Travel in Ionian Islands
It is the northernmost archipelago in western Greece. It stretches along the coast of Epirus, to the gates of Albania, to the southeast of the "heel" of the Italian boot.
Seven main islands constitute it, hence its Greek name of Heptanesi (in Greek Επτάνησα: seven islands). From north to south: Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zante, and, oddly enough… Kythera, yet located in the south of the Peloponnese. Densely forested, the Ionian Islands contrast with the tourist image of the Greek Aegean island with its sparse vegetation, its villages with white houses and blue shutters that the island of Kythera is the only one to partially display.
Olive groves dotted with cypress trees adjoin flower gardens where lemon trees bend under the weight of their fruit, while in forgotten valleys the scrubland is luxuriant. All of this is a sign of heavy winter precipitation. Add the spectacle of limestone or sandstone cliffs directly above coves and beaches, some of which benefit from the benevolent shade of olive trees, and the frame of your vacation photos is self-evident. Discover Corfu, Paxos during our various guided or self-guided hiking programs.
With its landscapes eyeing the Cyclades, while keeping its Ionian island soul, Kythera will charm you when you discover it for a guided hike or self-drive.
Famous for the warm welcome of its inhabitants and for their long-lived musical traditions, the Ionian Islands are not stingy with archaeological riches in the museums of Corfu or Kythera. As for the four centuries of Venetian occupation, without forgetting the French and British presence in the 19th century, they led to the classification of the city of Kerkyra - the Greek toponym of Corfu - by UNESCO. You will love strolling through its colorful streets where a delicate Venetian perfume floats.