Meganisi Sailing Guide
Located between Lefkas and the greek mainland, just next to the isle of Skorpios, Meganisi is an island full of beautiful bays and swimming stops!
Located between Lefkada and the greek mainland lies Meganisi. Its coastline is decorated with small beaches in fjord formation and bays that offer carefree moments and tranquility.
Sailing through the strait between the two islands you will have the opportunity to admire their beauty at the same time, with Lefkada’s coast on the one side and the beaches of Meganisi on the other. It also offers the perfect opportunity to visit the small islet of Thilia
On the north side of Meganisi there are several natural bays surrounded by the lush Ionian landscape. On the southeast side you will find several caves with Papanikolis Cave being the most remarkable. Note that anchoring and mooring on the west side is more difficult and requires experience. Check out our suggested Lefkas sailing itineraries to see how easy it is to fit Meganisi into your plans!
The village of Vathi unravels following the coastline of one of the largest natural harbours of the world. Whether you choose to moor your chartered sailing yacht in the marina or the port, the view is granted to enchant you.
The natural port of Spilia is the haven of the settlement of Spartochori and the first stop when approaching Meganisi on board of your chartered yacht. Whether you decide to stay on board or stroll up to the village, the lucid green slope of the hill will compensate you with its serenity.
Located between the island of Lefkada and Meganisi, Thilia is a great first spot to start your sailing trip. In the south, if you search for a while you will find a sandy, private beach to relax and feel the summer breeze.
One of the bays that you might choose to anchor is Atherinos. As soon as you reach Atherinos you will understand that it is a favourite destination also for the locals and reachable from inland with options for food and drink.
Right after Atherinos you will meet Abelakia where you can also find some Greek restaurants to have lunch after your swim.
As you continue sailing you will meet the bay of Elia. Elia ia a great spot for swimming and for relaxing under the Greek sun.
As you explore Meganisi you will have found many secret gems
but Papanikolis cave is the most remarkable of all. It is named after the submarine Papanikolis that was used in World War II. lts size allows yachts to enter offering an unforgettable experience.
Swimming into the cave is a unique feeling as the crystal clean waters allow you to see right to the bottom. Looking up, you will admire the stalactites hanging on the roof. You can swim to the small sandy beach inside the cave and contemplate the magnificent view.
Off the southern coast of Meganisi there is a unique bay on Kithros Islet. For those who prefer privacy, there is a spot where only 2 yachts can anchor!