Nikiana Beach Club

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Monday to Friday0900 to 1900
Saturday0930 to 1700
0208 324 3118

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Our Beach Clubs in Greece enjoy fantastic beach front positions in beautiful surroundings, so we more than anyone understand the importance of location.

Nikiana Beach Club has proved popular, especially with our regular clients, thanks to the friendly atmosphere and its idyllic position in a beautiful beach front setting.

Our clubs offer a great range of Sailing Dinghies to suit all ages and experience levels along with Windsurf Equipment, Kayaks, SUPs and a Day Yacht for day trips and training.

RYA Training CentreNikiana Beach Club is an RYA Training Centre and we offer a huge range of courses for Dinghies, Multihulls, Windsurf and Yachting.

Club Overview

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 the village of Nikiana on the island of Lefkas (Lefkada), 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.  Accommodation is generally on a bed & breakfast basis although new for 2019 were offering a Club Board Package. Unlimited Sailing, Windsurfing and other watersports is included at our excellent beach setup with lovely conditions and experienced instructors.

Location

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

Weather

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.

Flights & Transfers

Sunday morning & afternoon charter flights from Gatwick to Preveza with afternoon  & evening return. Flight Time 3 hrs. Regional charter flights from Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham available on request.

Direct road transfer to from Preveza Airport takes between 30 & 40 minutes and is available on a private or shared basis.

Hotel Facilities

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 Meganisi, Kalymnos and Sparti 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.

Taverna

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 .

Accommodation

The hotel’s 32 rooms are located in four houses, Aeolus, Thalassa, Simos & Maria, all set around a central courtyard with many rooms enjoying cracking sea views. Most of the rooms have a double and single bed although there are a number of family, twins and doubles available.

For your comfort, all rooms have air conditioning, refrigerator plus en suite shower and WC. Most rooms have been refurbished recently and feature a TV & kettle.

Watersport Activities

How we operate

We take a lot of pride in the Beach Operation at Nikiana and we are often rewarded with big smiles from people coming off the water. The beach is generally open from 9.oo for Kayaks & SUPs and 9.30 for Sailing & Windsurfing. During off-peak weeks we generally close for an hour for lunch and we finish the day around 18.00 depending on the wind. All the equipment is free to use during these times and we will try to find the best option for all abilities. We also run a number of free tuition options including clinics, intros and regattas and a great list of RYA Courses.

Equipment Offered

Below is the equipment list for the 2019 season. For more information on each boat etc see the sliders below. These number might change slightly throughout the season.

Sailing Equipment

  • 8 x Laser Picos
  • 8 x Lasers (Standard, Radial & 4.7 Rigs)
  • 3 x Hartley Alphas
  • 2 x 2000s
  • 2 x 4000s
  • 3 x Laser Bahias
  • 3 x Laser Funboats
  • 2 x RS100
  • 1 x RS400
  • 1 x RS800
  • 3 x Dart 16 catamarans
  • 1 x Alto Performance Dinghy
  • 1 x Hobie Pacific

Windsurf & Paddlesport Equipment

  • Starboard Futura & Kode Shortboards
  • Bic Techno Core Intermediate Boards
  • Starboard Rio & Hifly Motion Beginner Boards
  • Red Windsurfer WindSUPs
  • Range of Adult Monofilm Sails by Severne Sized 4.5 to 7.8m
  • 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
  • Plently of Red SUP Boards with all sizes of Paddles
  • Single, Touring and Double Sit on Top Kayaks with optional seats

RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Training Centre

Seafarer Training Nikiana offers a great range of RYA Sailing, Windsurfing & Powerboating courses in every week of the season. The courses are all run over 4 half days (yachting courses will be 2 full days) and are a combination of theory and practical training. Assessment is continuous during the course. For more details on each course listed please see our learn to sail page. If you want some tips for what course you should be doing give us a call.

Adult Sailing Courses

  • RYA Level 1 Start Sailing
  • RYA Level 2 Basic Skills
  • RYA Level 3 Better Sailing

Junior Sailing & Windsurfing Courses

  • RYA Stage 1 – 4 Sailing
  • RYA Stage 1 – 2 Windsurfing

Advanced Sailing Courses

  • RYA Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
  • RYA Performance Sailing
  • RYA Day Sailing
  • RYA Start Racing

Adult Windsurfing Courses

  • RYA Start Windsurfing

Powerboat Courses

  • RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2
  • RYA Safety Boat

Yachting Courses

  • Start Yachting
  • 2 Day Pre Flotilla
  • ICC Assessments

Dinghy Sailing Equipment

Windsurfing & Paddlesport Equipment

Kids Club

Sailing Greece

Kids Club runs during half term (26th May to 2nd June) and summer holidays (30th June to 1st September. Sessions run each day in either the morning (9.30 to 12.30) or afternoon (14.30 to 17.30). Each group has one session per day and there are different times on Monday due to welcome meeting. These are the rough groups each week;

Kids Club – Ages 7 to 10

Youth Squad – Ages 11 to 13

Beach Bums – Ages 14 to 17

Advanced – Childrens aged 10 to 17 who are already confident sailors looking to improve their skills and try new boats and skills.

Yacht Sailing

Day Trips

Nikiana is surrounded by many wonderful islands and fishing villages within an easy days sail from the club and our Jeaneau 32.2 Club Yacht “Asterix” is the perfect way to see them. The yacht has a skipper on board and can be hired for a full or half day, privately or per person. Alternatively why not come along on a Sunset Cruise and enjoy a nice glass of fizz while watching the sun set over the island.

Tuition

We run numerous different training courses aboard Asterix either for those just starting yacht sailing or those want an refresher or improvers course. Especially popular is the two day pre-flotilla course which is designed for those who are already experienced but want to brush up on the skills needed for flotilla or bareboat sailing in the Ionian. For experienced yacht sailors who need a qualification to charter a yacht we also run ICC Sail Cruising Assessments.

Stay & Sail - Yacht Holidays in the Ionian

Combine a Week at Nikiana with a week on the Lefkas Flotilla, Ionian Sailing School or Ionian Cabin Charter

Other Activities

Biking & Hiking

We’ve partnered with Get Active, a small company run by Simon & Lucy who offer guided Hiking & Mountain Biking Tours for all levels. Rides are scheduled throughout the week and include an uplift mountain bike trip if you don’t want to pedal uphill. They also rent road bikes and run hiking tours all over the island. Check out their website for more details.

Mountain Biking Lefkas
Greek Islands

Car & Boat Hire

Both the island of Lefkas and the surrounding islands are great for exploring whether by boat or by car. We have a car hire place 100m from the Beach Club and boat hire in the port of Nikiana.

Massages

If your after something more relaxed there are excellent massages available within a stones throw of the Beach Club from the wonderful Giota.

Prices

Nikiana Beach Club - Flights & Transfers Inc.

2019 Prices per person
Departures every Sunday.
Note that 3rd person price applies when booking a room with an extra bed. 4th person price applies to family room bookings only.
Departure DateOne WeekOne week 3rd / 4th personTwo WeeksTwo Weeks 3rd / 4th person
24-Apr 7 Night£499 Greek Easter*£399£699£499
24-Apr 11 Night£599 Greek Easter*£475--
05-May£499 Sold Out£399£699£499
12-May£499 Level Up Week** Limited Availability£399£699£499
19-May£499 Limited Availability£399£699£499
26-May£759 Limited Availability£595£998£699
02-Jun£599£475£899£599
09-Jun£599£475£899£599
16-Jun£599 Solo Traveller Week****£475£995£599
23-Jun£599 Level Up Week**£475£995£599
30-Jun£799£549£1,199£679
07-Jul£875£599£1,295£750
14-Jul£975£599£1,395£799
21-Jul£1,195£699£1,698£849
28-Jul£1,195£699£1,698£849
04-Aug£1,195£699£1,698£849
11-Aug£1,195£699£1,698£849
18-Aug£1,095£599£1,395£675
25-Aug£995£599£1,199£675
01-Sep£799 Race Week***£475£998£675
08-Sep£799£475£998£575
15-Sep£599£399£899£525
22-Sep£599£399£899£499
29-Sep£499 Level Up Week**£399--

Nikiana Beach Club - Accommodation Only

2019 prices per person
Departures every Sunday.
Note that 3rd person price applies when booking a room with an extra bed. 4th person price applies to family room bookings only.
Departure DateOne WeekOne week 3rd / 4th personTwo WeeksTwo Weeks 3rd / 4th person
24-Apr 7 Night£395 Greek Easter*£99£790£199
24-Apr 11 Night£495 Greek Easter*£129--
05-May£395 Sold Out£99£790£199
12-May£395 Level Up Week** Limited Availability£99£790£199
19-May£395 Limited Availability£99£790£199
26-May£495 Limited Availability£297£990£369
02-Jun£395£189£790£319
09-Jun£395£189£790£319
16-Jun£449£219£898£319
23-Jun£495 Level Up Week**£219£898£379
30-Jun£549£219£1,098£379
07-Jul£595£219£1,190£379
14-Jul£649£219£1,298£379
21-Jul£699£350£1,398£549
28-Jul£699£350£1,398£549
04-Aug£699£350£1,398£549
11-Aug£699£350£1,398£549
18-Aug£649£325£1,298£549
25-Aug£649£325£1,298£549
01-Sep£595 Race Week***£234£1,190£369
08-Sep£595£234£1,098£369
15-Sep£499£189£998£319
22-Sep£449£189£898£319
29-Sep£399 Level Up Week**£99--

* 7 and 11 Night Holidays include a traditional feast for the Greek Easter Celebration on the 28th April

** Level Up Weeks include 18 hours of free RYA Tuition in Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Sailing & Beginner Windsurfing

*** Race Week includes 15 hours of Race Coaching for all levels

**** Solo Traveler Week has no single supplement and special socials for those travelling solo

Whats Included

  • 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
  • Use of hotel facilities including swimming pool & sun loungers
  • Free sailing clinics & regatta
  • Safety cover & support of sailing instructors & beach team

Club Board Option

In previous years, we’ve been simply Bed & Breakfast as we felt it didn’t “lock you in” to spending every mealtime at the Club like some places might. But due to popular demand and the fact a large percentage of guests were happy to grab a bite in the taverna for just about every meal anyway, we thought we’d let you pre-book your meals!

The price is £89 per person for adults or £69 for children 13 or under.  This includes the following;

  • Monday Evening Social Dinner
  • Wednesday Night Greek Night
  • Saturday Farewell Dinner
  • 2 x 2 Course Evening Meals from a set menu*
  • 3 x 1 Course Lunch from a set menu*

Extras

ExtraPriceExtraPrice
Seaview Supplement£10 per room per nightRYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2£200
Single occupancy supplement50% on twin occupancy rateRYA Powerboat Level 2 Direct Assessment£89
Private Tuition£30 per hourICC Power Assessment£69
RYA Assessment+ £15RYA Safety Boat£130 (min 2 people)
RYA Level 1 Start Sailing£89Sunrise Paddle Book Locally
RYA Level 2 Basic Skills£89RYA Start Yachting£129
RYA Level 3 Better Sailing£89RYA Yachting Basic Skills£149 (min 2 people)
RYA Seamanship Skills £99 (min 2 people)2 Day Pre Flotilla Training£149 (min 2 people)
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers£99 (min 2 people)ICC Sail Assessment £100
RYA Performance Sailing£99 (min 2 people)2 Hour Private Yacht Tuition£50
RYA Sailing Stage 1 - 4£89 (age 6 to 13)Sunset Yacht Cruise£25 per person
RYA Start Windsurf£89Shared Yacht Day Cruise£50 per person
RYA Intermediate Windsurf£89Half Day Private Yacht Charter£120 (max 6 people)
RYA Windsurf Stage 1 - 3£89 (min 2 people)Full Day Private Yacht Charter£200 (max 6 people)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with my beach club holiday?

  • Return Flights From The UK (On Flight Inclusive Packages)
  • Overseas Airport Transfers (On Flight Inclusive Packages)
  • ABTA Protection on all holidays
  • 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
  • Regular Complimentary Sailing Clinics
  • Kids Club during Peak Weeks

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 on the main street. The Beach Club Taverna takes cards and you can also place any items on your room and pay at the end.

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.

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.

Are there any free sessions?

Yes, clinics, kids clubs and end of week regattas are all free of charge and available to everybody.

Is there Wifi at the club?

Yes, free Wifi is available in the taverna.

Do I have to eat at the club taverna?

The 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 or bus ride away.

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 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 multihulls should this be appropriate.

Are there any hidden costs?

No, use of all equipment is available during your holiday for free. There is a charge for RYA Courses, Private Lessons, Yacht Trips and some other activities.

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.

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