Nikiana Beach Club

Nikiana Beach Club

Nikiana Beach Club

The Nikiana Beach Club is located a few miles south of Lefkas. Lefkas is capital of the island of the same name and one of Greece’s Ionian islands. It’s a small friendly place offering a range of sailing and other activities including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, yachting, swimming, kids clubs and mountain biking.

For novices or those that want to advance their skills, tuition is available, including courses leading to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications. It is also possible to combine a stay at the Club with a flotilla or bareboat yacht charter.

Unlike many larger beach clubs, the Nikiana is well integrated in to the surroundings. You can eat at the taverna on site but just a couple of minutes walk away is the village, offering further choices.

The Club is a short ride from Preveza Airport, served by flights from London, Bristol and Manchester. I can offer flight inclusive packages through ATOL bonded UK tour operators or you can make your own way there and book accommodation only. Optional airport transfers are available.

Nikiana Beach Club - it's all go at the Regatta

Nikiana Beach Club – it’s all go at the Regatta

Nikiana Beach Club twin room

Nikiana Beach Club twin room

The Nikiana has just 32 rooms, in three traditionally styled 2 storey blocks arranged around a courtyard. Rooms are a mix of doubles, twins and family rooms, the latter comprising a double with adjoining room containing 2 bunk beds.

Rooms are air conditioned with balcony, ensuite toilet and shower. Each contains a fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, and satellite TV. Most rooms have a partial or full sea view from the room or balcony. Rooms are cleaned daily.

On site is the family run taverna and pool bar. Accommodation is on a B & B basis, so you’re not tied to using the on site taverna and can explore the other restaurants in the village.

Nikiana Beach Club - sun and shade

Nikiana Beach Club – sun and shade

The Nikiana Beach Club offers a wide range of equipment, use of which is included in the price. There’s a range of dinghies to suite all abilities:

Nikiana - one of the fleet gets a workout

Nikiana – one of the fleet gets a workout

  • 8 x Laser Picos
  • 8 x Lasers (Standard, Radial & 4.7 Rigs)
  • 2 x Topaz Taz (Junior dinghies)
  • 2 x Laser 2000
  • 2 x Laser 4000
  • 3 x Laser Bahias
  • 3 x Laser Funboats
  • 1 x RS100
  • 1 x RS400
  • 1 x RS800
  • 2 x Dart 16 catamarans
  • 1 x Alto Performance Dinghy

There’s also a good selection of windsurf’s, paddle boards and kayaks:

Nikiana - sail with your new friends

Nikiana – sail with your new friends

  • Starboard Futura, Carve and Go Shortboards from 111 to 161 Litres
  • Starboard Rio and Hifly Motion Training Boards
  • Range of Adult Monofilm Sails by Severne from 4.5 to 7.5m
  • Range of Tushingham Dino Junior Sails from 2.7 to 4.5m
  • Range of Tushingham and Tiki Training Rigs from 1.5 to 4.5m
  • Plenty of Red and JP Australia SUP Boards with all sizes of Paddles
  • Single and Double Sit on Top Kayaks with optional seats

Safety crews are in attendance during the day and there are complimentary clinics to assist you. Tuition is also available as an optional extra.

The Club also has a yacht which can be hired for day trips and cruises, and is used for yacht training courses.

Nikiana Beach Club - alternative sail power

Nikiana Beach Club – alternative sail power

Nikiana Beach Club - learn while you holiday

Nikiana Beach Club – learn while you holiday

The Nikiana Beach Club offers a range of dinghy, windsurf, power boat and yachting courses for those who just want a refresher to those wanting formal qualifications.

Courses are run by qualified RYA (Royal Yachting Association) instructors. The following courses are in addition to the accommodation price unless otherwise noted. Take your pick from:

Dinghy or Windsurf Refresher – a free one hour session

RYA Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing

RYA Dinghy Level 2 – Basic Skills

RYA Start Windsurfing

RYA Powerboat Level 1

Nikiana - dinghy training with the Club yacht behind

Nikiana – dinghy training with the Club yacht behind

RYA Powerboat Level 2

RYA Safety Boat Course

RYA Watersports Instructor Training (certain dates only)

Yachting Pre-Flotilla courses

Yachting International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

Personalised tuition and assessment

Courses are of varying length and price, as required by the  syllabuses – ask for details. Powerboat & safety boat courses are subject to availability.

The Club has a fresh water swimming pool.

Nikiana Beach Club - it's childs play

Nikiana Beach Club – it’s childs play

During high season (mid July to end of August), Kids Clubs are laid on to give parents some relief. These cover three age groups; ages 5-7, 8-12 and 13-18. As well as sea based activities, there are pool & beach games.

Evening events include quizzes, a Greek night. At the end of each week there’s a regatta, with special classes for youngsters, and an awards ceremony to reward good or otherwise notable performances!

Bikes are available to hire and guided mountain bike tours are offered in conjunction with a local specialist organisation. These vary in length and difficulty so you don’t have to be an experienced rider to take part. Riders are provided with a Specialized Rockhopper hardtail mountain bike, helmet and gloves. Daily bike hire is also available.

Lefkas Town: Fishing boats in the harbour

Lefkas Town: Fishing boats in the harbour

If you tire of all the activity, Nikiana offers a number of attractions within easy reach. A short distance to the north is Lefkas, the island’s capital. Here you’ll find an old town that’s a mass of narrow alleys and well worth exploring.

To the south is Nidri from where you can take a boat to trip to another of the nearby islands. If that’s not enough, hire a car and explore Lefkas or hop over the bridge to the mainland where there’s a choice of historic sites to visit.