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Nydri, Lefkada, Greece, September 2008.jpg
Nydri is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°43′N 20°42′E / 38.717°N 20.700°E / 38.717; 20.700Coordinates: 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.


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.

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