Just a short hop across the water from its bigger sister, Lefkada, Meganissi is an wonderfully unspoilt island that has a gentle, relaxing pace of life and relatively few tourists.
It covers just 20 square kilometres and is formed much like a flower, with a long stalk to the south and a clutch of petals, forming myriad bays and coves, to the north. Notwithstanding its diminutive size, the island has plenty to offer, with lots of sandy beaches to bask on, sleepy white-washed villages, such as Katomeri or Spartochori, to wander around and lots of good walking paths in the centre of the island.
The two main harbours of Vathi and Spilia are great spots for dining in seafront tavernas, whiling away an hour or two with a drink in hand or setting out on one of the frequent ferry services to Nidri on Lefkada, from where it is possible to take ferries to Ithaka and Kefalonia or visit the Greek mainland by car. All in all an ideal spot both for total repose and for exploring further afield.