Meganissi is the largest of Lefkas’ half-dozen satellite islands by some distance, and the only inhabited one. Although just half an- hour by regular ferry from Nidri, which sails past Onassis’ Skorpios en route, its sleepy atmosphere and slow pace of life feel like a different planet.
This is an island from which to forget the cares of the world, one where you can completely relax and lose yourself in magnificent views, walking, swimming and other simple pleasures. Meganissi has two ports, each with a village above. The first small harbour is called Spilia, named after a nearby sea cave. It comprises simply a pretty bay where fishing boats jostle with visiting yachts for mooring, a popular taverna and, to one side, a shingle beach called Rocca, also with a taverna. It is a 10-15 minute walk up to whitewashed Spartochori above, a delightfully flower filled village with a couple of restaurants of its own.
3½ kilometres to the east is the small port of Vathy.
Vathy has some half-dozen well liked waterfront restaurants, popular with Lefkadians who pop over on Sundays for a leisurely fish lunch! The attractive village of Katomeri is a kilometre inland. Some pretty pebble beach’s can be found within a 10-15 minute walk, and others may be reached by water-taxi. Paul Walters video.