Where to Stay Locally

Need to stay ashore for a night or so before your charter? Here are our recommendations

 

In no particular order, some hotels and accommodation to take a look at…

  • Hotel G. George, Nidri

    • Located along a quiet back street of Nidri town, the Hotel G. George features a large swimming pool and pool bar area offering some fantastic home cooked food. Enjoy views over the pool and mountains while being only a short walk into Nidri for plenty to choose from in the way of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
    • Book direct online here

  • Aggelos Apartments, Nidri

    • These family run apartments are modern, clean and perfectly situated in a quiet part of Nidri with a big swimming pool and pool bar. The sisters running the apartments are so friendly and accommodating, they will make you feel at home straight away and not want to leave!
    • Book direct online here

  • San Nicolas Hotel, Mikros Gialos

    • ┬áSet on the hillside with direct sea access, the San Nicolas Resort Hotel offers fantastic views out through Rouda Bay across to Kefalonia and Ithaca. Rooms are modern, light and airy and overlook the pool, sea and beach. Walk along the quayside to discover some excellent local fish tavernas.
    • Book direct online here

  • Crystal Waters, Nikiana

    • A new resort set slightly behind Nikiana town, Crystal Waters offers luxurious suites with breathtaking views out across the Ionian. With several swimming pools, swim up bars and impressive restaurants, this elegant resort will be sure to satisfy. Only a short walk into Nikiana town to explore the local tavernas, bars and beaches.
    • Book direct online here

  • Secret Boutique Hotel, Lefkas Town

    • As the name suggests, this boutique hotel can be found nestled in the narrow back streets of Lefkas Town at the north of the island. With only a handful of rooms, the service is second to none, the rooms are uniquely furnished each with an individual style and you can even borrow bikes for exploring the town and nearby beaches.
    • Book direct online here

  • Hotel Boschetto, Lefkas Town

    • Located overlooking the lagoon to the north of Lefkas Town, the Hotel Boschetto is the only A Class traditional hotel in the town. With only a few rooms and a junior suite, the attention to detail throughout the whole hotel makes this a really unique find. Being so central in town means a whole host of things to do and places to visit.
    • Book direct online here

 

Or if you are considering going a bit further afield, here are some interesting places across Greece to visit:

Metsovo … a chocolate box style mountain village nestled in central Greece with a ski resort nearby. I spent a long weekend here last winter during some freak snow storm. As you can imagine, it had that magical alpine feeling with a coating of snow on the roofs of the chalet style buildings, log fires keeping everyone cosy, and plenty of red wine from the local wineries to warm us up from the inside! Alas, I haven’t had the opportunity to visit in the summer, but I can imagine the walks are great and some of the hotels have outdoor pools which do look rather appealing… Keep an eye out for bears, Metsovo is in bear country.

Zagoria … a region in northern Greece known for hiking, white water rafting, cycling and exploring. Though I haven’t been yet, I’ve heard stories from many about the beauty of Zagoria and its villages – Monodendri, Papigo and Aristi are among the most popular but there are 46 to choose from perched on the dense green mountainsides! Great for outdoor enthusiasts, Zagoria is known for its beautiful rivers, picturesque traditional villages and also some more famous sites such as the Drakolimni Lake and the Vikos Gorge – in fact the world’s deepest canyon relative to its width!

Meteora … a rock formation is central Greece hosting some of the largest and most important monasteries of the Orthodox Church. Meteora was officially made a UNESCO world heritage site in 1988 and you can see why. Intricately designed and built monasteries perched on the top of sky high rock forms dominate this area, still six monasteries remain open and in use. From the early Christian times, the vertical cliffs of Meteroa were regarded as the perfect place to achieve total isolation and discover true peace. It is a pilgrimage site for many Christians around the world.

Thessaloniki … the second biggest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is a modern metropolis with an enviable location right on the waterfront. A pedestrianized promenade stretches for miles from one end of the city to the other taking in some great Ottoman & Byzantine sites on the way. The impressive White Tower dominates the sea front, it was built in the 15th century as a fort to defend the harbour, and later used a prison. Nowadays it is a museum and fantastic view point.

Athens … the capital city of Greece and the World’s ancient capital, Athens has an abundance of life and is oozing with history, great architecture and a huge range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The Acropolis is a must visit site while you are in Athens, as is the Acropolis Museum. Head to Syntagma square for the famous changing of the guards ceremony!

Read more about what to do on Lefkada here

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