Hike to the top of mountain Skaros to admire the view, where Ulysses used to take his sheep. The forest of Skaros is one of the most important natural habitats of Lefkada. We’ll hike from the village of Nikiana and the lush green valley and follow the beautiful trail to Skaros and the remnants of an ancient oak forest. After a short break to admire the stunning views of the bay.
The hill is one of the most beautiful places in the island’s inland with rare flora, a forest of an unspoiled oak with impressive geological features. Those who reach the end of the hill you will be rewarded by a fantastic view of the ‘Prigiponisia’ Islands of Lefkada (Skorpios, Skorpidi, Sparti, Madouri etc.).
From the forest it passes the path of Lefkas Trail Run, which is organized every year. In the Sterna area of the forest you will find rocks in strange shapes known as Rocks of Skaros.
Just outside of the town of Nidri, you’ll find an incredible rocky river walkway that leads down into the breathtaking Dimossari Canyon. Further down the trail you’ll come across Rachi Waterfall, a stunning location with crisp, fresh water pools that are perfect for a swim.