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Meganissi Lefkas travel guide

Meganissi is a small, picturesque islet about 6 kilometres south-east of Lefkas. Although one of the smallest of the Ionian Islands it is also one of the most attractive.

Meganissi is about 20 kilometres square and there are three villages at Vathy, Katomeri and Spartohori.

Vathy is the main ferry port , although and there are also boat moorings at Spartohori (Spilia). The car ferry 'Meganissi' runs a shuttle service between Nidri, on Lefkas, and both Spilia and Vathy with three sailings daily in the summer and a sailing time of 20 minutes.

Vathy is set at the end of a long sheltered inlet and has several waterfront tavernas, a couple of music bars and some small shops.

The village of Katomeri is about a kilometre inland and has good tavernas and a bakery and views over the bay.

Tracks from Katomeri lead to coves at Limonari and Elia, both of which have small but pleasant beaches.

Spartohori has picturesque stone-built homes perched high on the cliffs above Spilia (Cave) Bay and the bay takes its name from the many caves around here.

Spartohori has two mini-markets, some shops and tavernas with a road and steps down from Spartohori. The port is very popular with yacht flotillas and so there are lots of tavernas.

At the end of Spilia bay is another small but pleasant beach with a waterfront taverna. Read more on Meganissi holidays