9km from the capital city Lefkas and 4km from Lygia, when you continue to Nidri, at the foothill of the mountain Skaros, you will come across a small town called Nikiana.
Nikiana is a lovely fishing town, increasingly popular in recent years, but still suitable only for tourists who prefer a peaceful holiday. It consists of one street along the highway where there are several shops and a restaurant, and a small port with a numerous sailing boats, several restaurants and cafes. The beach is narrow and gravel (large pebbles) and it may well serve during the holiday, but certainly it's not the beach because of which you would come to visit Lefkada. The sea is clean, but it's not turquoise like on the west coast. There are bus lines from Nikiana to all parts of Lefkada, and there are excursion boats to the islands Skorpios and Meganisi.
Even if you don't like a peaceful vacation, but you are placed in Nikiana, you could have a good time by visiting the beautiful beaches and nearby places.
The capital Lefkas is full of amenities and attractions for tourists, and it's only a 10-minute ride from Nikiana. There you could enjoy the evening walks along the sea or by pedestrian zone or going to shopping, dine in some of the numerous restaurants and traditional taverns, and also enjoy the rich nightlife.
Nidri, the most popular tourist destination on the island, is only 7km away from Nikiana. Except going to shopping, you could also spend a great evening in Nidri or Lefkas. By ferry boat from Nidri, you could visit the islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi...You could go to some of the organized excursions and visit many of the Ionian islands by large touristic boats, and also visit Parga and the most beautiful beaches of Lefkada (Agiofili, Porto Katsiki, Egremni).
Beautiful beach Desimi is located 13km from Nikiana, Rouda Bay (Mikros Gialos) 21km, Afteli 25km, Agiofili 31km, 42km Porto Katsiki, Egremni 46km. On the other side, over Lefkas, be sure to visit the monastery of Faneromeni which is only 12km away from Nikiana, sandy beach Pefkoulia which is 16km away, then likeable town Agios Nikitas and Milos beach, that is ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and it's 21km away, and also the famous Kathisma beach which is 32km away.
Apart from Nidri and Lefkas which you could visit and which are really close to Nikiana, you could visit a very nice small town Sivota which is known for its fish taverns and it's 22km away and perhaps, the most beautiful place in Lefkada, called Vasiliki (28km).