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Exotic beaches, turquoise waters

The Ionian islands offer a natural greenery not seen in the other island groups of Greece along with a wealth of historical sites to satisfy the most demanding cultural traveller.

All of the Ionian Islands are splendid! Islands with castles and beautiful towns with fabulous buildings and museums with unique Venetian architecture. Olive groves and pine trees reaching the water and many scenic and beautiful coves for relaxing and swimming many only accessible by boat for an exclusive, private experience.

Explore amazing Corfu

Corfu is the second largest island in the Ionian group, after Kefalonia, and has plenty to offer its visitors, being one of the rare destinations that caters for all ages and tastes. This beautiful island is full of contrasts, ranging from traditional fishing villages to modern holiday resorts, coupled with an amazing wildlife, lush green hills, towering mountains, clear blue seas, pure white sands, endless olive groves and colourful wild flowers.

The island of Corfu has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character. Apart from some wonderful beaches, Corfu Old Town is the highlight of the island, with its characteristic Venetian style. Corfu can be nicely combined for holidays with other Ionian islands, such as Paxi.

The caves of Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian sea, a fascinating destination, with its infinite variety of the natural surroundings. Sea, mountain, and small, green plains are harmoniously combined together.

Thick forests cloak the rugged limestone landscape while its golden beaches are among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. The heavy winter rains make this one of the greenest and lushest of islands. Kefalonia reveals to visitors a glimpse of paradise at every turn, from the traditional village of Fiskardo to the fascinating villages of Livatho. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place with a port that receives many yachts every summer. The capital and main port of Cephalonia since 1757 is Argostoli, built on the inner coast of its peninsula.

Kefalonia is perhaps the only island where one can encounter such fantastic natural phenomena from the caves of Drogarati and Melissani to Katavothres (swallow-holes).

Zakynthos: The flower of the east

Zakynthos is the most southerly of the Ionian islands. Because of its beauty, the Venetians, who ruled the island for many years, nicknamed the island "Flower of the East".

Its landscape varies, as the west is dominated by mountains, while the east features picturesque bays and fantastic beaches. The visitor here will swim in splendid sandy beaches, like the famous Shipwreck beach, one of the best and most photographed in the world.

There is also a unique chance to see endangered wildlife, like the Caretta Caretta turtles or Monk seals, while a visit to the impressive monasteries and churches with fine frescos and icons, may prove unforgettable. Its capital town is amphitheatrically built up to the hill of Bohali and has a quaint old style charm.

The blue flag beaches of Lefkas

Lefkada amazes visitors with the exotic blue colour of its beaches. Called by many "the Carribean of Greece", this island is a very popular summer resort with many things to offer its visitors. Parties for the youths, excellent spots for windsurfers, organized watersports, quiet spots for relaxation, and plenty of sightseeing.

Lefkada is green and mountainous, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The neighbouring islands can be visited by boat, as well as the famous –but private- Scorpio, Onassis' island. Visitors will find both sandy and pebbled beaches, some of them quiet, others more suited to people who want to have fun and party.

On the western coast of the island, its beaches stand out for the wonderful colour and the impressive landscape, particularly Porto Katsiki, Egremni and Kathisma.