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Hi all,

This time I show you something from and tell you about : Meganissi (means big island).

On photo : This is a typical small Greek boat I saw in the harbour of Vathy, main town on Meganissi. I liked the colours and the boat's surroundings.


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[info about Meganissi, if you like!]
Meganissi is in fact a small satellite island of Lefkada. It's only 20 square kilometers 'big'. And it has 3 villages : Vathy (main town), Katomeri which is just 1,5 km southwards and uphill from Vathy, and Spartochori, about 5 km west from Vathy.

Villages in one sentence :
Vathy : A lovely small village build at the 'harbour' with some good fishtavernas (didn't try them unfortunatly)
Katomeri : charming traditional village with a labyrinth of little streets.
Spartochori : largest village on Meganissi, also lots of small streets.

In high season a ferryline departs every day from Nydri on Lefkada, to Spartochori (port often called Spilia as it is located in Spilia Bay) and Vathy.

From Nydri it's 25 minutes to Spilia + another 20 to Vathy. From Nydri the boat departs 7 times a day, the boat anchors at Spilia 5 times & 6 times at Vathy (last boat doesn't go to Spilia).
Price : €2,00 per person (one way if I'm right).

This ferryline is also maintained in low season, because the kids from Meganissi have to go to highschool on Lefkada island!!

On the south of Meganissi there is a big cave. In WOII there was a submarine, Papanikolis, hiding in there!! If it reminds me well, that was in 1940-41. The cave is named after the submarine. Unfortunatly I haven't seen it.

The lovely thing about the island is, that it's quite different from Lefkada, while it is still so close!
A day to spend on Meganissi should be enough to see everything, it's worth the visit.

Maybe see the map if you like, the shape of the island is kinda weird. The cave is on the southwest part, at the small isthmus.


Eh this is long enough :)

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