The Ionian Islands
Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek), Kefallonia, Lefkada, Paxoi, & Kythera which is situated opposite the southern Peloponnese (Laconia). These islands, which are the biggest of the Ionian Sea, constitute the famous Eptanissa (meaning seven islands, epta in Greek means seven). Antipaxi, Ereikoussa, Kalamos, Kastos, Mathraki, Meganissi, Othoni, Skorpios, Strofades are smaller islands of the Ionian Sea.
The temperate climate; the deep and cool sea waters; the mountains; the lush vegetation; the cultural heritage; and the cheerfulness of the inhabitants, make the Ionian Islands the ideal place for a holiday as well as rest and relaxation. What is more, the traits of the Ionian Islands are perfectly combined with a flawless tourism infrastructure, excellent hotel accommodations, restaurants, diving centers, sea sports, cultural events, and a multitude of sights, historic monuments and museums worth visiting. The Ionian islands have a mild and temperate climate which makes them the ideal location for vacation or residence. In winter, the mountains of Central Greece stop the cold northern winds from reaching the islands while, in summer, the heat is tempered by the meltemia, the soft, northwestern winds, and the sea breezes. Due to the air currents prevalent on the Ionian islands, many of the island beaches have developed into internationally acclaimed windsurfing centers.
The beaches! On all of the Ionian Islands there are golden beaches and crystal azure exotic waters like nothing you have ever seen before. Amongst them, allow us to mention the beach of Myrtos on Kefalonia, the beach of Porto Katsiki on Lefkada and the beach of Navagio (shipwreck) on Zakynthos. The Ionian Islands have sea waters as deep as they are refreshing, verdant mountains, a rich cultural heritage and a carefree spirit; the ideal combination for your holidays…
Ithaki, Kefalonia, Kythira, Lefkada, Paxoi, Zakynthos