The Ionian Islands are situated in the Northwest of Greece and extend to nearby Albania. A holiday on the Ionian Islands is a holiday in one of the lushest regions of Greece. On many Ionian Islands the Italian or Venetian influence is undeniable. Every single one of the islands has lush green countryside and many of the best beaches are also situated in this region.
Furthermore, the Ionian Islands are a paradise for those who love sailing or wind-surfing. The sea is usually calm, there are countless deserted bays where you can anchor, and the entire infra-structure is perfectly geared towards boat-orientated holidays. For this reason many providers of sailing holidays use the Ionian Islands for their sailing holiday offers. You won’t need a sailing certificate as you are sailing in groups from one island to the next which allows you to enjoy the beauty of them all.
Many of the Ionian Islands are directly served by international airports. For those who want a holiday on Corfu, Lefkada, Kephallonia and Zakynthos, the journey is easy as all of these islands have international airports. Minor Greek islands like Paxos, Meganisi and Ithaka are easily accessible by ferry. Corfu and Zakynthos are by far the best-developed islands for tourism and consequently offer a variety of places to stay. Each one of the Ionian Islands has secluded areas, but those who want to avoid noisy tourist parties altogether are well advised to choose one of the islands that are only accessible by ferry. Paxos (with Anti-Paxos) and Ithaca have it all: wild and romantic scenery combined with a reasonable degree of tourist infrastructure making sure that even those who want to stay a bit longer won’t get bored in the evening.