Meganisi island is a wonderful place to escape for a week or two and enjoy its unspoilt and traditional charms. Lefkada, has five satellite islands called Prigiponisia which sit just off shore on the East coast and Meganisi is the largest of these.
“Best for daydreaming… Here the day’s hardest task is deciding which beach to walk to. The spell lingers into the evening as you sit under the moon in a taverna, listening to a sound the Greeks call flisvos: the murmer of the waves.”
Meganisi, Ionian Islands by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Spend the days pottering about the coves and beaches of the island’s coastline and exploring little roads and tracks. The small port of Vathy offers a choice of chic restaurants and traditional tavernas for the evening with the road leads up to the inland village of Katomeri. Its neighbouring port of Spilia is more relaxed a with popular fish tavernas. Even at the inland village of Katomeri you are never far from the sea and beautiful views that have made many a traveller fall in love with the island.
Where to get married on Meganisi?
Spartohori – Plateia Marinou Zabati known locally as ‘Stefani’
This pretty view-point leads off the road that winds down from Spilia harbour to Spartohori village. With decorative wrought iron railings and paved in traditional stone, it is a balcony to a panoramic view of Lefkada and Skorpios islands.
A private villa wedding or reception
Meganisi has a fine selection of luxury villas with amazing views. They are dotted about the island and many have beautiful terraces and swimming pool areas which can be the setting for your wedding ceremony or wedding dinner. We can make the arrangements seamless for you and source all additional items for catering or decorating you require. If you would like to discuss the possibilities for your wedding please contact us for further details.
A Meganisi Beach wedding
Meganisi has several beaches and we can recommend options for your beach wedding.
Agios Ioannis as the best location for a beach wedding as it is the most private. The ceremony can be held in the lush, shady gardens of the small taverna which is a stones throw from the sea.
Slightly further south opposite Thilia island, the coastline sweeps in a dramatic curve which is the eye catching white shingle, Stravnam beach.
On the north coast we like Fanari beach which is lined by border of dark green pines and olive trees.
You can read more about beach wedding options here
An Orthodox Church wedding:
Agios Vissarios, Vathy | Agios Georgios, Spartohori | Agios Ioannis
Wedding dinners on Meganisi
Il Paradiso , Agios Ioannis – beautiful garden taverna next to the sea
Karnagio, Vathy – Nestled in a cove as you approach Vathy this taverna is perfect for boat arrivals
Lakis Taverna, Spartohori – The ultimate traditional Greek village taverna in blue and white in the middle of the village.
Hotel Meganisi, Katomeri – This charming family hotel, offers the best hospitality for a local feel.
Esperides Resort – Luxury hotel for formal wedding receptions in Spartohori village
Vathy & Spilia harbour tavernas – Please discuss your requirements with us
Let us create the perfect day for you on Meganisi island…