Owned by the same owners of this hotel, an option closer to the beach than the hotel are the two apartments by the sea. For 60 EUR/night you get a nice spotless clean apartment, with 4 times a week cleaning service, a great and big outdoor terrace and all the basic amenities you will need, such as equipped kitchen, bathroom towels, soaps and shampoos, paper towels etc.
It is 40m2 that are well used up, we were there with two young children and we didn't feel crammed or uncomfortable at any time.
Few downsides though:
- the location is not approachable by a vehicle, meaning that you will have to drag your luggage up and down the steep pedestrian street;
- no WIFI or any internet;
- the bedroom didn't have an outdoor window but one overlooking the internal staircase;
- in order to get to the apartment, you need to pass through two very busy cafes, with 5 cm distance between tables. You can imagine our mutual frustration every time we had to go somewhere with our baby stroller;
- the A. Nikitas beach is very popular and gets crowded quite fast, so you need to install your beach towels early in the morning. Nonetheless, towards noontime there will be someone laying right next to you, with no space to throw a needle between the two of you;
- a large rock casts a big shadow on the beach after 17.30, so consider finding another beach to soak up some nice afternoon sun. Pefkoulia is close by and is quite nice and chilled, as opposed to the overrated Kathisma, also within reach.
Parking is also a problem, but the good owners give you a key of their parking lot, which is on the hilltop, so again plenty of walking which could be a problem, especially if you are loaded with shopping bags or two sleepy children.
Agios Nikitas is a small but vibrant little village, with lots of content such as restaurants, cafes, shops, markets etc. We went to many places on the island and jointly concluded that we wouldn't want to be situated anywhere else in Lefkada but the Kalypso Apartments.