Meganisi is reached by ferry from Nidri. Once you arrive you will be first struck by the quietness. Meganisi is a somewhat sleepy, peaceful place. Meganisi holidays are predictably famous for being relaxing above all else.

Meganisi only has three small villages (Spertohori, Vathi and Katomeri) and there are no large tourist developments on the island, making Meganisi the perfect island to escape from the stresses and strains of a modern life.

The population of meganisi (also spelled Meganissi) is less than 2000 people. Meganisi really is the one Ionian island where time has stood still.

Natural wonders can be found down the many variety of footpaths and goat trails and include some amazing seashore caves.

Beaches on Meganisi

  • Ai Yiannis Beach
  • Ambelaki Beach
  • Atherinos Beach
  • Fanari Beach
  • Spilia Beach


Meganisi is paradise

We have visited this paradise 3 times now and each time it is just as perfect. ideal place to get away from it all live with the greeks relax and soak up the atmosphere we cannot wait for visit


help preserve paradise

Meganisi is still paradise , help preserve it.. if anyone has been to meganisi your comments and pics would be well appreciated.. check out



There are 3 main tavernas in Porto Vathi and we have given them stars based on our own totally biased experience as follows: Vathi (two stars) Stavros (four stars) The Rose Garden (five stars) The food at the rose garden was so delicious every nmight we ate there.


An AMAZING place 🙂

Meganissi was an incredible place to stay, the quiet yet friendly island was the perfect place to avoid all possible stresses a normal day could hold. I can only hope that the growing interest in the island will not spoil it’s untouched and picturesque settings.



We visited Meganissi in Sept 09, whilst staying on nearby Lefkada. We were so transfixed by the peace and tranquility of the island, that we booked a holiday for 2 weeks for the whole family for Sept 11, which I will review when we return . The beaches were so quiet, the people friendly, – as a whole the island was as everyone says – like going back in time. Fabulous for the those who like a real Greek holiday without the tourist thing.

The Leake family