Meganisi Island Information
Find below all information about Meganisi Island including businesses, Meganisi location within Greece, how to get to Meganisi, Meganisi ferry timetable, The history of Meganisi, information about the villages and beaches, events and about the climate and weather.
A list of local businesses here on Meganisi, from bakers and butchers to shops and supermarkets.
Nestled among the islands in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of Greece lies a hidden jewel - the island of Meganisi. Less than 5 nautical miles from mainland Greece and just a couple of miles from the island of Lefkada, it is one of the smallest of the Ionian Islands.
Getting to a small island is always going to offer some transport challenges, but a visit to the beautiful island of Meganisi is well worth the effort, and Exclusive Meganisi can take the stress out of planning your journey, as well as the journey itself, by booking flights or ferries and arranging transfers or car hire to get you here as quickly as possible.
Meganisi ferry timetable
We update the ferry times below on a regular basis as soon as they change, also see the Meganisi Bus Timetable too. The island Municipality bus runs alongside the ferry times.
Meganisi bus timetable
We update the bus times below on a regular basis as soon as they change, also see the Meganisi Ferry Timetable too. The island Municipality bus runs alongside the ferry times.
Like the majority of the islands throughout the Mediterranean, Meganisi has been controlled by numerous sovereign nations during its history and has always been closely linked to its larger neighbour, the island of Lefkada as well as the other Ionian islands.
There are three main villages on the island, each filled with traditional character and charm. Although all small villages, you will find virtually everything you may need during your visit - if you need help finding anything, just ask, you will find the natives extremely friendly!
On Meganisi, you won't find mile-long sandy beaches teeming with hordes of holidaymakers. Instead, you will find that the island is blessed with several magnificent sheltered little beaches and secluded coves, where you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy a cooling swim in crystal clear waters.
The existence of a sunken small engined aeroplane in the harbour of Vathy is widely known, however the full story of the events leading up to its demise remains a mystery.
Climate and weather
A long summer of almost unending sunshine and virtually no rainfall makes the Ionian Islands popular as a holiday destination. The unspoilt island of Meganisi also offers good shelter from the prevailing northerly winds, although the afternoon and early evening katabatic winds can be brisk.