Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Meganisi. You can have the perfect day trip situated only 4 nautical miles southeast of Lefkada. Meganisi consists of only 2,000 inhabitants and is composed of an area of 20 square kilometers. Visitors will find many picturesque bays, scenic beaches, and green landscapes, making it an ideal place for a private yacht charter. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht, or speedboat of your choice from the two harbors of Meganisi. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Lefkada. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and cruise to the Papanikolis caves or enjoy a round-island tour. If you book a catamaran you will have the option to throw a party, enjoy a sunset cruise or celebrate a business promotional event on board. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and enjoy a 3-day cruise to Kalamos and Kastos.
Meganisi is a unique destination southeast of Lefkada, it is also known to be the island of sailors. Meganisi is part of the Tilevoides islands and together with Skorpios, Thilia, Kythros, and several small islets, it forms an interesting complex. The fjord-like coastline consists of secluded coves and sheltered beaches, always giving the option for visitors to find a good spot for swimming and sunbathing. Besides being a real paradise for the yachting enthusiasts, there are also high-quality amenities and many tourist facilities in the three settlements of the island. Vathy is a traditional fishing port, not only is it a favorite mooring spot for sailboats and catamarans, but also an ideal place to taste traditional Greek cuisine. Next is Spartochori, arriving here you will find a small port in the settlement of Spilia. There are traditional houses, narrow streets, and delicious taverns surrounded by walnut groves. Lastly, the settlement of Katomeri is a traditional village known for its quiet life, entertainment shops, and hospitable residents. Meganisi has been inhabited since Neolithic times and took its name from the son of Poseidon, Taphos. Mentioned in the Odyssey and also emphasized by Homer, the Taphians were excellent mariners. To the present day, Meganisi is proud of its experienced sailors and an ideal place for those who seek tranquility in Greece. You can be one of the many guests who rent a boat in Meganisi and have an unforgettable vacation with your family and friends.
Meganisi is hidden from the modern world, away from the tourist crowds you can enjoy a boat trip and discover many hidden beaches and bays. There is not much ground transportation so hiring a boat in Meganisi is highly recommended. An ideal day cruise would be spent visiting the crystal clear waters of Papanikolis cave. Half a century ago, these large caves were a secret place for submariners. You can also visit several beaches on the island. The beach of Agios Ioannis, situated on the west coast is an excellent choice. With a catamaran or motor yacht you can enjoy a tranquil setting, the beach is rarely crowded and has spectacular natural shade. You can reach Agrilia beach a little further known for its natural springs and turquoise waters. Cherniades beach found on the Northern coast of Meganisi is also an excellent choice for day-trippers. The beach is sheltered and is ideal for snorkeling experiences. You can even observe marine life from the deck of your catamaran. There are no bars, restaurants, or shops, making it an ideal place for those seeking isolation. Finally, the beach of Laganas can only be reached by boat and is known for its turquoise waters. This beach is found on the tail of Meganisi and is known to be a haven for tourist boats. Besides sailing, paddleboarding and canoeing is a popular activity on this island. You can charter a motor yacht and create a personalized itinerary just for you. Kayaks and all sorts of recreational equipment can be carried with you on your yacht. Anchor your vessel and maximize your diving experience!
You can also hire a boat in Merganisi and visit Kastos or Kalamos. Kastos offers a sense of privacy for many sea lovers. Swimming and snorkeling are highly encouraged and you would hate to leave from here without tasting fresh seafood. Similarly, Kalamos is known for its unspoiled landscape and has plenty of pebbled beaches you can pick from. The perfect 3-day cruise with a sailboat, often practiced by many skippers onboard is Meganisi, Kalamos, and Kastos. You can also use your time in Lefkada to discover these beautiful islands from the port of Nydri. One can also follow the route to the island of Ithaca, the home place of Odysseus known for its clear waters and rich vegetation, Meganisi remains to be a favorite meeting point to many sailors and offers an ideal escape in the Ionian waters.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Meganisi.
Odysseas Marina, Vathy: A luxury marina located in Vathy village. Offers berths for yachts that go up to 100 feet and can moor over 72 vessels. Offers world-class amenities, nautical provisioning, and exciting nightlife. Vathy offers excellent shelter from the south and also has quality restaurants and tavernas.
Port Spilia, Spartochori: Situated on the northwest side of Meganisi and offers around 50 berths for yachts. The water is quite deep around the bay, make sure to drop a steady anchor. The marina can get quite busy during the summer months,
Meganisi is connected by ferry to Lefkada and is only a 25-minute boat ride. It is also connected to, Kefalonia and Ithaca. Meganisi is about 1.5 nautical miles from Skorpios.
You can reach Meganisi by booking a flight to Preveza Airport and then taking a car to Lefkada island. You can also take the ferry from Corfu or Igoumenitsa to Lefkada and hire a yacht from the island marina.
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