Nikiana Beach club
Nikiana Beach Club scored the highest ratings amongst our clients last summer and our formula of smaller, friendly and welcoming ‘taverna style’ clubs like this has certainly won us many regular guests.
Located in Nikiana village on Lefkas island, this small and perfectly formed beach front complex has 32 rooms, a fresh water swimming pool and a very good family run taverna in a quiet location with stunning scenery.
The beach is sand and shingle and it’s a simple, traditional style property where many of the rooms have either full or partial sea view. However, it is not without proper ‘mod cons’, with en- suite shower / WC, a balcony, refrigerator, electric kettle and a TV with satellite channels in every room.
Accommodation is offered on a BB basis, since the family run taverna on site is great value and too good to miss, whilst the walk into the village centre for a good choice of alternatives is just a short stroll.
Nikiana is located on the east coast of the delightful island of Lefkas combining the charm of an island with the convenience of being connected to the mainland by a causway.
Nikiana itself lies a few kilometres south of the capital, Lefkas Town which is well worth exploring, with countless tavernas restaurants and cafes on the sea front and tucked amongst the labyrinth of alleyways that form the old town.. To the south of Nikiana is the lively resort of Nidri, with bustling seafront from which day boats offer a variety of excursions to the nearby islands such as Meganissi. Lefkas itself is well worth exploring by hire car with enchanting mountain villages and the stunning west coast beaches against a dramatic mountain backdrop.
On the mainland, history enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them with the ruins of ancient Nikopolis and the ancient amphitheatre of Dodoni within easy reach. You can also reach the interesting towns of Preveza and the regional capital Yianina in a stunning mountain lakeside setting
The Nikiana Beach Club occupies an idyllic setting along a short single track road, just two minutes walk from the village centre and built around a courtyard, only yards from the long sand and shingle beach, shaded by olive trees.
The setting is truly idyllic with a stunning mountain backdrop, the mountains of the mainland, as well as the islands of Meganissi and Skorpios clearly visible across the inland sea.
Most of the rooms overlook the beach and the fresh water swimming pool which is directly adjacent to the beach bar and taverna.
The taverna and bar are perfectly positioned on a shaded terrace directly overlooking the beach and beautiful Nikiana Bay. The pool bar, which is open all day, serves refreshing cocktails, juices, soft drinks and ice creams.
The excellent taverna has proved very popular with our guests. It is run by the friendly owners with a varied a la carte menu and is well known for the excellent Greek home cooking, as well as the good choice of snacks and grills, all at good value prices .
In addition to our well run and fully equipped sailing club, bicycles are available for hire and you can borrow a variety of board games from the bar.
The hotel’s 32 rooms are located in three 2 storey buildings built around a court yard, with the majority of rooms enjoying panoramic sea views.
For your comfort, all rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator plus en suite shower and WC (renewed 2013 in family and sea view rooms). In addition all rooms have TV with satellite channels plus a kettle. Each has a private balcony enjoying sea or mountain views.
Rooms are, of course, cleaned daily and regular changes of sheets and towels are included for your comfort and convenience.
Family & Kids Club
As a smaller club, Nikiana has a really friendly atmosphere where everyone gets to know the other guests and all the staff and in that sense, it’s just like one big happy family. Our sailing team do organise some sailing sessions and water borne activities specifically for kids, ensuring that parents can get some time to themselves to sail with the comfort of knowing that the children are occupied. Our Kids club activities are free, only bookable in resort and gouped as follows
Age group 5-7 years
two hours daily 10-12 noon.
Waterside activities including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayak safari’s plus kids club regatta. Other activities include pool games, beach games, complimentary half time juice.
Age Group 8-12 years
two hours daily, 2-4pm
Waterside activities include dinghy sailing,windsurfing, paddle boarding , kayak safari’s . Other activities include pool games, beach games, complimentary half time juice.
Age Group: 13-18years
Organised day time activities: dinghy sailing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing regatta, plus arranged evening meals as a group (extra cost).
Other activities we organise include our Quiz Night, our Greek Night with varied Greek buffet BBQ and Greek Dance show, plus our regatta followed by our awards night.
Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 20s in early and late season up to the high 30s in late June through August.
Sunday morning charter flights from Gatwick to Preveza with afternoon return. Flight Time 3 hrs.
Regional charter flights from Manchester and Birmingham available on request.
Direct road transfer to Lefkas in approximately 30 minutes
Our sailing club is run by our own team of instructors and safety crew and is RYA recognised click here for a list of courses on offer. Equipment on offer includes a range of windsurfers with a choice of rigs, plus a range of sailing dinghies to suite all abilities.
Dinghy Sailing Equipment:
- 6 x Laser Picos
- 6 x Laser 1’s (Standard & Radial Rigs)
- 2 x Topaz Taz (Junior dinghies)
- 2 x Laser 2000’s
- 1 x Laser 4000
- 2 x Laser Bahias
- 3 x Laser Funboats
- 1 x RS800
- 3 x Dart 16 catamarans
- 1 x Alto (planning skiff)
Windsurfing Equipment & Paddle Boards:
- Variety Of Starboard Boards From 121 -155 Litre.
- Starboard Rio’s
- RRD Easy Rider
- A Selection Of Tushingham Dacron Training Rigs & Mono Film Sails From 2.5 M To 7m
- Selection Of Paddle Boards From The Red Paddle Co. Including Red 10″ Mega
- 1 & 2 Man Sea Kayaks
We also have a 32 foot yacht based at Nikiana for optional sailing courses and day trips.
Our club sailing team offer continuous supervision and safety boat cover as well as advice and regular complimentary sailing clinics for beginners and intermediates alike.
We have introduced mountain biking trips at Nikiana through mountain bike specialist Get Active. Guided rides are run directly from our beach club for guests and routes vary in length and skill, from 2 hour beginner rides around the local area to 3 hour intermediate and advanced rides, exploring further afield and taking in the rugged landscape and views Lefkas has to offer. Riders are provided with a Specialized Rockhopper hardtail mountain bike, helmet and gloves. Prices start at Eur 18 for guided trips and daily bike hire is also available. Check out Trip Advisor for reviews!
RYA Sailing Courses
Seafarer Training Nikiana is proud to offer Sailing, Windsurfing & Powerboat courses under the guidance of the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), ensuring we employ fully qualified, seasoned instructors that will always go the extra mile to ensure you receive the ultimate learning experience, in a safe, controlled environment. Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned dinghy sailor or windsurfer, our instructors have the knowledge to take you on to the next step in sailing. We offer group or one to one instruction in all of our disciplines, to book any of these courses please contact our reservations team.
- Dinghy or Windsurf refresher, Complimentary
This is a free 1 hour session aimed at those ‘rusty’ sailors or windsurfers that require a quick mind jolting experience. Our instructors will refresh your memory with land drills, questions and answers and taking you through boat and board techniques. Please note: this is not a beginner class.
- Introduction to sailing encompassing RYA Level 1 Start Sailing £89pp
This course is run over a minimum of 16 hours throughout the week. It is offered to complete sailing novices so no experience required. You will learn the sailing basics, boat control and the all important ‘wind awareness’.
- Improving techniques encompassing RYA level 2 Basic Skills £89pp
So you have done a couple of weekends sailing, and you are lookingto progress to the next step?This course takes you to the next level. By the end of the course you will be sailing happily, tacking, gybing and using the ‘5 essential’s’. Putting your capsize recovery into practice and learning how to rig your own boat and launch it in a variety of wind conditions.
- Individual Assessments. £25pp
(Book in resort subject to availability) Our Beach Clubs offer the opportunity to have an assessment on any aspect of the RYA dinghy sailing syllabus (except keelboat). If you are a competent sailor and would like the certificate to prove it we can help. You will receive an assessment by one of our instructors and subject to your ability you will receive an RYA certificate and logbook. Should you miss out initially, you will receive a free re-assessment at the end of the week after you have brushed up on your skills.
- One hour sessions £15pp
(Book in resort subject to availability) If you would like just a little reminder and don’t want to do the full courses. We offer one hour slots in any aspect of the dinghy sailing syllabus (subject to conditions & availability). Windsurf tuition on a one hour basis also on offer on the same basis.
- Introduction to windsurfing encompassing RYA Start Windsurfing £89pp
This course is run over a minimum of 8 hours throughout the week. It is offered to complete windsurfing novices so no experience required. You will learn the windsurfing basics, board control and the all important ‘wind awareness’.
- RYA Powerboat Level 1 £115pp (16 years and above)
(Subject to availability) Complete beginner powerboat course. Available on demand, bookable in resort.
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 £115pp (16 years and above)
(Subject to availability) Aimed at those budding power boaters, the level 2 course gives you the knowledge to handle a small powerboat, knowledge of safety standards and basic meteorology & maintenance . We ask that guests have some previous power boating experience to attend this course.
- RYA Safety Boat Course £130pp (16 years and above)
(Subject to availability) More advanced power boating, ideal for those looking to join sailing schools or becoming a senior dinghy/windsurf Instructor. Available on demand, bookable in resort.
We also offer a complimentary end of the week Regatta, sailing & windsurfing theory clinics. Safety boat supervision is always on hand during beach front opening hours.
Please note that all RYA Training courses are based on a minimum of 16 hours of tuition.
What is included with my beach club holiday?
- Return Flights From The UK (On Flight Inclusive Packages)
- Overseas Airport Transfers (On Flight Inclusive Packages)
- Atol Protection (On Flight Inclusive Packages)
- 7 Or 14 Nights Accommodation
- Meals On A Bed And Breakfast Basis
- Use Of Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing Equipment
- Use Of Stand-Up Paddle Boards And Kayaks
- Support Of Base Staff
- Regular Complimentary Sailing Clinics
Do I need a sailing license?
No, our club welcomes sailors of all abilites, from complete novices to racers, and everyone inbetween. As an RYA Training Centre, you will have the opportunity to gain your first or additional RYA qualifications during your holiday.
Do I need a visa for my holiday in Greece?
No, a tourist visa is not required for entry to Greece.
How much cash should I take with me?
Obviously this will depend on what your plans are, but generally you can expect to pay around 15-20 Euros per person for an evening meal. Although some places take card, it is good practice to have enough cash with you to cover any bill. Cash points are available in the local towns of Nidri and Lefkas, a short bus or taxi ride away. The beach club bar and taverna does not take cards, however you can purchase drinks and food on account and pay prior to leaving the club at the end of your holiday.
Do I have to eat at the club taverna?
The family run taverna in the club is a firm favourite with Greek locals, which is a great endorsement. You are, however, under no obligation to eat there and the village of Nikiana has many alternatives as well as the main town of Lefkas and the lively Nidri, both a short taxi ride away.
Will I have to pay mooring fees?
If you choose to take advantage of a day sail, you may have to pay a small fee if you visit the quay in Nidri or Meganissi, however this won’t be more than a euro or two.
Should I pre-book RYA training or yacht cruises?
For the months of July & August we would recommend booking as the demand is extremely high. Throughout May, June and September booking in resort is fine.
What wind conditions can I expect?
Generally the prevailing wind is from the North West and the strength ranges from force 2 to force 5. Light breezes in the morning are great for beginners and those familiarising themselves with new kit, with good cross-shore breezes in the afternoon to keep everyone entertained.
Can I always sail, regardless of wind strength?
Our experienced beach club team are always on hand to ensure the safety of all of our guests at all times. This may occassionally mean that they deem it necessary to close the beach if the wind strength dictates this. They will always try to organise other fun activities, including joy rides on the larger dinghies and mutlihulls should this be appropriate.
Do I need to buy everything at the club?
No. You have a fridge in your room as well as tea and coffee making facilities. You are welcome to buy suppliers from the local supermarkets to store in your fridge during your holiday.
Is there Wifi at the club?
Yes, free Wifi is available in the taverna.
Are there any hidden costs?
No, with the exception of RYA training and yacht sails booked locally, you should not expect to pay for anything else except your daily essentials. All windsurfing, sailing, SUP’ing and Kayaking is included as part of the holiday cost.
Are there any free sessions?
Yes, daily race clinics, kids clubs and end of week regattas are all free of charge and available to everybody.
Can I sail anything?
Yes within reason. Should you wish to sail a dinghy that you are unfamiliar with such as a Skiff or Multihull we will provide you with a familiarisation and joyride courtesy of Seafarer to get you going. This is obviously subject to possessing the relevant experience levels.
Dinghy Sailing Equipment
Taking up to 5 people, this is a great, versatile sailing dinghy. With main sail, furling jib, asymmetric spinnaker and single trapeze. A great family boat, with a spacious cockpit and raised boom, this gives plenty of room to manoeuvre. This is a favourite in our regatta at the end of the week due to its ease of use. This boat is also ideal for an introduction to spinnakers and the trapeze, due to its stability and is used by our instructors for learn to sail RYA courses. Easy to right, and simple controls this boat provides performance sailing for beginners and advanced.
An exciting catamaran providing a forgiving and stable ride, with main sail and furling jib this boat is a favourite for both adults and our younger guests at our resorts for its speed and simple controls. Holding up to three sailors, this catamaran is great for introducing beginners to trapezing, but can also be a great challenge in high wind for those intermediate to advanced sailors.
The Laser 2000 is great for an introduction to performance sailing. With main sail, furling jib, asymmetric spinnaker and single trapeze this fibre glass boat is great for novice and advanced sailors alike. Taking up to three people, this boat is ideal for both cruising and racing. With easy controls it provides a next step up from our Laser Bahia and a great platform to advance to our high performance boats.
The AltO is a fast, two-person, single trapeze asymmetric dinghy suitable for intermediate to advanced sailors. It is exciting and challenging, yet highly controllable and an ideal boat for learning how to trapeze. With its swinging pole, the AltO offers the ultimate in downwind options – sail high and plane in stronger winds or swing the pole and sail deep in lighter airs.
This boat provides high performance planing skiff sailing for two people, with a fully battened main sail, jib, asymmetric spinnaker, and single trapeze. This boat is suitable for advanced sailors looking for an exhilarating sail. This boat will plane in a force 3, but is at its optimum in a force 4 to 5 in which both crew and helm will take advantage of the rack system and trapeze. We can provide joy rides in the capable hands of our instructors, for those who don’t feel competent taking it out alone.
Our most advanced sailing dinghy, a double handed planning skiff with main sail, jib, asymmetric spinnaker and double trapeze, this boat delivers the ultimate thrill. With a carbon mast and boom, this boat excels in every way, and is great for taking trapeze and spinnaker use to the next level. Again, we can provide joy rides with our experienced instructors for all those wanting high speeds, lots of spray and a sail of a lifetime!
Among one of the most popular single-handed dinghies, the Laser is an Olympic class boat and is raced throughout UK sailing clubs. With simple rigging and large main sail this boat provides a fast, exciting sail and is great for practising race technique and skills. We provide both radial and full rigs, catering for intermediate to advanced sailors. A very popular boat with our guests wanting to improve their single handed sailing and progress to or improve their club racing.
Topper Topaz Taz
A perfect boat for young newcomers to the sport. Easy to use, rig and handle, it gives even our youngest guests the chance to improve their sailing. This boat which is incredibly light weight and easy to right once capsized, provides endless fun for young children. With main sail and small jib, these boats can take two small children giving both an active part in sailing the boat.
An ideal beginner boat which is fun, durable and easily reefed in higher winds. Taking up to 3 children, or two adults this boat is great for those first solo sails, and are used within our RYA level one courses. With removable jibs, and toe straps, these boats are great for progressing through the early stages of sailing.
A mini catamaran for anyone and everyone! Ideal for those who have never sailed before, and a lot of fun for those who have. Stable, easy to sail, no boom and no centreboard, you can’t go wrong. Taking up to two people, these can almost sail themselves.
Armour Tech Large – Starboard Rio
Perfect for those who are new to windsurfing. Stable, comfortable and great for younger children. Provides endless fun, even for those who may never have stepped on a board before.
Starboard Rio Medium’s
An entry level board, great for beginners and intermediates who want to start planning for the first time. Providing stability, and with the addition of a dagger board these boards are both responsive and fun.
Starboard Go 121,131,141,151
A great beginner board that has transformed modern windsurfing. Stable and comfortable, this boards is perfect board for beginners progressing to intermediate and advanced level and those looking to progress to harness work, planning and waterstarting.
Starboard Carve 160 litre
A freeride board, designed to be fast, exciting and fun whilst delivering exceptional performance regardless of rider skill. Great for intermediate to advanced riders.
Starboard Kode Tufskin 123l
Two boards in one. An exciting, maneauverable freeride board for adults, and a stable compact entry level beginner board for children.
A large volume board ideal for beginners. Great for those new to windsurfing, and looking to learn the basics. Also very forgiving and stable with the option of a dagger board, making it easier to sail upwind without drifting.
A step up from the Hifly motion, a board great for those looking to get on the plane for the first time, and progress to intermediate to advance skills.
5.0, 5.5 & 6.0m Storms
With 3 different sizes, these Tushingham freeride sails provide great handling in all conditions. Giving superb power on flat water and in chop, this sail will deliver high wind blasting as well as low wind freestyle and skills.
Other Beginner to advanced sails
2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5m
A range of high quality Tushingham sails ranging from heavy duty Dacron beginner rigs, ideal for those new to windsurfing, up to 4.5m sails great for all wind conditions suitable for beginners and advanced riders.
Red Paddle co are the original inflatable paddle board makers. These boards are excellent for quiet low wind mornings. Great for general fitness, but also great fun, these boards provide an excellent alternative to sailing and endless hours of entertainment for all the family.
The Red Paddle Co Ten Six is the single most popular inflatable SUP board in the world. Heralded as a classic in all four corners of the world. Designed to match the requirements of the all-round rider, it will float and glide easily on flat water, while still riding smoothly and predictably in surf.
The Ten Eight has forged the way for wide inflatable boards. It’s the perfect board for the bigger rider (100kgs+) as well as the family paddler. An unbelievably stable platform, whilst also feeling lively and responsive. The Mega is completely unique, and provides endless fun.
Taking up to three people, this kayak is fun and forgiving whilst having great manoeuvrability. No experience needed, grab some paddles and you’re off.
A one man kayak, which is smooth and manoeuvrable. Great for getting away from the beach and exploring the coastline, or anchoring off and going for a snorkel.
Nikiana Beach Club - Flights & Transfers Inc.Prices 2017 per person
Departures every Sunday
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Nikiana Beach Club - Accommodation OnlyPrices 2017 per person
Departures every Sunday
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- Return flights from UK (Flight inclusive package only)
- Flight inclusive holidays are ATOL protected
- Transfer to and from our Beach Club (Flight inclusive package only)
- 7 or 14 Nights accommodation
- Meals on a Bed and Breakfast basis
- Unlimited use of dinghy sailing & windsurfing equipment
- Use of SUP’s & Sea kayaks
- Initial sailing assessment
- Use of hotel facilities including swimming pool & sun loungers
- Free sailing clinics & regatta
- Safety cover & support of sailing instructors & beach team
|Seaview Supplement||£10 per room per night|
|Single occupancy supplement||50% on twin occupancy rate|
|1 hour Dinghy or windsurf course||£15|
|RYA Level 1 Start Sailing||£89|
|RYA Level 2 Basic Skills||£89|
|RYA Powerboat Level 1||£115|
|RYA Powerboat Level 2||£115|
|RYA Safety Boat Course||£130|
|2 day pre flotilla Yacht course||£149|
|5 day pre flotilla Yacht course||£379|
|Yacht day use (with skipper only)||£50 per person (min 4 person)|
|Sunset Champagne Cruise (with skipper only)||£25 per person (min 4 person)|
|Private yacht charter (with skipper )||£200|