At a glance
Paddle in the calm water at Pasoumaki Beach
Hike Meganissi's hilly trails
Catch a boat to neighbouring islands
Destinations in Meganissi
Top things to See and Do in Meganissi
Sailing around Meganissi's a treat – think whistle-stop tours around hidden coves and private bays. Nearly all the snap-worthy spots are tricky to reach by car or foot, so hop on board a boat with your rucksack and drinks and you'll be set for the day.
The big beach
Fill up on sun, sea and sand at waterfront Vathi – this olive grove-backed village is loved by tourists and locals alike. Grab a cheeky ouzo – that's an anise-flavoured aperitif – from a beach bar, before taking your pick from the traditional Grecian restaurants that line the old-fashioned harbourside.
The secret beach
When it comes to rest and recuperation, Pasoumaki Beach hits the spot. This pebble-covered beauty's only ever visited by a handful of people at a time – making it the ideal place to get away from it all. Shops and restaurants are few and far between, so it's best to bring snacks and essentials.
Cheese-lovers will have a field day in the village shops around Meganissi. Local stalls sell creamy sheep and goats cheeses to satisfy any savoury cravings. If you've got a sweet tooth, look out for syrupy baklava to munch on in the bakeries.
Olives are a bit tricky to pack, but it's easy to cram a few bottles of the island's finest wine into your suitcase. The best place to pick up some rich reds and crisp whites is in the village of Katomeri. If you fancy the ferry trip to Lefkas, that's the next best place to source your booze.
Aside from a handful of gift stores scattered around the island, and some spots to pick up jewellery near the village of Spartochori, Meganissi's not the place to spend your shopping bucks. Hop over to Lefkas to get your hands on some designer clothing and accessories.
If the picture of a Greek island holiday has you thinking about red wines, gourmet dinners and Aegean Sea sunsets, you won't be disappointed by Meganissi. Katomeri's the best spot for traditional eats and treats – think fresh oil-drizzled bread and the catch of the day.
Meganissi generally has a kick-back-and-relax feel – it's not the place for a party-til-dawn getaway – but there are still a few spots to dance. Vathi harbour's got a string of restaurants that turn into live music bars in the early hours, so you can let your hair down with a cocktail or two.
From hearty lamb shanks to crackling pork chops, this place knows how to rustle up mouthwatering meat dishes. Pair with a side of risotto and a glass of red for a romantic meal.
Eating moussaka's a rite of passage when you land on a Greek island. Filled with tender minced lamb and veggies and finished with a layer of gooey cheese and egg, this is real comfort food.
For a sweet finish to a meal, you can't go wrong with a baklava or four. Laced with pistachios and almonds, this Greek classic's a firm favourite among locals and tourists – and it goes nicely with an espresso.
If the smell of fresh bread doesn't lure you into a restaurant, salami, cheese and olive plates certainly will. Cured meats from neighbouring Lefkas give the platters a local twist.
No trip to a Greek island's complete without sampling the local seafood. Go for grilled octopus or tuck in to pan-fried cuttlefish. Or, if you're a sushi fan, try tuna tartare and sea bream ceviche.