Meganisi is a breathtaking island of the Ionian Sea, located 4 nautical miles southeast of Lefkada. Meganisi is literally translated to “Big Island” due to the fact that it is the largest island of a complex (Scorpios, Thilia, Kythros and more), composing the administrative district of the Municipality of Meganisi (Taphion), called Tilevoides. With an area of 19,85 square Kilometers, Meganisi belongs to the province of Lefkada and has three scenic villages, each with unique beauty, namely Vathi, Katomeri and Spartochori which consist the main settlements of the island with a total population of 2,000 inhabitants. The traditional architecture, the hospitable residents, the quite life, the magnificent sceneries, the picturesque bays with the fish taverns, the restaurants and entertainment shops, the splendid view, the lush vegetation and its crystal clear emerald-light blue sea water, altogether create the ideal place for the summer holidays.
The island has still escaped from the mass tourism and with a bit of luck you can still find your own private beach or cove (some of which can only be reached if you hire a boat). Its architecture is based on traditional art and natural landscape. Traditional Lefkadian houses built with plain materials from the island, stone houses and abandoned windmills on top of the hills create an appealing setting surrounded by the green landscape of the island.
Once you arrive at the port of Spilia, you will be surprised by the natural landscape, the colourful architecture of the village on top and the friendly environment. Meganisi island is a small paradise, in the heart of the Ionian sea, that combines the authentic to the modern and the traditional to the luxurious.
Lefkada, also known as Lefkas, is an island, part of the group of islands in the Ionian Sea called “Eptanisa”, located in Western Greece. Lefkada has an area of about 300 sq km and a coastline of 117 km. Surrounded by nine satellite islands, namely Kastos, Kalamos, Madouri, Skorpios and the most popular of all Meganisi, the island attracts thousands of tourists every year especially during summer months. The easy access to the island across a floating bridge which connects it with land, has made it a favorite destination. Its climate, the beautiful beaches and the spectacular mountains, the crystal water of the sea and the charming traditional villages make Lefkas a must-see place in Greece.
Throughout history Lefkada had the advantage of many cultural influences yet its character has a strong Greek identity. There are a plenty of beautiful white beaches on the island, but the most popular include Porto Katsiki, 45km southwest of Lefkada town, near Lefkada cape, accessible by the 347 steps sloping of the mountain and Egremni Beach, located about 30km from Lefkada’s capital, surrounded by imposing cliffs. Both beaches are well organized, with umbrellas, sun beds and beach bars. Other notable beaches on the island include Kathisma, Agiofili and Pefkoulia.
Visitors can explore the numerous walkways through the island's impressive green landscape as well as enjoy beautiful walks along the mountainous and seaside villages. Some of the most popular villages are Agios Nikitas, Vasiliki, Kalamitsi and Sivota village. Its sophisticated capital, Lefkada town, is a very pleasant and friendly town that gives the satisfaction of discovering exciting secrets in every corner.