Lefkada, one of the Greek Ionian islands, is a place of scenic beaches and Mediterranean weather; the ideal spot for those who dream of hours of blissful sunbathing. It is also the dream holiday spot for water sport enthusiasts as it provides ideal conditions for windsurfers. And those looking for a taste of authentic Greek culture won’t be disappointed as well. The village of Nydri is Lefkada’s main resort and with the marvellous views this locale commands it’s no wonder most visitors book their holiday accommodation here. HomeAway offers holidaymakers superb holiday villas in Nydri that overlook the sea and offer a host of excellent facilities including swimming pools and barbecues. Those hoping to travel with their children and pets will be able to find suitable homes. For their entertainment residents of Nydri holiday rentals will have cable/satellite TV. Internet access is available for those who need to stay connected to the world.
-Nature walks: Even before they leave Nydri visitors will be able to experience the beauty of Lefkada’s countryside as they walk through hilly terrain. Those who schedule their visit for spring will be treated to a wonderful explosion of colour as the flowers bloom. The 4km walk to the nearby Nydri Waterfalls is a soothing experience at the end of which hikers can dip their feet into the refreshing waters and listen to the quietness of nature.
-Beaches: The wonderful pebble beaches in this village ensure that those residing in Nydri holiday homes don’t have to travel far to enjoy the abundant sunshine. And there are parasols and sunbeds available for hire as well as plenteous beachside bars and taverns where they can seek chilled cocktails and fresh seafood specialities. Eggremni Beach is reputed to be the prettiest of Lefkada’s beaches and visitors will want to take time to enjoy its clear waters and stunning views.
-Water sport: Lefkada’s sizeable bays and vigorous winds make it ideal for surfing and other water sports. If such sport is not your cup of tea you can hire a boat and take a trip around the Ionian islands. And when they’re done holidaymakers can return to appease their appetites at the seaside restaurants. Racing enthusiasts should make a point of holidaying during the annual Ionian Regatta which is usually held in September.
-Food and drink: With the quality of traditional Greek cuisine cooked at The Pinewood, visitors living on holiday rentals in Nydri will find themselves heading back there every mealtime. Few places in all of Greece do chicken souvlaki the way it’s done here. Cafe de Paris offers a more robust menu, covering specialities from different parts of Europe. It is an excellent place to also relax and sip a cool beverage while chatting with friends.
Like the rest of Lefkada, Nydri exhibits moderate Mediterranean climate. Thanks to the presence of mountains, the temperatures do not soar as high as they might. The hottest it gets is a little over 30°C on the odd summer day in August or July. Visiting in September, when the worst of the summer heat is past is a good idea not only to help avoid sunburn, visitors will find that prices are lower and the beaches less crowded. Winters are quite cool with temperatures dropping from an average of 18°C in November to 13°C in January. Showers can be expected in December.
The Aktion National Airport is just about 7 miles from Nydri and those planning stays in Nydri holiday homes will want to book flights that land there. Most airlines and low-cost carriers have seasonal flights and seasonal charters there. On arrival travellers are well advised to grab a taxi for the 20 minute drive to Nydri as buses are rather infrequent.