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Holidays in Lefkada? Visit the cosmopolitan Nydri

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

Visit Nydri or Nidri, the diva of the island of Lefkada. Nydri has the cosmopolitan air that was given to him by Onassis when in 1963 he bought Scorpio island directly opposite. The statue of Onassis at Nydri beach shows the love of its inhabitants for the great Greek tycoon.

Holidays in Greece? Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

It is located only 17 km from the town of Lefkada and is located in the eastern part of the island. Nydri is built in a green plain along the sea.

In front of it is the islet Madouri with the neoclassical mansion of Aristotelis Valaoritis and Scorpio of Onassis.

Nydri is also preferred by those who travel by boat in the Ionian Sea, having a safe and modern harbor. The tourist infrastructure in Nydri is excellent with many accommodations (hotels, rooms, apartments, studios), restaurants and taverns, shopping and nightlife shops.

Nydri beach is the most popular spot in the settlement, from where one can admire the sunset.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

In Nydri there are signs that will take you 2km to the waterfalls of Dimosari, one of the natural sights of the island.

The route is wonderful because it is surrounded by a plain of olives and plane trees. The path starts from the village of Rahis and will lead you to the first waterfall that will impress you with its steep cliffs and the natural cavity it forms.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

Going up the stairs you will reach the second that is larger than the first one and will coincide with the sound of its water. If it's a hot summer day do not hesitate to dive into its cool waters.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

Also opposite Nydri, in the bay of Vlychos is the chapel of Agia Kyriaki. You can reach it either by caique or by following the path that is 1 km after the village of Geni. The path is next to the sea.

From the chapel, you will have to overlook Nydri and the islet of Valaoritis, Madouri. On your way to the chapel, on the hill of the Nymphs, you will find the tomb of archaeologist Doerpfeld who had claimed that Lefkada is Homer's Ithaca.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

Archaeologist Wilhelm Doerpfeld, a supporter of the theory that Lefkada is Odysseus' Ithaca and his palace was located in Nydri, was found in excavations he made in the plain of Nydri at the site of Stenos, Tombs of the Early Helladic period, graveships and relics of buildings that are dated prehistoric times to Roman.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

These findings suggest that Nydri has been inhabited since the prehistoric times.

The beach at Nydri has direct access from the hotels of the area and extends from Perigiali to Nydri.

The small beach of Passa, located just before Nydri, to the east of the town of Lefkada, is recommended for exploration.

Holidays in Greece. Chose the cosmopolitan Nydri in Lefkada - Tripatricks

From Nydri you can take a day trip to the beaches of Meganisi, the two beaches of Scorpios that have been given for swimming to the public, the neo-classical house of Valaoritis on the island of Madouri and the cave in Meganissi that sheltered the submarine Papanikolis. 

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Meganisi a 'small diamond' of Lefkada chosen by tycoons for holidays!

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

When big yachts with passengers, international tycoons, and expensive loaded people, choose for their favorite anchor Meganissi, and the surrounding small islands...in the Ionian sea in Greece...

...then it is worth seeing why Meganissi has turned into a superstar of the Ionian islands ...! 

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

With an area of just 22.4 sq. km, Meganisi counts more than 30 kilometers of exotic coastlines and owes everything to its idyllic shape.

To the south is a simple, narrow islet, ideal for being fooled to cross the Ionian Sea.

To the north, the land spreads and the edges are divided into varied segments that sink into the sea, creating natural harbors reminiscent of fjords, serene, well-known and unexplored beaches.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

In the largest island of Televoids (which belongs to Scorpios), the shores are countless.

Others with rocks and others with the pine trees bordering on the waves, most of them with white coarse sand and fine gravel contrasting with the green-blue waters, are made for you, who yearned patiently, hoping for that calm.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

But you also enjoy the feeling that you are somewhat "important," somewhere that many would like to be with you. And you do not have to be bluish or recognize strangers.

Meganissi is still accessible for all, with luxurious villas and well-kept budget rooms, and something like that is for food.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

The ferry from Lefkada's Nydri directly opposite takes less than half an hour to take you to Vathy, in the northern part.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

This is the main harbor of the island, a traditional fishing village that stretches in the bay of the bay, with taverns that taste the ouzo and sea meze and the boats in front of you inspire at least for big dreams. Or they make you feel you do not need anything else.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Always remember that behind the luxurious yachts and famous visitors there is an ancient history: Meganisi is inhabited since the Neolithic era and was first mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey. His story always met with Lefkada.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Corinthians, Romans, Venetians, Franks, Ottomans, Frenchmen, Russians and Englishmen passed away before the island was proclaimed Greek in 1864. Do you want to know more?

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

From Vathi you will definitely have a boat that will lead you to your whole beaches, but also to the sea caves like Giovanni, Demon and the biggest "attraction" of all, that of Papanikoli: the locals will tell you the hideout of the legendary submarine during the Second World War.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

In Vathi you will find the only taxi on the island, if not the vehicle in person, its driver's phone at PPC's poles. You do not come with your own car anyway, there is good transport, but the best means of transport remains the boats.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Two traditional settlements, also in the northern part, embellish your summer frame in the green island. Above Vathy, Katomeri reminds of a neighborhood of old with stone houses, small shops and bars for those who do not say "no" to the nightlife.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

On the day, however, from here you will descend to the famous Atherinos, to see the turquoise waters reminiscent of the glass so uncomfortably as they stand.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

The Fanari with the fine pebble beach, Porto Elia and Limonari are beaches on your way and you must definitely look for them.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

The third settlement, Spartochori, and the first stop for the ferry, except for the island's alleys, has the privilege of a panoramic view of Scorpios and the coasts of Lefkada and a beautiful harbor below it, Spilia, usually full of boats and sailing as if they were set up for photography.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Ai-Giannis, Pasoumaki, Ampelakia and Loutrolimni or Bereta are also some beaches that will be suggested by those who have gone to Meganissi, but here is the point of discovering yourself so much that you can tell them.

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

Meganisi a small diamond of Greece chosen by tycoons for holidays - Tripatricks

 

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Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea

Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

Lefkada, this prominent island of the Ionian Sea, with the cosmopolitan charm, and the famous beaches, will give you the shine you need on your holidays.

Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea 

You have certainly seen pictures of the famous beaches of Lefkada. But when you visit here, you will find that her truth overcomes any reputation. Lefkada island is easily accessible, hospitable, alive, and it has the recipe of the perfect holidays.

The Ionian Sea Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea

The Ionian Sea is anxious to embrace your experiences of the diving in Lefkada. Kathisma, Egremni, Porto Katsiki: The most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, awarded each year with a Blue Flag and winning international distinctions, will also win your heart.

Egremni beach Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea

Windsurfing, kitesurf, paragliding, diving, flying over airplanes, horseback riding, sailing around the small islands of the area including Scorpios island of the Onassis family ... Sports and activities never end here.

Madouri island Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea

Inland tours, luxury or traditional hotels and restaurants on the waves.

Karia traditional cottage in Karya Village Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

The vibrant town of Lefkada invites you to its culture, which - like all the Ionian islands - hides something from the West.

The vibrant city of Lefkada Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

A small walk to the colorful footpaths some talking with the locals, and a dish of the world famous Englouvi lentils, will bring you closer to that magic island of Greece.

Colourful footpaths of Lefkada Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

What is worth seeing in Lefkada

Swim at the most popular beaches of Lefkada. Ready for a swim in paradise? Beaches with turquoise and green waters, white sand or fine white pebbles.

Extensive exotic beaches, coves, rocks cut vertically, pine trees that reach up to the water. Kathisma, Egremni, Mylos, Peukoulia, Mills, Amoglossa. And the star of the island, Porto Katsiki.

Every dive is a cleansing. Every beach is an unforgettable experience. Stay here till late and enjoy the majestic Ionian sunset!

Lefkada beaches Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks


Sail on the ... islands of Lefkada. In Nydri, plenty of curling in the series are shaken in the rhythm of the aura. Eagerly waiting for the sailboats to plow the Ionian Sea. Solve the cages and open sails for the turquoise waters.

Four islands - small paradises - are waiting for you to discover: Pringiponisa, Meganissi, Kalamos and Kastos. For sailing enthusiasts, the islands of Lefkada are among the most popular destinations in Greece.

Nydri port to get sailboat Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

In Scorpios, the island of Onassis. Near Nydri, one of the most famous islands in Greece and all over the world: Scorpios, the resort of the magnate Aristotle Onassis, his cherished island, his "shelter". It bought it in 1963 and "embroidered" it with all sorts of trees and exotic plants.

Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Kennedy, Churchill, kings, dukes, shipowners ... Everyone was found in the famous feasts and parties in Scorpios island and the yacht Christina, all discovered the magic of the Ionian Sea. Here, Onassis himself has been resting ever since 1975, after his death.

Scorpios island of the Onassis Family Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

Surfin 'Lefkada. Get prepared and we are gone for windsurfing on the beaches of Vasiliki and Ai Yiannis, two of the best in the world for the sport.

Just in case you prefer kitesurfing, Myloi Beach, next to the town of Lefkada, is ideal.

If you are more adventurous, with the paragliding you will enjoy an unforgettable flight and an exciting landing in Kathisma, one of the most beautiful beaches. Or, you can fly with the airplanes of Lefkada Airways Group.

Paragliding in Kathisma Holidays in Lefkada, the marvelous "Blue" of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

Myths and legends in the lighthouse of Lefkatas. When you get here, legendary energy envelops you. In place of the current lighthouse, 60 meters above sea level, in antiquity, sacrifices were made, so that the gods might be redeemed. That is why the sanctuary of Lefkata Apollo was built here.

After the 6th century, the sacrifices to the gods were replaced by sacrifices of desperate lovers. Of the whimsical girls who lost their lives jumping from here, the rock was called "Sappho Alma" and later "Kavos of Kyra". One of the most interesting sights in Lefkada, worth visiting.

Lefkatas Cape Sapfo Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

From the castle of Agia Mavra to Gyra. At the entrance of the island welcomes you the sturdy Castle. In 1300 the Venetian ruler John Orsini took Lefkada for ... dowry and began to build it. His defense, seven battalions on his seven sides. Inside, the chapel of Agia Mavra, the patron saint of Lefkada, celebrating on May 3rd with a big feast.

Kastro and Gyra beach in Lefkada Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

From the Castle to the northwest of the city, a narrow 7 km of land embraces the lagoon of Gyra. The red villa of Kalkani, windmills and fishing houses in a unique wetland that hosts protected bird species ... A walk all the inspiration.

Surprises on the footpaths of Lefkada town. Like the air, you will also walk around the city's streets. Here you will see colorful houses - built after destructive earthquakes - painted in soft colors, trimmed with flowers and neat.

Stroll in Lefkada Town Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

With a walk, you will discover other surprises. Sightseeing in the lively squares and pedestrian streets, 17th, and 18th-century aristocratic shops and churches: impressive bell towers, elaborate temple, and extraordinary images of Ionian art.

Picturesque footpaths of Lefkada Town Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

Agios Nikitas, the picturesque. The car is forbidden here. The traditional settlement of Agios Nikitas will experience it by walking.

A picturesque harbor, green everywhere, fish taverns, cafes and bars in the waves, small hotels, stone houses glued ... From here you take the boat to the nearby beach of Mylos: indescribable, exotic beauty.

Agios Nikitas village Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

The hidden treasures of Lefkada


The Venetian olive grove. The thick shade of perennial olive trees tells their story. The olive grove, which embraces the western side of the city, was created by the Venetians in the 17th century. There, you will enjoy a walk or cycling among the "immortal" olives.

The waterfalls in Dimosari. Follow the shady path below the plane trees to find yourself in a unique revelation: from the huge rocks, the water drops violently into a deep blue lake. You will not resist a swim. Your holidays in Lefkada will surely compensate you.

Dimossari Waterfalls in Nydri Lefkada Holidays in Lefkada the marvelous Blue of the Ionian Sea - Tripatricks

Englouvi's lentils. Small production, but great ... taste. They are cooked in large cauldrons by the women of the village at the festival of Agios Donatos on August 7th, on the plateau with the big wells above the village. The feast on your plate. 

 

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Best Things to do in Lefkada: Spots activities adventures & tours

Best Things to do in Lefkada: Spots activities adventures & tours - Tripatricks

The best things to do in Lefkada are vital for your holiday here.

Lefkada, the fourth largest island in the Ionian Sea, it combines hospitality, tourism, adventure as well as impeccable elements of mainland Greece, with the beauties of an island.

Lefkada island, is an attraction of hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, due to its connection with the mainland's coasts through the floating bridge.

Lefkada has all the elements that will make your summer holidays unforgettable!

The sights of the island are countless, as well as the places you should definitely visit. We recommend the 10 things you should not miss out on this beautiful island.

Things to do in Lefkada: Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

1. A walk in the city of Lefkada is one of the best things to do on the island. It is at the same time the port of the island and has a special urban web, reminiscent of "fishbowl".

Walk in the beautiful alleys, which will lead you to small squares and observe the traditional houses, the elaborate bell towers and the paved footpaths and the colorful small buildings and bars.

Things to do in Lefkada: A walk in the city of Lefkada Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

2. The fortress of Aghia Mavra is at the entrance of the city and was built in 1300 by Sicilus Ioannis Orsini in order to repel the pirates.

Today it hosts the Logos and Art Festivals.

Things to do in Lefkada: The fortress of Aghia Mavra Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

3. Visit the lagoon, which is one of the most valuable wetlands in the Ionian Sea. It is protected by the Ramsar International Convention, being considered a wetland of international importance and is a place that will impress you.

The area operates a perennial fish farm.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit the lagoon Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

4. Visit Angelos Sikelianos museum. The house where Angelos Sikelianos was born and raised, it has been recently renovated and redesigned to a small and modern museum.

The belongings of Sikelianos and his previous wives, the original copies of his poems and his documents as well as the sounds and the visuals within this museum will travel you into time, and will also educate you during your visit in Lefkada.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Angelos Sikelianos Museum Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

5. Take your bike and explore the island. Especially the city of Lefkada and its nearby beaches or the mountainous part of the island are all some ideal areas for cyclists.

Ask the locals for the best routes, take water and a hat with you and get ready for rectangles.

Things to do in Lefkada: Take your bike and explore the island Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

6. Nydri is considered to be the largest tourist resort on the island. It is ideal for diving and water sports, while there is also the pulse of the nightlife of the island.

From his harbor commute ships for Meganisi, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Sterea Hellas as well as private cruises and private boat tours.

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Nydri Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

7. Explore the beaches of the island with crystal clear waters. Kathisma is ideal for water sports, the exotic beach of Egremni and the famous Porto Katsiki are just some of the dozens of options for summer dives.

Both windsurfers and kite surfers will be thrilled at Ai-Giannis Beach and Vassiliki. Find private tours here.

Things to do in Lefkada: Explore the beaches of Lefkada Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

8. In the nearby islands of Kalamos and Kastos, you will discover unique beaches with crystal clear waters and impressive caves.

Find tailor-made private cruises and private boat tours and include Kalamos and Kastos on your day trip!

Things to do in Lefkada: Visit Kalamos and Kastos island Spots and activities not to miss out here - Tripatricks

 

9. The waterfalls of Akoni are still a special location of the island. Escape from the heat of the summer in an exotic environment that wondered the two great writers of Lefkada, Angelos Sikelianos and Aristotelis Valaoritis, who often tell them in their works.

Due to the difficult off-road access of Akoni waterfalls, try our 4x4 private tour.

 

10. A very important cultural event of the island is the International Folklor Festival, which takes place in August.

From the bands and artists from many countries of the world they meet each in Lefkada and exchange the creations of their spiritual and artistic tradition. Events include dance, music and cultural meetings.

 

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Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise

Discover the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea on a day cruise over Lefkada beaches Meganisi Skorpios Ithaca Kefalonia Kalamos Kastos Paxos - Tripatricks

Disembarking from the beautiful Nydri of Lefkada, you can make daily cruises in good prices to the nearby islands (Scorpios, Madouri, Meganisi, Kefalonia, Ithaca) and live the adventure.

TRIPATRICKS is now offering different types of private tailor-made day cruises by speedboat or rib, offering wine tasting and photo shooting all day long.   

A typical unforgettable day cruise could include the best spots like:

 

1. PORTO KATSIKI (LEFKADA)

Our first visit to the most beautiful sandy beach of the Ionian Sea, to the enchanting Porto Katsiki for swimming.

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Porto Katsiki - Tripatricks

 

2. FISCARDO (KEFALONIA)

The largest island of the Ionian Sea with many alternations and a variety of natural beauties. Extensive sandy beaches, scenic coves with turquoise waters, impressive caves and rare geological formations enchant the visitor. Ornament of the island, the only village left untouched by the great earthquakes of 1953, Fiskardo. Stay for food and stroll.

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Porto Katsiki - Tripatricks

 

3. ITHACA

Homeland of the Homeric Hero Odysseus, legend, story and point of reference for spiritual people. The hospitable and romantic Ithaki is an ideal place for peaceful holidays, interesting tours and explorations. Combining harmoniously mountain and sea with lovely bays and charming beaches, picturesque paths and traditional settlements. Stay and spare time.

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Ithaca - Tripatricks

 

4. PAPANIKOLIS CAVE (MEGANISI)

A visit to Meganissi, where the cave, in which the 1940s during World War II, was used as a hideout by the doctor of the legendary submarine Papanikolis (the boat enters the cave for photographs).

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Papanikolis Cave - Tripatricks

 

5. SCORPIO-SPARTI-KASTRI

Walk around the islands with a guided tour and afternoon stop on the island of Greek Croesus Aristotle Onassis in Scorpios for swimming.

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Skorpios - Tripatricks

    

6. MADOURI

The island where our great poet Aristotle Valaoritis was born grew and wrote his poems. Since 1990, it has been designated as a preserved museum and remains a legacy to its great-grandchildren.

Discover the crystal waters around Lefkada on a day cruise Daily Private Tailor-made Cruises to Madouri - Tripatricks

If you also want to experience a unique and special day, join us at the tailor-made Private Cruise to the islands around Lefkada on a classy wooden yacht/vessel.

We organize this tailor-made cruise on a regular basis and it is available for events and special luxury occasions, for you and your company.

Suitable for small groups of a maximum of 9 persons. 

We start from Perigiali for an unforgettable private tailor-made day cruise to the islands!

We are waiting for you!

 

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