Coordinates: 38°43′N 20°42′E / 38.717°N 20.700°E / 38.717; 20.700
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Nydri is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°43′N 20°42′E / 38.717°N 20.700°E / 38.717; 20.700
Administrative regionIonian Islands
Regional unitLefkada
 • Rural
 • Population1,218 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Nydri (Greek: Νυδρί) is a town and a community on the eastern coast of the island of Lefkada, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Ellomenos. The community includes the small village Rachi. The Greek National Road 42 (Vasiliki - Lefkada (city) - Amfilochia) passes through the town. Nydri is a popular tourist town. In the sea in front of Nydri are several small islands including Madouri, Skorpios, Skorpidi and Sparti. The island Skorpios is the property of the Ribolovlev family.

The German archaeologist Wilhelm Dörpfeld, having examined the geographical descriptions of Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey believed that Lefkada was Homer's Ithaca, and that the palace of Odysseus was located west of Nydri on the south coast of Lefkada. He performed extensive excavations at Nydri and uncovered Mycenaean tombs, walls, ruins and artefacts which supported his hypothesis. Dörpfeld spent the last years of his life at Nydri and he is buried there.

Nearby Attractions [2]to Nydri:

Lefkada Town: Go for a trip to the capital city of Lefkada. Charming houses, charming streets and a fortress that's basically a history book written in stone. Agia Mavra Fort, you're rocking!

Meganisi Island: A boat ride away Meganisi is like the secret garden that you've always dreamed you could have. There are hidden beaches, tranquil areas, as well as a tempo that's relaxed It's even horizontal.

Porto Katsiki Beach: Keep your capes (or sun hats) for this beach will be a show stopper. Imagine crystal clear waters and Cliffs that are as white as teeth following a bleaching procedure. The best tip is to Bring cameras.

Vassiliki:[3] All water enthusiasts are invited! Vassiliki is the perfect place to play. Windsurfing is the word that describes the sport and you know what? The water and the winds are in.

Scorpios Island: A boat trip to this island feels like stepping into a story. The lushness is everywhere, the waters are begging for a dip and a sexy vibe that's so elegant even your sunglasses might appear unattractive.

Engremni Beach: Wanna feel like a conqueror? Go down a long staircase and you'll be in Engremni Beach. The views are similar to a screensaver, but they're real.

Sivota: The streets in this fishing village are as hugs and there's a waterfront dining area that has the best view of the town. The authentic Greek life Here we go!

Agiofili Beach: It's as if the sea declared, "You know what? Let's make this water turquoise." It's stunning. Bring a snorkel and an camera, or just bring yourself!


Year Village population Community population
1961 694 -
1991 692 -
2001 1,248 1,394
2011 971 1,218
Nydri main street
Panorama of Nydri
Nydri port


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ das, Pankaj (2023-08-27). "Journey to Nidri Lefkada: Beaches, Cuisine, and Culture". Dasstravelssolo. Retrieved 2023-09-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Das, Pankaj (August 29, 2023). "Experience Vasiliki Beach: A Coastal Oasis for Sunseekers". Dasstravelssolo.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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