixture.
Nikiana is also one of the most beautiful small villages of Lefkada. Situated in the northeastern side of the island, the village spreads amphitheatrically around the small harbor and the hills. The village is 9 km away from the town. In the village, you can enjoy a nice rejuvenating swim in the crystal clear water and then have a nice meal in one of the nearby cafes and taverns. Moreover, you can walk along the harbor and watch the fishermen and the anchored boats and small yachts with a view to the Ionian blue.
Perigiali is a small yet picturesque village just 17 km away from the town of Lefkada, just opposite from the island of Skorpios. Perigiali lies down on the coast and right next to Nidri. You can combine your visit to the cosmopolitan Nidri along with a stroll around the quiet Perigiali and give your holidays a double dimension. At the port, you will also find anchored fishboats that sell their fresh catches which you can enjoy in the surrounding restaurants.