Home to dense pine forests, dramatic white cliffs and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Med, the island of Lefkada is a Greek gem in the Ionian Sea, and a must-visit for anyone seeking a taste of traditional and authentic Greek island living. Add all that to the walking, hiking and cycling routes, mountains and waterfalls, and you’ve got a lot more than your traditional beach holiday. Nestled on the eastern coast of the island is the small, yet bustling village of Nidri, home to the newest Solos Exclusive property. Think idyllic white-pebble bays, restaurants and bars lining a beautiful seafront promenade, and sail boats bobbing on emerald waters. A Greek idyll, you might say!
Traditionally Greek in style and set amongst pretty gardens offering privacy from the hustle and bustle of the village outside, the hotel could not be further from the large cookie-cutter resorts found elsewhere in Greece. Every room is unique and split between two distinct blocks – one traditional, and the other more modern with newly upgraded facilities.
The pretty breakfast area extends out onto the terrace, allowing for breakfast to be enjoyed overlooking the pool and surrounded by the scent of the bougainvillea blossoms.
Speaking of the pool, it is reserved just for Solos guests and is the perfect spot to cool off after a morning exploring the stunning island of Lefkada.
The main shopping street is where you’ll find an array of gift shops, restaurants and coffee bars, as well as essentials including supermarkets, a pharmacy and the post office. Heading along the main coastal promenade, you’ll find more restaurants, bars, a disco and a wine cellar; everything is right on your doorstep. You’ll also find the main marina area of the resort with its array of sail boats and sightseeing boats, all just a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel.
The palm tree-lined seafront promenade is the perfect spot for sitting with a cold glass of wine and watching the world go by, or for hopping on a boat trip to explore more of the island of Lefkada, and the numerous islets adorning this part of the Ionian Sea.
Take a stroll around the seafront and you’ll find the statue of Aristotle Onassis. The famous shipping tycoon purchased the nearby island of Skorpios is 1963 and wed Jackie Kennedy there in 1968, before spending many family holidays on the island (as well as holding many high-profile parties). You can book a boat trip to see the island up-close.
If you’re looking for sun and relaxation, with a sprinkling of the hustle and bustle of traditional Greek island life, Lefkada hits the spot. But what is really unique about this Solos Exclusive offering is having the option to do so much more than simply eating, drinking and relaxing in the sun – although that does sound just fabulous!
The location is spectacular – a quaint seaside village with a bustling marina and sea views, mountain backdrops, lush green islets, olive groves and nearby fishing villages to explore. Hire a bicycle or e-bike and enjoy the picturesque cycling routes around the island, or don your hiking shoes and head into the mountains, following steady or more challenging routes and taking in stunning island views and majestic waterfalls.
Our exclusive family-run hotel, a real home away from home, is perfectly located in the charming resort of Nidri and only a few minutes away from the resort centre and beach. The delightful pool area and pretty gardens will only add to a perfect week or two at this new Solos destination.
Facilities include private swimming pool with decking area and sunbeds, bar & breakfast area with indoor and outdoor seating. Direct lift access to 3rd Floor only.
All rooms include ensuite bathroom with shower, equipped kitchenette with fridge, air-conditioning, hair dryer, safe, satellite TV, pool towel, free wi-fi with terrace or balcony.
Kettles are available on request subject to availability.
The Ionian Paradise offers a selection of room types to choose from. The main block includes studios, larger studios and 1 bedroom apartments. The new refurbished block over-looking the pool offers studios and larger studios.
Prices are based on a studio in the main block
The transfer time from Preveza airport to Ionian Paradise is approximately 60 minutes. The island of Lefkada is connected to the mainland by a bridge and therefore the transfer is via road the whole way.
Greece is 2 hours ahead of the UK
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details and prices will be given at the Information Meeting. All tours should be paid for in Euros. Credit cards are not accepted. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.
Please note:- Optional excursions are not guaranteed and are based on minimum numbers and may involve other non-Solos holidaymakers. Prices are a guide only.
To enter Greece mainland or the Greek Islands your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:
less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)
Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period. Please note that stays in other EU countries counts towards this 90 day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Greece Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Greece
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €25.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes are ideal for the evening. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear – particularly in May and June when you may experience some spring thunderstorms followed by scorching days!
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