Why Visit Meganisi?

Small is beautiful

Covering a mere 20 square kilometres, with lush green hills sloping down to quiet pebbly coves, and views over to her sister islands, Meganisi is the perfect off the beaten track island. With very few cars, the pace of life is slow and very seductive.




Thoroughly unspoilt and well-preserved, the island has retained its charm and character, inhabited mainly by farmers and fishermen. The three tiny villages of Vathi, Katomeri and Spartochori, with their whitewashed and pastel houses, picturesque harbours and small local tavernas, are wonderfully sleepy and atmospheric.




The water

The waters around Meganisi are so crystal clear, you can see the bottom at nearly 30m. The colours inshore go from a bright turquoise to a rich emerald around the 30km of coastline.









The island’s coastline is famous for its caves – the largest, Papanikoli, sheltered Greek submarines during World War II, and is easily reached by boat.









This is the island for secluded and empty beaches. Many only accessible by foot or by boat, the chances are you’ll have one all to yourself.





We love the choice of places to eat on Meganisi. There are only a few, but they have a wonderfully local feel and serve delicious and traditional dishes. Soak up village life in a square, or sit on the water’s edge by the harbour and watch life go by.





Wine & Olives

Meganisi is well-known for its wine making – ouzo also being a popular product. The hills are covered with olive groves and almond trees, whilst the thyme infused honey should not be missed.