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Lefkada Night Life Greece Lefkada

Lefkada Night Life Greece Greek Nightlife

When the sun goes down Lefkada's liveliest nightlife can be found in the main resort of Nydri on the island's east coast. There you can warm up in one of the many ritzy music bars and cafes before heading for the dance clubs where die hard revellers see in the dawn. There's also a vibrant night scene in Vassiliki where a young crowd makes the most of a varied evening entertainment programme laid on by two local adventure holiday centres. For more of a "Greek" evening join the trendy Lefkadians who hang out in the lively bars which line the western end of the waterfront in the island's capital.

Lefkada Town offers a good range of eateries from cheap and cheerful ouzeris where you can tuck into tasty mezedes to more upmarket tavernas serving freshly prepared Greek staples. One of the most popular dining spots among the locals is classy Regantos in Dhimarhou Vergioti, off the main plateia. The restaurant has been in the same family for generations and serves up delicious meat and seafood dishes in true Greek "take your pick from the pot" style. Waterfront Karaboulias is excellent for fresh fish or try the top notch Lighthouse Taverna, set in its own garden on Filarmonikis, where you can be sure of reasonably priced, homemade Greek fare.

The town has an outdoor cinema on Faneromenis with two screenings nightly during the summer months. You might also be treated to some live street entertainment courtesy of the buskers, jugglers and fire eaters who hang out in and around the main square. If you're visiting in the second half of August you'll be able to see live music and dance performances at the outdoor theatre which hosts the annual Folklore Festival.

Nydri, half way down the island's east coast, is an all night party venue in the summer with masses of noisy music bars and strobe lit discos to choose from. Dining options include cheap gyros joints, international fare and stylish restaurants, some of have regular Greek nights during the summer months. Later in the evening the Sail Inn, on the main road towards Lefkada Town, is a popular party place with a dance floor which opens onto the beach. All night revellers make a beeline for Club Tropicana, on the other side of town, which doesn't even open its doors till midnight.

If you're staying at Club Vass, the windsurfing holiday centre in Vassiliki Bay at the southern end of the island, you'll be able to enjoy a packed programme of night time entertainment ranging from a welcome drinks party, to film nights, barbecues and fancy dress contests. The nearby Wildwind adventure holiday centre also keeps its guests entertained after dark with various events including a barbecue with live music.

There are evening excursions from Nydri to the nearby islet of Meganisi where you can enjoy a meal accompanied by traditional Greek music and dancing in one of the local tavernas.