Nikiana is located on the eastern side of the island of Lefkas, 8 km away of the city of Lefkas. It is spread at the foot of mountain “Skaroi” which according to the German archeologist G. Delpher is the ancient mountain “Nion”. It has got 700 permanent residents, most of whom are farmers, fishermen or they own their own small businesses mostly related to tourism, while during summer season it hosts about 7.500 visitors.
Close to the village is the unique in beauty and view, mountain “Skaroi” on top of which the magnificent Oak Tree forest is located. It has also got a small harbor for the anchoring of small yachts and boats and beautiful beaches with tranquil bay. The village provides a great number of rooms for rent, hotels, traditional taverns and restaurants.
The beach Limni is at the entrance of the village and next to the main road. Both the beach as well as the sea is sandy. It is suitable for young children as well as for swimmers who want to avoid deep waters. The water is rather warm, almost always without waves, and it is a popular destination.
The area of Nikiana, where mountain Skaroi is also located, with its hundreds of trails is the ideal choice for those who want to explore the inland of the island by bike. The top of the mountain Skaroi, the waterfalls of Akoni, the Kanali, the mountainous villages of Alexandros and Kolivata will attract the interest of cyclists.
Climb up from the area of “Naoumi” to the top of mountain “Skaroi” and you will admire the whole area of Nikiana, the mountains of Etoloakarnania as well as the Princess Islands among which are Madouri, the island of famous greek poet Aristotelis Valaoritis and of course Scorpios of Aristotelis Onasis.