Ionian

Island hopping – Ionian islands

Destination airport (From many European airports from April to October)
Corfu – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Mix of Ionian islands from the whole list.
Preveza/Lefkada – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Island mix from the whole list, optionally add a sail week through the smaller islands.
Zakynthos – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
Island mix from the whole list, optionally add a sail week through the smaller islands.

You can mix your personal island hopping tour…

Experience island hopping on the favorite islands or mix your tour with sailing through smaller islands. (“Open jaw flights” are possible, for example, outbound flight to Lefkada/Preveza with return flight from Zakynthos). Decide what is the best for you, and mix the desired hotels with sailing, days for relaxation or adventures and the duration of your stay.

Individual island hopping

IMPORTANT: Before clicking on Request below, please read some important tips that will help you mix your tour:

  • By clicking on Request the travel request form will open
  • After entering the travel period, a list with the approximate prices will appear
  • You will learn about possible island combinations, by clicking on the red markers on the map
  • The blue question marks will provide you with further information about island and hotel selection
  • Choosing an hotel is only possible after having chosen an island

In case you are not yet familiar with Ionian or mix island hopping for the first time:

  • Click on Popular island combinations above
  • Read the information given there and proceed by clicking on Request

Create your own tour: Get more information about ‘Popular island combinations’ or directly click on ‘Request’ to mix your personal tour.

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Popular island combinations


If you cannot answer the following questions yet:

Which islands to choose? Which beaches? Which regions?

Then you may want to take a look at the most popular and recommendable combinations for 14 days:

Outbound flight to Lefkada/Preveza, then on to Ithaca and Kefalonia, and return flight from Zakynthos
(or vice versa)

  • Spectacular beaches with an undeniable beauty
  • Enjoyable lifestyle, picturesque villages and friendly hosts
  • Natural mountain landscapes, wide beaches and cypresses will be part of this beatiful painting

Outbound flight to Peloponnese, then on to Zakynthos and Kefalonia, and return flight from Lefkada/Preveza
(or vice versa)

  • Include Olympic sites and the discover of the myth of the ancient Hellas

Outbound flight to Corfu, beautiful coastal towns, and return flight from Lefkada/Preveza or Zakynthos

  • Follow the tracks of empress Sissi and discover the Mediterranean nature
  • Long sand beaches & dream-like bays contrasting with luxurious, green mountains
  • Pursue the tracks of the myths & legends of Necropolis and Nicopolis (“City of Victory”)
  • Natural spectacle Zagori and terrific mountain landscapes

Outbound flight to Lefkada with sail week and return flight from Zakynthos
(and vice versa)

  • You will have your own cabin on a yacht and get to see fantastic, tiny islands
  • Sailing tips from the skipper and typical Mediterranean evenings in the beach taverns
  • Experience what Lefkada or/and Zakynthos have to offer, before or after sailing
  • From mid-May to September, always from Saturday to Friday (or vice versa)

Choose, what is important to you: Please click on Request to start mixing your personal tour.

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Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands benefit of a temperate climate, seawaters as deep as refreshing, verdant mountains, a rich cultural heritage and a carefree spirit. They offer ideal combination possibilities for your holidays during which you will be able to enjoy 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.

Once part of the Greek mainland, the Ionian Islands were torn away when part of the terrain sank due to the seismic activity along the Ionian Sea’s coastline. This led to the formation of the area’s rugged shores, the hauntingly beautiful beaches and imposing mountains that used to be part of the Pindos Mountain Range across the Greek mainland. It is also responsible for the sea depth in the area, reaching 4,406 m., registered as the deepest in the Mediterranean.

Its mild, temperate climate make of the archipelgo the ideal choice for vacation or permanent stay. In the wintertime, the mainland’s mountains dim the strong northern winds blowing in the direction of the islands while the hot summer weather is tempered by the mild northwestern meltemia winds and the sea breeze. The air currents of the area have turned many of the Ionian Islands’ beaches into worldwide known destinations for windsurfing.

 

Corfu

CorfuCosmopolitan Kerkyra is probably the best known Ionian island and one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations. It attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists annually and is an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration. Its enormous cultural heritage, combined with its natural beauty, ideal climate, inviting beaches, and noteworthy sights make it a prestigious and attractive destination for Greek and foreign visitors alike.

Mythology has it that when Poseidon fell in love with Korkyra, Aesopos’ daughter, he retreated with her to this island and named it after her. Kerkyra is known abroad as Corfu because of the island’s two acropolises [perched on two hilltops (corfés in Greek)] within the city of Kerkyra.

 

Paxi

PaxiCultural village of Europe for the year 2004, Paxi has all that you need for a quiet, memorable vacation: fjord-shaped beaches, small underwater coves, green hills with olive trees, imposing cliffs, sea caves and particularly interesting hewn stone cisterns dotting the island. Its small size invites the visitor to explore it from end to end on foot.

Tradition has it that Paxi used to be part of Corfu Island until Poseidon tore it apart with his trident so that he may have a secluded spot to enjoy the company of his beloved Amfitriti.

 

 

Lefkada

LefkadaLefkada or Leucas Island is surrounded by a total of 24 islets – Aristotle Onassis’ Skorpios being one of them. It connects to the opposite coast of Central Greece via a floating swing bridge. On Lefkada you will find noteworthy sights, churches and monasteries, picturesque villages, lush vegetation, idyllic coves of turquoise waters, busy and secluded beaches of stunning beauty, a significant cultural heritage and hospitable locals.

Up until the 6th c. BC, Lefkada was part of the Akarnania coastline. It owes its name to Lefkata, the cape with the towering rugged white cliffs on the island’s southern tip.

 

 

Kefalonia

KefaloniaMagnificent scenery, amazing beaches, a rich cultural heritage, great monuments, mountains, castles, distant monasteries and the cheerful, hospitable people are the treasures that have turned Kefalonia Island (or Cephallonia) into one of the most attractive destinations.

It is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea, at the outlet of Patraikos Bay, between Zakynthos and Lefkada, endowed with a splendid natural beauty and diverse geological formations, countless coves and lush vegetation. The mountain Aenos (National Park since 1962) looks very impressive from far away.

 

Ithaca

Worldwide famous as the home of Odysseus, Ithaca symbolises the return to the haven, the discovery and the fulfillment. Despite its proximity to Kefalonia it is much more peaceful, quiet and undiscovered from it, thus being an ideal place for alternative activities and a holiday living up to the standards of the most demanding ones amongst us.

Zakynthos

ZakynthosZakynthos is a green island with fertile fields and a temperate climate. What makes it very interesting is the ever-changing countryside that has resulted in different types of beaches. On the island’s southeastern part you will find sheltered coves with sandy beaches of deep blue waters. However, if rugged cliffs and an interesting underwater world are to your liking, you should prefer the western part of the island.

The Venetians, who ruled Zakynthos from 1484 until 1797, called the island “Fioro di Levante” (flower of the East) as there are over 7,000 species of flowers on Zakynthos. The third largest island of the Ionian Sea, after Corfu and Kefalonia, is internationally known by the name of Zante.

Peloponnese

PeloponneseEscape to the Peloponnese, where Myth meets history. Monuments from every period of the eventful history, great archeological sites, such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tiryns, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Byzantine churches, unique villages and alluring castles amidst stunning natural beauty, mountains and forest, rivers and caves, make this part of Greek land ideal for holidays, touring, sports and culture. Not to mention that the Peloponnese is surrounded by the Greek sea, with lovely beaches, sandy and smooth coasts on the west – rocky and lacy on the east.