What to do & see on Meganisi
Meganisi is a place of unspoilt, mesmerizing landscapes, with a literally laced shore comprising of tongues of green land entering the deep blue sea and creating numerous long and narrow coves. This special geomorphology creates havens of tranquil bays that will embrace visitors whatever the season and direction of winds.
As such, Meganisi should be explored both by land and sea; embark on daily excursions with a vehicle around Meganisi’s stunning landscapes and make discoveries that will remain engraved in your memory forever. For those who prefer sea, the options are countless: isolated beaches, secluded coves and settings to die for. Mooring near the lush vegetated shores, where waters feature all possible shades of blue and green, is the ultimate back-to-nature getaway either plunging in the crystal clear sea or just cocooning on the deck under the soothing Greek sun.
Meganisi is also ideal for trekking aficionados: paths that traverse various parts of the island, uncover stunning shores and natural marvels. Some of the beaches on the island interconnect via small trails too thus visitors will combine hiking activities with the utter summer bliss in more than one beach.
As the island of Lefkada is quite near to Meganisi, a day-trip to this popular gem is a must! Moreover, sailing to the other small islands of the complex will fill travellers with pictures of virgin natural beauty and will absolutely invigorate body and soul with their fairytale-like settings and authenticity.
Best beaches on Meganisi
One of the most popular beaches on Meganisi, Spilia is a charming coast of whitish pebbles, emerald waters and trees that almost reach the water. The beach is partially organized and very close to Spartohori.
A stunning cove with tropical colours, Ambelakia is the most frequented from the gulfs around it. A favourite place for sailing boats, the beach is non-organized while there are two taverns for a meal with a view.
Quite long but with a narrow coast and only accessible by a dirt road or boat, Agios Ioannis never gets crowded. White pebbles and lush greenery reaching the waters, this is one of the most virgin beaches on the island.
This small cove is only a few minutes’ walk from Vathy, thus preferred by many visitors although it is not organized. Dense nature and natural shade from the trees are the its highlights for a relaxing day at the beach.
Actually two beaches, Mikro and Megalo Limonari, the coast is near Katomeri and can be reached via a dirt road. Both beaches are non-organized and feature white pebbles with patches of sand while they offer natural shade from the surrounding pine trees.
Only accessible by boat this is one of the most isolated beaches on the island. Fanari is highly preferred by private boats and yachts but its distinctive shape offers various secluded spots. There is also a beach bar for drinks and snacks.
One of the most unfrequented beaches on the island, Barbarezou is only reached by boat and consists in a long, wide shore of pebbles and rock formations. Also known as Cape Akoni this beach offers ultimate seclusion and tranquillity.
A very small cove located at the eastern part of the island, Elia is a small inlet reached by a steep path from Katomeri. Although quite secluded and small, this is a mooring point for boats thus it may get busy during high season.