Meganissi is located the south of Lefkas, and is one of the islets of the Ionian islands. This island is so beautifully untouched and has a peaceful, slow paced way of life. The busiest it will ever get is in the peak of the high season, with people visiting the island for the day, arriving on their yacths at the main port of Vathi. Which is only one of three towns.
Vathi, is the main town, with a picturesque bay, and full of vibrant houses, with a small scatter of shops and tavernas with a cascading back drop of pine forests and olive groves. The beaches on Meganissi aren't sandy, however the tranquility and serenity more than makes up for it. Perfect little beaches that are untouced by tourism, you can hear the crystall blue green waters and the gentle sea breeze blowing through the olive groves. A handful of these places can be reached from Vathi by dirt tracks and paths, which do go around the coastline of the island, however a lot of the other bays and coves are only accesible via boat. Boat hire is available in Vathi.
Meganisi has a very intersting history, there have been artificates findings dating back to the Neolithic Age. The island was originally known as Taphos, who was the son of Poseidon as well as ruler of the region. After the Roman conquest in 197 BC, Meganisi was part of the Corinthian Colony. That was until the year 1204, the fall of Constantinolpe to the Cruisaders and then given to the Venetians. It doesn't stop there, the island was ruled by the French in 1294 and 1797, the Venetians in 1204 and 1684. Then the Turks had Meganissi from 1797 until 1684. Then in 1810, ruled by the French, fell to the hands of the British. In the year 1821, during the Greek Revolution, Meganissi fought under influence of a powerful leader named Demos Tselios. And then during the second world war, Meganissi was under the Italian occupation. It's certainly safe to say, Meganissi, for such a small island has played a very big part in history and visited by many. The most astounidng thing is, during all these years and everything this little island has been apart of, everyone has helped preserved it's natural beauty.
Villa Kyknos is located in Spartahori, Meganissi. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to the beach and restaurants.
Villa Pegasus is located in Spartahori, Meganissi. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to the beach and restaurants.