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Wed, 05 Oct 2016

Holidays In Meganissi

Meganissi Holidays at a Glance

Meganissi is located only 4 miles from Lefkada. In spite of its rare beauty, Meganissi has somehow escaped the vast touristic development of other locations. One of the best ways to see the island is by walking.

Who goes to Meganiss?
Those who seeking traditional island life, surrounded by original warm people.



Key Facts - Meganissi

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration3 - 4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From AirportPreveza (PVK) - Transfer to ferry at Nidri (1 hour approx) - Ferry to Meganissi (20 - 25 minutes approx)

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The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

The museum of Asian Art: The centre piece of the museum is the collection of Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and other works from the Shang Dynasty (1500 B.C.) to the Ching Dynasty (19th c.). There are also strong holdings of Japanese works - woodblock prints, ceramics, sculpture, water colours, and netsuke (carved sash fasteners). You may not have come to Greece to appreciate Asian art, but this is one of several unexpected delights in Corfu.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely daytrip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; water-sports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

The Archaeological Museum: Even if you're not a devotee of ancient history or museums, you should take an hour to visit this small museum. The museum contains a wealth of archaeological finds from Corfu, including many from the Temple of Artemis in Corcyra (the ancient capital) on the peninsula south of modern Corfu Town. From the Temple of Artemis is the attic (pediment) that has a well-preserved Archaic sculpture of Medusa and from the Tomb of Menekrates a funerary statue of a crouching lion.

The museum of Asian Art: The centre piece of the museum is the collection of Chinese porcelains, bronzes, and other works from the Shang Dynasty (1500 B.C.) to the Ching Dynasty (19th c.). There are also strong holdings of Japanese works - woodblock prints, ceramics, sculpture, water colours, and netsuke (carved sash fasteners). You may not have come to Greece to appreciate Asian art, but this is one of several unexpected delights in Corfu.

Achillion Palace in Gastouri: The site of the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. This palace was built in 1892, at a beautiful spot on top of a mountain overlooking the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other side. There is a small museum in the building which has relics and ordinary objects from the empress collection and portraits her and her time on Corfu. It's a lovely daytrip because the views are excellent and the building is a very impressive classical style monument with a breathtaking garden.

Pelekas: A lovely village set on a hill, whose summit is the best place from which to watch the sun go down. Pelekas has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for sandy beaches and tavernas fringed by timeless olive groves; water-sports and nightlife; traditional food and drink; you will always find a warm welcome in Pelekas.

Popular activites for those taking holidays in Meganissi include:

  • Golf course in the Ropa Valley 
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Watersports

    Meganissi Holidays Excursions


    Make your holidays to Lefkada extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

    Island Discovery: Find the hidden delights of this lovely island with our guided tour.

    Lefkas Evening: Spend a pleasant evening in our capital. Time for shopping or a meal or both if you like.

    Forgotten Islands: Visit the island that most people miss and have a relaxing day on the boat.

    Sunset and Stars: Cruise to deserted beach where our guide will teach you the secrets of the night sky.

    Island Hopping: A day to chill out on the beach learn a little local history and let your hair down on the return trip.

    Seven Islands: Cruise to the most magnificent beaches on Lefkada and visit Ithaca and Kefalonia.

    Mainland Adventure: Learn about the Oracle of the dead and explore the magical waters of the ancient river Styx.

    For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Meganissi Holidays

For breakfast through to dinner stroll down to the harbor front to find a choice of tavernas serving menus for all tastes. In the main street there is a nightclub and the bars also put on entertainment and live music.

Getting Around on Meganissi Holidays

Boat: There are many lines and ships linking Corfu to both Greek and foreign ports. There are ferries almost hourly between Igoumenitsou, directly across on the mainland (1-2 hr), and several weekly to and from Patras (about 7 hr). During high season, there is now a twice-daily hydrofoil express (about 30 min.) between Corfu and Igoumenitsou. Also during high season, there are daily ships linking Corfu to one or other ports in Italy - Ancona, Bari, Brindisi, Trieste, Venice or to Piraeus and/or Patras. 

Bus: The dark blue public buses service Corfu town, its suburbs, and nearby destinations. The semiprivate green and cream KTEL buses offer a frequent service all over the island - to Paleokastritsa, Glifada, Sidari, and more. 

Taxi: Around Corfu town, a taxi is probably your best bet - sometimes the only way around, such as to and from the harbour and the airport. Although taxi drivers are supposed to use their meters, many don't, so you should agree on the fare before setting out. You may also decide to use a taxi to visit some of the sites outside Corfu town.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Meganissi holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Meganissi Holidays Shopping

Popular gifts and mometoes of Meganissi holidays include:

  • Folk art and crafts
  • Leather goods 
  • Jewellery

Holidays in Meganissi - Beaches

Sidari has a long sandy beach which is known under the lovely name of 'Canal de l'Amour' (Love Channel), offering various facilities like umbrellas, sun beds and water sports.

Paleocastritsa has six sandy and pebble beaches which are scattered all around the area; those beaches are surrounded by olive trees forests and are famous for their dramatic scenery and the beauty of their colours. 

Arillas has a long, golden, sandy beach. It is situated approximately 35 km from the island's capital. The Bay of Arillas has a long sweeping beach with clear blue sea and fine sand, one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu especially for the lovers of quiet, relaxing holidays.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Corfu21232729292724
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Corfu71012121196
London5676653

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