Lefkada is located in western Greece and is one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian Sea. It is easily accessible by airplane (Aktion National Airport), and by car, since there is a swing bridge connecting it to the mainland.
Tourism is very well developed in the town and the east side of the island, whereas the west side is characterized by its unique natural beauty, with green mountains and crystal-clear waters… Some of the beaches of Lefkada, including Porto Katsiki and Kathisma, are very popular and have been ranked among the most beautiful in Europe. Nevertheless there are also many small secluded beaches, accessible only by foot or by small boats, which are still not widely known. Other beaches are ideal for sea-sports such as windsurfing, which is very common in Ai Giannis beach and in the gulf of Vasiliki.
Small picturesque villages distributed over the whole island still demonstrate the deep tradition of Lefkada. Some especially famous products of the island are its olive oil, honey, wine, lentils, salami, and pasteli.
Nydri is a town and a community on the eastern coast of the island of Lefkada, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Ellomenos. The Greek National Road 42 (Vasiliki – Lefkada (city) – Amfilochia) passes through the town.
Nydri has a population of 800 inhabitants and the municipality comprises beautiful traditional coastline villages like Nydri, Geni, Vliho, Desimi, Perigiali & Mikros Gialos and the hillside villages: Paleokatouna, Alatro, Poros, Platistoma, Neohori, Vafkeri, Fterno, Haradiatika, Rahi and Katahori. Nydri is a popular tourist town.
In the sea in front of Nydri are several small islands including Madouri, Skorpios, Skorpidi and Sparti. The island Skorpios is the property of the Ribolovlev family.
Travel to Lefkada Island:
By car: The island is linked to the mainland by a floating bridge, hence no need to worry about ferry tickets.
Athens-Lefkada 380kms or about 4.30 hours drive / Salonica-Lefkada 420kms or about 5 hours drive
By airplane: International (charter) flights and domestic flights (Athens, Crete) to Preveza/Aktion airport, then bus or taxi to Lefkada Island (20kms)
By sea plane: Connection with other Ionian Islands.
By ferry: From Ithaca and Kefallonia.
By private boat: Services available at Vasiliki.