The beautiful Nydri is the most famous and important tourist resort of Lefkada. It is located on the southeastern side of the island and along the coastline, in the middle of the eastern coast of the island. A green plain extends behind the village. Simultaneously, the verdant peninsula of Vlichos "hugs" Nydri, and to the opposite side you will find the famous Princes’ Islands (Skorpios, Skorpidi, Madouri, Sparti and, even farther, Meganissi).
The terrain varies, since it combines great plains with the mountainous Platystomi, Vafkeri, Neochori, Alatros, Fternou, and it is built next to the most famous beaches of the island. At the same time, the natural harbour formed by Vlichos bay is a welcoming shelter for all vessels travelling in the Ionian.
Lefkada is the fourth largest of the Ionian Islands and it is situated less than 100 meters from Acarnania. It is connected to the land by a floating bridge, while its runway has a width of 50 meters. The population reaches 23,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Lefkada and administratively it belongs to the Prefecture of Lefkada along with the islands of Meganissi, Kalamos, Kasto, Skorpios, Madouri, Sparti, Thilia and Kythro.
70% of the island is covered by mountains and Stavrota is the highest peak (at an altitude of 1,182 m.) The western side of the island is steep and has many great beaches with sand. Moreover, it has fertile valleys, plateaus, and verdant canyons. Olive trees are dominant in the vegetation of the island, as well as cypresses. The flora also includes several pinewoods and forests where a rare variety of oak thrives. Another variety of pines, tall and dense that reaches up to the edge of the sea grows on the island of Kalamos.
Lefkada has many springs and streams, while the lagoon which is located in the north of the island is an important hydro-biotope for many bird species.
The natural landscape of the island coexists harmoniously with numerous old and contemporary works of man. Some characteristic projects are the dozens of watermills and windmills, the stone buildings, the magnificent vaulted stone huts, the oil presses, and the threshing floors. The nature of the life of Lefkada is also "betrayed" by its salt lakes and fish farms, and at the same time the island is full of churches and monasteries, which had their own distinct contribution to its history.
And of course amongst the distinctive elements that make up the cultural heritage of the place is the city of Lefkada itself, with its historical center, urban homes with narrow streets and the Castle of Agia Mavra.