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Travel Guide Geni

Greece Lefkada Geni


Directly opposite the busy main Lefkas holiday resort of Nidri lies the long Geni peninsula which wraps around and encloses the huge sheltered bay of Vlycho.
Dotted with luxury villas and smart waterfront tavernas, the Geni is considered the more 'exclusive' area of Nidri.
Covered in dense forest pierced by olive and citrus groves, the eastern hillsides of Geni have views across to Meganissi and the other offshore islets of Lefkada while the western slopes look across Vlycho Bay to the popular holiday resort at Nidri.
Tiny beach coves can be found all around Vlycho Bay with the pebble beach of Desimi the closest to Nidri and where there is a beach taverna and a large camping site.
The village of Vlycho, wich gives its name to the bay, is located at the southern end of the expanse of water and has a charming quayside mooring, some waterside tavernas and several shops as well as a watersport centre.
The village resort of Geni is found midway on the western shore of the bay and has traditional stone houses, narrow alleyways, pleasant waterfront tavernas and a few shops.
Upmarket holiday villas and apartments are strung along the shore and dotted in the wooded hillside above the village.
Tiny hillside hamlets like Paliokatouna and Neochori are a step back in time and offer panoramic views over Lefkada.