Flights to Meganissi offer up an escape from the modern world. The island is small, it’s peaceful and it’s got Eden-like appeal.
It’s not really surprising flights to Meganissi don’t make it on to many people’s radar. For a start, the island is tiny – it’s just six kilometre-squared, with only 2,000 residents. It’s ultra quiet, too – the soundtrack revolves more around the hum of cicadas than it does hard house. And the main reason to come here is to slow the pace down like only the Greeks know how - think go-slow coastal walks and long meze lunches. The north coast is where you’ll find most of the action, if you can call it that. This is where you’ll find three spectacular bays and the same number of towns - Vathi, Spartoheri and Katomeri. Spend a few days navigating their pin-thin cobbled streets, then venture inland to uncover a patchwork of pines, olive groves and cypress trees.
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LEAVE your footprints in the sands at Ai Yiannis, the island’s most popular beach. If you like things even quieter, catch a caique from Vathi and sail to coves you can’t reach on foot.
GIVE your souvenirs a culinary slant, rummaging round the little grocery shops in Spartohori. Homemade olive oil, thyme-infused honey and kumquat liqueur are among the spoils.
PICK out a waterfront taverna in Vathi and watch fishermen mending their nets while you dig into moussaka like it’s meant to taste.
CHECK out Meganissi’s sea caves. According to the locals, they doubled up as submarine hideouts during World War II.
LACE up your hiking boots and untangle a jumble of trails that takes in old stone windmills, abandoned chapels and olive groves that glint in the sunlight.
Just So You Know…
Flights to Meganissi touch down at Preveze Lefkas - Aktion Airport.