TRAVEL GUIDE TO MEGANISI
Perfect for a short trip, the remote island of Meganisi Greece is located between Lefkada and the Greek mainland. Untouched by tourism, it provides amazing beaches with crystalline waters and secluded coves that can only be reached on foot or by boat! Except for its two traditional villages and the small number of facilities they offer, the island is totally unspoiled!
The only way to reach the island is by ferry from Nydri port in Lefkada.The nearest airport on the Greek mainland is Aktion National Airport.
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MORE ABOUT MEGANISI GREECE
Meganisi is a small island located opposite to the port of Nydri in Lefkada. Thanks to its proximity to Lefkada, it makes a great destination for day trips from its Ionian neighbor.
It boasts a beautiful natural setting, as it is carpeted with lush greenery and has enticingly clean emerald waters.
The lack of mass tourism on the island makes it a top destination for those who love isolation and privacy.
The only way to explore the island is either on foot or by a private means of transportation, as there are no buses on the island.
The main villages of Meganisi are Vathy and Spartochori, where most hotels are located. Vathy, in particular, is a very picturesque village! It stretches around the island’s port, where many yachts and boats moor every summer, creating a cosmopolitan feel.
As for the beaches, they are mostly secluded and unorganized. Agios Ioannis, Spilia, Barbarezou and Fanari are the most frequented ones, while the island is full of secluded coves, which you can reach only by boat.
The island doesn’t have a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing except for some beautiful chapels that are scattered around the island. But, if you are a hiking lover, it will reward you with some beautiful hiking itineraries in nature!
Meganisi island is the perfect place for an unpretentious summer escape!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Meganisi offers a few accommodation facilities that are mostly located in Vathy and Spathochori. You will find modern villas that are ideal for luxury accommodation, with swimming pools and other amenities, as well as budget-friendly building complexes of apartments or houses with a traditional style.
HOW TO GET THERE
Meganisi is connected by ferry only with the port of Nydri on Lefkada island. The closest airport is located in Preveza, a lovely town in the Greek mainland, in Epirus.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF MEGANISI
Discover the highlights of Meganisi to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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The port village of Vathy is lined up with nice fish taverns and cafeterias. In summer it gets busy with private yachts and fishing boats.
Fanari is famous for its picturesque surrounding and its crystal water. Visitors can go there by boat from Vathy.
This is a beautiful village with traditional architecture and picturesque streets. It is constructed on a hill and offers nice view to the sea. This is the second port of Meganisi, after Vathy.
Megalo Limonari is one of the closest beaches to Katomeri, separated only by a couple of kilometres. You can go there on foot or by motorbike, through a dirt road from the town.
This is a very attractive cave which took its name from a Greek submarine that used to find shelter there in the Second World War.