Vathi (or Port Vathy) is a small port on the North east coast of Meganissi island (or Meganisi) and lies just east of Spartahori. Vathy is a real Ionian jewel, tranquil and beautiful with a really good choice of places to eat and drink; from lovely traditional Greek tavernas to chic Italian Trattorias and relaxed cafe bars. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and bays the waters surrounding Vathi harbour even has a sunken light aeroplane for the adventurous snorkeler to explore!
Vathi harbour (or ‘little Vathi’, to distinguished it from nearby Vathi on the island of Ithaca) has plenty of space to moor your yacht and now also has a great new marina called Odyseas Marina www.odyseasmarina.com The newly built marina at Vathy has lazy lines, power, water and wi-fi and also offers shower, bathroom and laundry facilities, a cafe bar serving great coffee and fantastic cocktails, plus tennis courts but most of all they provide a calm and safe environment and a warm and welcoming smile! You can contact Odyseas Marina on VHF channel 72 or 0030 26450 51084.
Karnayio, or Karnagio immediately to starboard before the entrance to Vathy harbour is a lovely cove with a great taverna. Karnagio taverna has a sturdy catwalk with free berths, lazy lines, water, electricity and showers and ‘George’s’ taverna is a real favourite. The cove is a 5 minute walk into Vathi and, in the height of summer you may want to call ahead to reserve a berth on 0030 26450 51071.
Vathy is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon and evening whilst on your yacht charter in the Greek Ionian. The scenery is beautiful, and the people are some of the friendliest you’ll meet. A 30 minute walk takes you to Katomeri, a fantastic bustling Greek Ionian town with various supermarkets, tavernas and cafes. A slightly shorter walk ends at the nearby beaches of Kapali bay and Abelike bay.