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Meganisi

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Country  Greece
Lowest elevation  0 m (0 ft)
Postal code  310 83
Area  22.36 km²
Area code  26450
Administrative region  Ionian Islands
Highest elevation  309 m (1,014 ft)
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration  EY
Island group  Ionian Islands
Regional unit  Lefkada
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Meganisi (Greek: Μεγανήσι, literally "big island") is a Greek island and municipality immediately to the east-southeast of the island of Lefkada. The municipality includes the offshore islands of Skorpios (pop. 2 persons) and Sparti. The municipality has an area of 22.356 km2. Its total population was 1,041 at the 2011 census.

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Map of Meganisi, Greece

The island has three villages: the central village of Katomeri (pop. 492) and the ports of Vathy (145) and Spartochori (453 inhabitants). There is also a harbour at Atheni Bay used mainly by fishing boats. Meganisi is connected with Lefkada by a car ferry service from Vathy and Spartochori. Meganisi has a school, a lyceum (middle school), an ATM, churches and a few squares (plateies). The island has no secondary school, so pupils attend the nearby school in Nydri, on Lefkada.

Some researchers, including Wilhelm Dörpfeld estimate that Meganisi was the Homeric island of Krocylea, which was part of Odysseus' kingdom.

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Municipal districts

  • Katomeri
  • Spartochori
  • Vathy
  • Islands

  • Skorpios - private island
  • Sparti
  • References

    Meganisi Wikipedia


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