Meganisi (island)  

Meganisi (island) - Lefkada (Greece)

Meganisi. The word ‘Meganisi’ is derived from the Greek words Mega (=large) and Nisi (=island). Is Meganisi a big island? The answer is no. Meganisi is a 20 km2 large island southeast of Lefkada, it is the largest of the islands that lie between Lefkada and the Greek mainland (Prefecture Aetoloakarnania). On Meganisi there are three villages: Katomeri (traditional village in the east), Vathy (fishing village in a deep bay, very popular among sailors) and Spartochori (traditional hill village with narrow streets and traditional cottages). On the island live 1000 permanent residents.

Meganisi is a very green, mountainous island. The highest peak is 301 meters. The north of the island has less steep mountains, here are all the beaches of Meganisi. One of the most famous sights on the island is the cave of Papanikolis. This cave was in World War II, the shelter of a submarine which played a major role in the resistance against the Germans.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee

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Meganisi island near Lefkada island - Photo 31 - Photo JustGreece.com Agios Nikitas - Lefkada Island -  Photo 6 - Photo JustGreece.com Papanikolis cave - Meganisi island near Lefkada island - Photo 25 - Photo JustGreece.com Syvota - Lefkada Island -  Photo 13 - Photo JustGreece.com Island of Formekula near Lefkada - Greece - Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com View to Englouvi - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo JustGreece.com Vassiliki - Lefkada Island -  Photo 29 - Photo JustGreece.com Lefkada town Photo 68 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo JustGreece.com Vathy - Meganisi island near Lefkada island - Photo 48 - Photo JustGreece.com beach Nidri (Nydri) Photo 2 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo JustGreece.com

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Average temperature Meganisi (island)
January
11.5°C
February
11.5°C
March
12.9°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.3°C
July
25.5°C
August
25.9°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.7°C
November
15.7°C
December
12.8°C

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