Located south of the holiday island of Lefkas, Meganissi is considered by many to be the best, as well as the biggest and most interesting of the offshore islets in this area of the Ionian Sea.
Meganissi lies about six kilometres south-east of the Lefkas port of Nidri and so attracts plenty of day trippers from it's much larger neighbour.
It is not only visitors on the daily ferries that enjoy the island , it is also popular with long-stay visitors looking for a sleepy Greek island holiday.
Meganissi is one of a cluster of islets that sit between Lefkas and the Greece west coast that includes Skorpios, once the private island of the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis.
Paradoxically, Meganissi means 'large island' in Greek but it measures only 20 sq km while the island's population of around 1,200 mostly living in the three island hamlets of Katomeri, Vathi and Spartohori.
The island has an enticing lacework-like coastline, with many deep and long, fjord-like inlets especially its northern shores and on its rocky and rugged west coast.
A network of dirt tracks and walking paths make most of the beaches walkable from the main ports although many of them are small, isolated and without any tourist facilities.