Ionian Islands

Emerald waters and favourable winds

Welcome to the Ionian Islands, a chain of isles off the west coast of Greece that combines Italian flair, Parisian style and unmistakably Greek hospitality. A palette of ever-changing blues and greens, dotted with jewels of emerald and sapphire. From cosmopolitan Corfu to beach-blessed Zakynthos and Kefalonia, destinations whose glowing reputations precede them but with stories still untold: film-set architecture, the nesting site of the Caretta- Caretta sea turtle and award-winning wine-makers. And then on to the hidden gems of Paxi and Meganisi, the watersports of Lefkada and the poetic beauty of Ithaca.

The sapphire waters of the Ionian Sea welcome you to paradise of Kefalonia, Corfu, Zante, Lefkada, Ithaca, and Paxi. All of these holiday destinations are wonderful. The major islands of the Ionian lived for centuries under Venetian rule and it shows in their castles and churches. Carpeted with olive trees, pines and vineyards, they are fertile and green, a stunning setting for their award-winning white-sand beaches and peacock-blue waters. Their hospitable citizens have an extra music gene.

The Ionian Islands are a paradise for sailing and cruising. Get ready to explore a land of beauty, history and culture!