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Villas in Meganissi

The perfect destination to truly ‘get away from it all’, Meganissi is a tranquil Greek Island full of traditional character and charm. Relax on one of the many stunning beaches or explore the beautiful pine forests that cover the island to get a real taste of the tranquillity. With three small hamlets on the island, Spartochori is situated above the main ferry port of Spilia with some shops and traditional tavernas amongst the narrow streets. Vathi is on the east, a tiny fishing port with beautiful, quaint houses, traditional tavernas and an attractive harbour and Katmeri is inland situated between the two ports with several tavernas and shops. Most of the coves and bays are untamed, and tracking down your own plot of sand is all part of the adventure. The most remote ones can only be reached by hiring a boat and it is a thrill to discover them along the coastline. However, not all of Meganissi’s beaches are so hard to reach; Pasoumaki Beach is a couple of kilometres outside of Vathi, and Agios Ioannis, Fanari, Spilia and Barbarezou are easily accessible by car. This little part of Greek heaven will set the tone to relax and enjoy the laid-back pace of island life during the sun-soaked days or warm summer evenings.

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Meganissi - An isle of mystique and authenticity

Those looking for a taste of traditional Greece need look no further than our villas in Meganissi. The famed Greek hospitality abounds here. The beaches are idyllic, uncrowded and unspoiled and the tavernas equally tempting. Wherever you go, timelessness and charm will follow you.

  • Meganissi History

    Wonderfully untouched by mass tourism, Meganissi retains a strong sense of culture and tradition. The island has been inhabited since ancient times, and can trace its history back to the days of Homer. This long history is evident around the island – from abandoned windmills scattered on the hilltops and old churches, to the remains of horse-drawn olive presses and stone wells.
    Wherever you go on this charming island you’ll find peace and relaxation, a world away from modern life. Explore the tiny, traffic-free streets of stone-built houses, and you’re likely to see local women in traditional dress carrying baskets on their heads.

  • Meganissi Food

    Authentic Greek tavernas are the place to sample excellent traditional cuisine on Meganissi. You’ll find them in the three main villages, Spartohori, Katomeri and Vathi, and some have great locations on the waterfront with divine views.

    As you may expect, the fish here is worth trying, especially when drizzled with the island’s own olive oil. Greek mezes are on every menu, and taste great with a glass of ouzo.

  • Meganissi Beaches

    Meganissi is so small visitors have their pick of any of the quiet beaches and secluded bays. Some of the best beaches are found at Ai Yiannis, Spilia, Fanari, Atherinos and Limonari, but there are plenty more to be found with a bit of exploration.

    You can hire a boat and discover rocky coves inaccessible by land, or take one of the tracks leading down through the olive-grove terraces to private, sheltered beaches, where the sea is beautifully clear.

  • Meganissi Activities

    This island is heaven for walkers, and the various footpaths and trails are an ideal way to discover beautiful scenery off the beaten track. Spend a pleasant afternoon walking from coast to coast, under the dappled shade of groves of olives and scented pines.

    From the port in Vathi you can take a boat trip to one of the neighbouring islands like Lefkas, Ithaca and Kefalonia, or around Meganissi itself, and enjoy magnificent views of the verdant hills, rugged coast and impressive sea caves.

  • Meganissi Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Dine in a taverna in Spartochori with great views over the sea to the neighbouring islands.

    • Check out the sea caves – you can sail right into Papanikoli cave, which has its own sandy beach.

    • Spend a morning in the pretty fishing village of Vathi with its colourful pastel houses and watch the world go by on the quayside.

    • Browse the local shops in Katomeri and find some unique souvenirs.

    • Explore hidden ruins that can be found scattered across the Island.

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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

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Sights / Places to go
8.1
Night life
6.5
Overall rating
9.4
Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Jeremy

Conwy Couple
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Being late season the beaches were very quiet, we could easily find places which we had to ourselves.
Being late season some of the tavernas had a limited menu.
My only reservation in the accommodation was that there were quite a few lightbulbs gone, but this really didn't affect my enjoyment of the holiday.
Confirmed stay: 21 October 2018
Published on: 22 October 2018
10 out of 10

Michael

Orpington Couple
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I like the island for what it gives. A quiet haven.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 16 September 2018
Published on: 17 September 2018
8 out of 10

Colin

Couple
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All the best restaurants in Vathi are walking distance. Your additional information says there is no ATM machine, but I saw one in Vathi behind the line of restaurants.
I was unable to get a proper map of Meganissi online before we left so driving around was a bit of an issue at times because of lack of detail. Map with roads & beaches would be useful, also to indicate where the car parks are in Spartohori and how to get to them without driving through the village which might be a bit scary for some. Good beaches that non-swimmers can use are limited, fortunately the Pasoumaki beach closest to the villa is the best we found. Ferry timings from Nidri meant we had a 3 hour wait to get to Meganissi.
Confirmed stay: 16 September 2018
Published on: 17 September 2018
10 out of 10

Melanie

Folkestone, Kent Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Stunning, vey beautiful. Location is perfect next to Vathi harbour. Shops nearby and restaurants, and can watch the boats all day.
Not loads to do if you want a cultural holiday. Island very small.
Confirmed stay: 19 August 2018
Published on: 20 August 2018
10 out of 10

Jayne

Group
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Local very authentic tavernas . The views from the villa
Poor timings on ferry and flight connections 2 whole days spent traveling for 6 days holiday. Ok for us would not recommend with small kids . There is nothing to do at Preveza airport
Confirmed stay: 12 August 2018
Published on: 13 August 2018
10 out of 10

Joanna

Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Quiet, friendly, safe, beautiful, unspoilt.
None.
Confirmed stay: 05 August 2018
Published on: 06 August 2018
9 out of 10

Catherine

Ealing Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Great restaurants and great views.
ferry travel to and from the island.
Confirmed stay: 29 July 2018
Published on: 31 July 2018
10 out of 10

Jacqui

Nine Mile Burn Couple
+
Lovely villa and pool
No.
Confirmed stay: 22 July 2018
Published on: 23 July 2018
10 out of 10

John

Swindon Friends
+
Everything on the island - lovely harbour in Vathi, nice quiet beaches and little traffic on the roads.
None
Confirmed stay: 15 July 2018
Published on: 17 July 2018
8 out of 10

Rosemary

Hampshire Couple
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The modern stylish villa accommodation: the beds: the view: the beach: Spilia Taverna and Agrios Bar
The inadequate outside shade: the villa's tiny ground-floor shower and bathroom and upstairs over-bath shower : the 65 steps up to Villa but necessary for the lovely view
Confirmed stay: 08 July 2018
Published on: 10 July 2018
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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