The Eptanissa or seven island conglomeration is everything beyond your imagination, each island is unique with it´s breathtaking beauty, delightful landscapes and diverse culture. Below you will find a summary of 5 amazing destinations in the Ioanian sea of Greece.
Corfu (Kadounia) – the Venetian masterpiece
Corfu, once a seat of the British High Commissioner during the colonial era, and the biggest of the islands is really beautiful. The town of Corfu offers the best of colonial history, Venetian architecture homes, pristine beaches, old world castles, and colourful alleys with well preserved traditional details dotting the northern side of the island.
You will find the island filled with holiday crowds enjoying singing, musical festivals and art and cultural events. Around Easter in April is the ideal time to visit. If you come to Korfu by boat you arrive at Mandraki, a lovely yacht harbor, overlooked by huge medievl castle walls. The town of Corfu and the northern side of the island provide a variety of accommodation ranging from budget stays to five star resorts.
Paxos – Redefining exclusivity
The Paxos islands has a magnetic beauty, quiet sophistication and a cosmopolitan world view that attracts lifelong admirers. Paxos is an ideal getaway for memorable nights, peaceful stays, leisurely strolls, and quiet beaches. Kick start you vacation by diving in the azure blue waters of Sarakiniko beach in Antipaxos Island; soak in the sun at Voutoumi beach before accessing the small islet of Mogonisi to explore wonderful caves. You can also enjoy evening strolls across the picturesque alleys of Gaio, the capital town of Paxos.
Lefkada Island – Home to world travel award winning beaches
When Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Socrates Onassis bought the lovely island of Skorpios back in the 50´s, Lefkada gained prominence as a world renowned tourist destination. The simplicity of its villages and traditional way of living of the locals untouched by the modern civilization, combined with breathtaking wilderness and pristine beautiful beaches, makes Lefkada unique.
Easily reachable and minutes away from Greece mainland, you can easily reach this paradise by boat. Try the main square of Karia village for its exquisite traditional embroidery.
Kefalonia Island –Turquoise water and fabulous beaches
Kefalonia Island, the favored destination of international celebrities, is immensely attractive not just for its beaches; the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants invites each visitor into a cheerful ambiance. It offers a variety of accommodation options, dining options and tourist spots.
The delightful city of Argostoli, Lixouri is the home town of the famous poet and author Andreas Laskaratos, and the city of of Asso offer some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you want peace and tranquility, the captivating beaches of Platia Ammos, Dafnoudi and Agia Sofia are must-see destinations.
For the gourmet there is plenty of fresh seafood to try with the famous Greek wine Rombola. The exquisite Venetian town of Fiskardo welcomes visitors with its bustling harbour, breathtaking views and well preserved old Venetian lighthouse overlooking the coastline.
Ithaca Island – where a legend lived his life
Ithaca is a peaceful island getaway where legendary King Odysseus settled after his adventurous twenty year journey chronicled in Homer’s Odyssey. Visitors can loose themselves in the tranquil surroundings and serene beaches.
Buildings with traditional architecture are wonderfully preserved and not disturbed by the noisy nightlife or fast food restaurants. Walk through the small historical streets covering the island or swim in turquoise water, Ithaca has it all.
Fantastic climate, exotic beaches, magnificent architecture, turquoise blue sea and cultural heritage make the Islands of the Ionian Sea fabulous destinations for your annual vacation. It is not just the breathtaking beauty of the islands; it is the warmth and hospitality of local inhabitants, great food and culture that make these five amazing destinations rewarding and unforgettable experience for the world traveller.