Luxury Meganissi Holidays
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To find out more about our holidays to Meganissi or to book, please contact us on 020 8392 5858.
Why Visit Meganissi?
Lying just off the coast of Lefkada, this petite and pristine island is characterised by countless hidden inlets, white pebble beaches and the clearest turquoise sea. It is the largest of the Prince’s Islands, which also include Skorpios, the original jet-set private island formerly owned by the Onassis family. You’ll sail right by Skorpios on the ferry from Lefkada to Vathy; the Skorpios’ facilities are currently undergoing a major revamp at the behest of its new owners, but the name alone still retains a slightly wistful sense of 60s glamour and mystique.
Quiet and Picturesque
So on to Meganissi, meaning Big Island in Greek yet less than 20 kilometres square and with barely 1,000 permanent residents. Famously hospitable, Meganissi is wonderfully unspoilt with just a handful of tiny villages and a wild, forested interior. There are no resorts as such, just a couple of ports hosting a handful of tavernas, flotillas of visiting yachts and colourful fishing boats begging to be painted or photographed. The entire coastline is dotted with gleaming white beaches, Aghios Ioannis and Fanari being two of the best known. Some can be reached on foot, others by water taxi or even a bus in the high season. Or hire a little motor boat and seek out your own perfectly secluded spot for the day. As you might expect on this most tranquil of islands, the beaches are delightfully uncommercialised, though you can arrange sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and even sea-bicycle excursions to some of Meganissi’s famous caves in the main summer months.
The gently rolling hills inland make for wonderful walking country. The interior is criss-crossed by narrow paths and goat tracks, helpfully shaded by dense pines which part here and there to reveal startling glimpses of the purest Ionian blue. Papanikolis Cave, believed to have sheltered submarines during World War II, is an intriguing excursion for geologists and explorers of any age.
Villas in Meganissi
We have two villas on Meganissi, roughly equidistant between the classic white village of Spartochori and the miniature port of Spilia. Seductively serene, with a low key charm which has long since disappeared from many other parts of the Mediterranean, Meganissi perfectly encapsulates the essential small Greek island experience.
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