Meganisi is a picturesque island in the Ionian Sea, four (4) nautical miles southeast (SE) of Lefkada. It is the largest among a group of islands called Tilevoides (among them Skorpios, Skorpidi, Thilia, Kithros, Atokos, Sparti, Arkoudi, Petalou etc.) all of which constitute one of Lefkada’s Municipalities called Meganissi (Tafion).
It has an area of 19.85km2 comprising a continuous range of hills, called ‘Raches’, with its highest peak at 301m and the three scenic villages of Vathi, Katomeri and Spartochori. Each with it’s own particular character and beauty and where most of the islands 2000 inhabitants live. They are all located in the northern most fertile part of Meganisi.
It’s traditional architecture and hospitable people; the quiet life and magnificent scenery; it’s picturesque bays with fish tavernas, restaurants, and entertainment; it’s spectacular views, green landscapes and crystal clear waters all create an attractive living environment.
The Greek Mediterranean climate and unique greenery create a great destination for all year.
The multiple possibilities of access (by air, by sea, road), provide direct and comfortable transportation to the island from all regions of the country.
Large investments are planned and will be in Meganissi the coming years. Lord Rothschil will develop a large residential project comprising luxury villas, 5 star hotels and marinas in the area of Kefali. The total investment will exceed 150 million euros.
Real Estate in Meganisi, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Ithaca is an excellent investment at this time. Property prices are still low and are expected to increase in the coming years with the development of the islands.
Because of the Treaty of Seigken the transport of persons and goods is free within the European Union and the interest of European citizens for vacation house in the Ionian island region is large.
Recent Greek legislation (L. 4146/2013), enables long stay in our country to citizens from countries outside the EU and their families, on condition that invested an amount equal to or greater than 250.000 €, which is the smallest compared with other European countries. This combined with the low cost of living compared to most EU countries, the good climate and magnificent surroundings, causing worldwide interest in buying property in Greece.
Lefkada is linked to mainland Greece by a floating bridge (less than 50m) making it the only Greek Island accessible by car.
How to get in to Meganisi:
- Fly to Aktion and from there 40’ drive to Nidri of Lefkada, where you can board on a ferry boat to Meganisi. The route, which lasts 25 minutes, is magnificent as the visitor has the opportunity to admire many small islands scattered around Meganisi such as Madouri with the old mansion Valaoritis and Skorpios, previously owned by the Onassis family.
- From the town of Lefkada direct with the speedboat "Agchialos".
- From Kefalonia and Ithaca by ferry boat to Lefkada (Vasiliki port or Nydri).
- With own vessel using one of the three ports of the island (Spilia, Atherinos, Vathi).
The island has a good road network and there is a regular local bus service. There is also the possibility to use TAXI. (for more information visit www.meganisidreaming.com)
The temperate climate; the deep and cool sea waters; the mountains; the lush vegetation; the cultural heritage; and the cheerfulness of the inhabitants, make the Ionian Islands the ideal place for a holiday as well as rest and relaxation.
What is more, the traits of the Ionian Islands are perfectly combined with a flawless tourism infrastructure, excellent hotel accommodations, restaurants, diving centers, sea sports, cultural events, and a multitude of sights, historic monuments and museums worth visiting.
Scattered along the western coastline of Central Greece, the Ionian Islands as they are known, are an island cluster comprising twelve small and large islands whose total surface area comes to 2,200 square kilometers. Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu (Kerkyra), Kefalonia, Lefkada, and Paxi are the six, large Ionian Islands. Antipaxi, Erikousa, Mathraki, Othoni, Meganisi and the deserted islets of Strofades south of Zakynthos are the smaller Ionian Islands.
Together with the island of Kythira and the neighboring Antikythira the islands form the island cluster of Eptanisa. Nevertheless it should be noted that Kythira and Antikythira are completely cut off from the rest of the Ionian islands situated as they are across southern Peloponnese and the coast of Laconia.