Meganisi is a small unexplored paradise just four miles away from Lefkada. Visitors will be able to enjoy an unspoilt natural environment that combines the green earth with emerald waters, adorned with small villages, away from the reckless tourism.
According to mythology, Meganissi – Tomb or Tilevois in antiquity – lived Taffy or Tilevoai, sailor and pirate nation. king was Taffy or Tomb, son of Poseidon and hippothoe. According to Homer, the island reigned Mentis. Lambros Katsonis used Meganisi with Kalamos as a base for its operations in the coasts.
“Nice island of Meganisi like being in Paradise.”
The most famous attraction of the island is the Pananikolis Sea Cave, the second largest sea cave in Greece. Locals claim that the cave successfully hid a Greek submarine in the Second World War, others say that it must have been a very small submarine if this is true.
Spartochori is built above the port of Spilia on high cliffs with spectacular views. With traditional architecture and picturesque streets, the village is a fascinating warren of alleys and lanes.
In traditional cuisine and traditional products, Meganisi does not differentiate particularly from the island of Lefkada. So, look for and seek to try palamidi (type of fish) cooked in roof tiles, kouloura (bread-like bun), cuttlefish with black rice and many more. On your way back home, do not forget to try local “Vertzami” wine, liquers: Rozoli, Mint, Rose and soumada (orgeat).