Agios Nikitas beach lies on the west coast of the island, about 12 kilometres from Lefkas Town. The west coast of Lefkas is very rugged and Agios Nikitas is the only resort to be found on this coastline, although there are several good beaches.
Agios Nikitas is a single street down to the seashore full of tavernas, cafes, a minimarket and some shops. Most of the street is traffic free but car parking is limited.
The village is surrounded by steep hills of pine and olive groves. There is a beach of sharp, white sand and pebble, flanked at the eastern end by hotels and tavernas.
The beach is quite small and soon gets busy. The local limestone gives the clear water an emerald glow that makes Agios Nikitas a very attractive spot.
Many head off from here for some splendid beaches that lie both north and south. North is Pefkoulia beach which is also often referred to, confusingly, as Agios Nikitas beach.
It is just off the main road to Lefkas, a long wide strip of coarse sand backed by shady pine trees and with a couple of good tavernas and a few rooms for rent.
To the south is Milos Beach with a converted windmill on the headland above it, although this is a more difficult beach to get to.
There is a cliff path behind the Milos Taverna but the route not easy and many use the daily water taxi from Agios Nikitas beach.