5+1 Wonderful Islands in the Ionian Sea – It is well known that there are many beautiful islands in Greece. The green and crystal clear waters, the food, and the history and tradition become an attraction for millions of tourists. They are transformed into shelters of famous personalities and not, and locals’ simplicity and warmth remain etched in your memory.
In this article,we distinguish 6 wonderful islands – Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaki, Kefalonia, and Zakynthos – all in the Ionian Sea. Let’s see what to do:
We won’t get tired of saying it! Corfu is a beautiful destination that accepts thousands of visitors every year. The crystal clear waters, golden sandy beaches, and green hills are ideal for nature lovers while the picturesque alleys travel you to other times – those of kings, nobles, and knights.
Corfu is perfect for various activities such as water skiing and diving at the beaches of Agios Georgios Pangos, Ermones, Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, and Myrtiotissa.
Ride on the beautiful routes of Gouvia and Avlaki and indulge in the hike on the trails Corfiot, Hermits and Mount Pantokrator.
If you like history and sights, you will see archaeological sites that dominate over Corfu’s port, such as the Old and New Fortress, the wine museum as well as the male monastery of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Paleokastritsa.
Explore the villages of St. Stefanos, Kaminaki and Kalami and have fun in the coastal village of Kavos, located just 1 hour away from the capital. See here the travel guide to Kavos.
Paxi (or Paxoi)
Paxi (or Paxoi) is an ideal island for quiet and quality holidays. The colors and architecture of the shops and houses, the picturesque squares, the bars, and the deep blue of the sea will be unforgettable.
Take a walk in Gaios, the capital and main port of the island, and visit the Venetian castle, the English Governorate, and the museum.
Explore the unique beauties of the island by boat and make a stop for diving on the beautiful beaches that made Paxi (or Paxoi) so famous.
Enjoy the Greek cuisine in the dozens of restaurants, fish taverns and cafes in the picturesque port of the island.
Beaches, food, horse riding, sailing, diving, and so much more create the perfect recipe for the perfect holidays. The cosmopolitan Lefkada draws you into its magical world, wanting to show you that it is worthy of being one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.
Take your dips in the blue waters of Kathisma, Egremni and Porto Katsiki and set sail to explore four paradises – Prigkiponisa, Meganisi, Kalamos, and Kastos.
At the entrance of the island Gyra, you will find the castle of St. Mavras, while in St. Nikitas, you will enjoy unique Greek flavors and have fun until dawn with DJs’ musical choices.
Odysseus’ Island! Its beaches and attractions create a magical place and make your trip unforgettable. After all, it is no coincidence that it was Onassis’ favourite resort and of other famous personalities.
Visit Kioni, where you will find yourself in the 16th century, a traditional settlement built amphitheatrically, and admire the menhir attractions located in the medieval village of Anogi (the most important is Arachlis).
Enjoy your food and take your walks in the shops in Vathi, the charming capital.
Make a stop at the monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa, located in the most beautiful spot of the island, Mount Niritos.
Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea and one of the most popular tourist destinations. A destination with tradition and history, elegant entertainment venues and countless, unique beaches.
In cosmopolitan Argostoli, capital of the island, explore the ancient city of Krani with the Cyclopean Walls, walk to the Cobblestone and along the waterfront.
Relax on the beaches of Myrtos, Skala, and Makris Gialos, famous for their green and turquoise waters. Enter the boat and experience the beauty of Melissani cave and solve the mystery with the sinkholes in Fanari (unique geological phenomenon).
Discover the villages Assos and Fiscardo, both favorite destinations of famous and non-famous personalities.
Zakynthos is a beautiful island and is characterized the “Flower of the East”. The places Marathonisi, Agios Sostis, and shipwreck, among others, create the best holidays. Check here the ultimate guide to have a fantastic time.
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