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Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

1. Nydri: Island-hopping Boat Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Swim in beautiful bays and eat authentic Greek food with drinks on this cruise to the islands of Lefkada and Meganisi from Nidri. See Giovanni's cave and have some free time to explore the village of Spartochori. Depart from the port of Nidri and sail into the historic Papanikolis cave. Head to Giovanni's cave where you can jump in the crystal waters. Continue to Spartochori, a traditional Greek village on Meganisi island. Take some free time to walk around or enjoy a coffee before boarding the boat to Lakka beach. Savor a real Greek lunch served with cool drinks. Go to a swimming spot by the mysterious private island of Scorpio before heading back to Nydri port.

Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

2. Lefkada Forgotten Islands: Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

The cruise departs from Nidri harbour on the east coast of Lefkada island. Relax on your own on board sunbed as you cruise down the Meganisi channel in the morning sun, visiting first the famous Cave of Papanikolis on Meganisi.  Next stop is the deserted island of Formikula, in the middle of crystal clear waters, the perfect place for a morning swim. You then move on to the island of Kastos, where the boat will anchor in the picturesque harbourside village. There is a beautiful old church to visit and alleyways of traditional stone built houses. Departing the village, the group moves a short way along the coast to the remote beach of Limni. There is time here for guests to have a swim - and the waters at Limni beach are perfect for snorkeling.  A freshly prepared buffet lunch is served on-board. There is rice salad, Greek salad with feta cheese, meatballs, chicken fillet, pasta salad, tzatziki…all served with local Lefkadan wine and soft drinks. After lunch, you move on to the island of Kalamos. Kalamos island is almost entirely covered with forest and has some of the most spectacular beaches in the region. After, head towards the third and fourth swimming stops, the beaches of Asproyiali and Skorpios.

From Nidri: Group Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

3. From Nidri: Group Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch

The Marine Adventure cruise takes you to the best snorkel sites on the east coast of Lefkada and Meganisi island, from seagrass meadows to exciting underwater caves. Learn about the local marine wildlife - above and below the water - and use our on-board species guides and materials to record your sightings. There are fun activities for children too. A BBQ lunch with wine and soft drinks is included, plus high-quality snorkel masks and flippers in adults and childrens sizes.

Nydri: Full-Day Wooden Boat Cruise with BBQ & Drinks

4. Nydri: Full-Day Wooden Boat Cruise with BBQ & Drinks

Board Odysseia, a traditionally-styled wooden boat, at the port of Nydri with a Greek family crew. See the islands of Meganisi and Lefkada, swim at Papanikolis and Skorpios, and enjoy a Greek feast with fresh meats, vegetables, and fruit, while you soak up the sun in Mediterranean paradise.Learn about the history of Greek wooden boats and explore the grand deck of Odysseia while the crew hoists the 45 square-meter sail and sets off. Help yourself to seasonal fruit and ouzo with olives as you take in the scenery of the sea and islands.Your first stop is for a swim at the cave of Papanikolis, one of the biggest marine caves of Europe. Stretch your legs at the old fishing village of Spartochori on the island of Meganisi and take a guided tour of the village and local church.Next up is Klimaki, a secluded beach on the island of Lefkada. Grab some complimentary parasols, snorkeling gear, and beach toys from the crew so you can relax and splash around to your heart’s content.While you’re enjoying the crystal waters and soft sands, the crew will prepare a delicious meat and vegetarian barbecue using exclusively local products. Treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat spread with accompanying wine and soft drinks.Cruise in front of Skorpios, Jackie Kennedy’s famous private island, and see why the world’s rich and powerful choose this area as their personal paradise. Stop here for one last swim before heading back to Nydri on a different route, past the uninhabited island of Madouri and the Prince’s Islands.

From Lefkada: Half-Day Kayak Tour to Meganisi Island

5. From Lefkada: Half-Day Kayak Tour to Meganisi Island

Spend half a day kayaking around Lekfaka and Meganisi Islands on a guided tour. Explore the hidden Blue Cave, eat lunch on the sandy beach at Agios Ioannis, and snorkel in the clear Mediterranean waters. Your journey begins at the picturesque beach of Mikros Gialos. Jump in your kayak and head southeast along the coast. As you paddle towards Meganisi Island, hear about the area's history and geological makeup from your local guide. When you spot a secluded beach, stop paddling and gear up for snorkeling. Swim in the crystal clear waters with the colorful bright red starfish before hopping back in your kayak. Land at the beach of Agios Ioannis. Go for a swim in the refreshing water, sunbathe on the sandy beach, and enjoy a delicious Mediterranean lunch. After your meal, head back to Mikros Gialos. Along the way, stop to explore the Blue Cave via a secret entrance.

Meganisi: Half-Day Guided SUP Tour to Nisída Thiliá Island

6. Meganisi: Half-Day Guided SUP Tour to Nisída Thiliá Island

Swim in the turquoise waters of Nisída Thiliá on this on this guided standup paddleboard tour from Roka Beach in Meganisi. Keep your energy up with refreshments like tea, coffee, juice and biscuits along the way. Ensure your things stay dry with the included dry bag.  Start your adventure at Roka beach and cruise along the island's north pine tree studded coastline at a relaxed pace. Pass through coves with crystal-clear water and spectacular rocky formations as you go.  Land at the stunning uninhabited island of Nisída Thiliá. Have free time to take a refreshing dip in the sea or soak up some sun on the beach. Relax with a light Mediterranean meal and fresh fruits. Return to the starting point at Roka beach.

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What people are saying about Meganisi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Wonderful day on the boat for families, couples or singletons too. We have truly enjoyed exploring the islands this way but what really made it great was the experienced and friendly crew who made sure everyone on board had the best time! Seating was comfortable and we felt everyone had plenty of space on board. There were many opportunities to cool down in the sea and swim in beautiful cave and beaches. Lunch was excellent - freshly prepared and delicious traditional Greek food. All in all great value for money. I am glad we chose Papanikolis Boat!

Good experience! first of all the boat was not too big, we were 15/18 people on board, which I appreciated! Gaia and Filippo are kind and nice, always ready to help you or answer any questions. We took baths in different places, one more beautiful than the other, among the fish, with some starfish and a moray! They provided them with masks and fins, of excellent quality. Lunch is also excellent and abundant. I recommend it

Hreat day trip with friendly family hosts. Not overcrowded and felt relaxed throughout the trip. Lovely stops at some nice beaches with plenty of time to swim and take in the atmosphere. Very nice lunch (remember to tell them if you’re veggie in advance, they’ll be happy to cater for you. Water and drinks offered throughout. Highly recommended :)

Extremely enjoyable experience, everything about this cruise both me and my partner loved!! Would 100% recommend especially if you love swimming and snorkelling with fishes!!

We had a great day on this tour! The crew were fantastic, so nice and helpful. The places we went were beautiful, lunch was great!