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Greek Island Hopping: Discover the Ionian Islands

Corfu ● Ionian islands ● Ithaca ● Kefalonia ● Lefkada ● Paxoi ● Zakynthos ● 21 November 2017

The Greek islands are gorgeous, traditional, picturesque and hospitable. And numerous. This last characteristic of the Greek islands makes it impossible to discover them all during your vacation in Greece. However, with the option of the Greek Island Hopping, you can visit more islands while travelling in Greece. Sporades, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Saronic Islands and Ionian Islands are the groups of Greek islands you should definitely visit. Island Hopping in Greece is your best chance to travel between the islands. The distance is short, you can find unbeatable ferry deals to make your journey affordable and the route from one island to another simpler than ever, while during this amazing experience you will discover unexplored islands and beaches that are waiting the off-the-beaten-path travellers. If you want to spend your Greek vacation in the Ionian Islands, we suggest you some combinations that are perfect to explore these beautiful islands.


Zakynthos is characterised by sandy exotic beaches with the Shipwreck Beach being one of the most famous beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. Organised bays, wild nightlife and the rare species of caretta-caretta sea turtle make the vacation in Zakynthos unforgettable. Kefalonia is more authentic than Zakynthos with many untouched traditional villages of Italian style architecture and lush greenery everywhere. It is located just one hour from Zakynthos, so you can easily spend 3 days in Zakynthos and 3 days in Kefalonia.



Vacation in Kefalonia can be combined with a couple of days in the small island of Ithaca, the island of Odysseus. What makes Ithaca unique is its unspoiled landscape with pine trees until the coastline, calm picturesque villages with hospitable people and a relaxing aura, which is ideal for families and couples. Plus, it is a legendary place, the homeland of Odysseus, who was trying to reach it for 10 years, but you can easily travel to Ithaca just taking the ferry in less than one hour from Kefalonia.



If you want to spend some days of peaceful Greek vacation and then have fun in a bigger and more interesting Greek island, you can combine Ithaca with Lefkada. Lefkada is a large island with verdant nature, stunning beaches and a vivid capital, and you can go there also by car from mainland Greece, from Preveza. However, if you prefer the option of Greek Island Hopping, then you can find unbeatable ferry deals from Ithaca to Lefkada to spend a week in Greece full of gorgeous pictures by the sea.



The words are not enough to describe the beauty of Corfu Town, an Italian style jewel that has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its well-preserved architecture, the cobblestone alleys and the atmosphere that travels you back in time. Corfu has also fascinating beaches with turquoise waters and lush greenery. Paxoi is a tiny island in a very close distance to Corfu, which is ideal to relax, enjoy the impressive landscape, stroll around the paved streets of its cozy Chora and sunbathe by the azure waters of its sea.


Where to Stay

Appartment in Corfu, Greece Efi & Sofia Apartments
Efi & Sofia Apartments
Dassia, 49083 Corfu, Greece

Efi & Sofia Apartments is located in Dassia, just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Corfu Port is 10 km away while Corfu International Airport is 14.7 km away.

Hotel in Corfu, Greece Hotel Dalia
Hotel Dalia
National Stadium Square, Garitsa, Corfu Town, 49100 Corfu, Greece

Dalia Hotel is located in Garitsa, Corfu, just a 10-minute walk from Corfu International Airport. The historic centre of Corfu is a 20-minute walk away. Corfu Port is 3 km away.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Sofia's Hotel
Sofia's Hotel
Kalamaki, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Sofia's Hotel is a family run business situated on the main road of Kalamaki, 10 minutes walk from the beach. The historic and picturesque capital of Zakynthos and the main port are at 5 km. Zakynthos International Airport is 3.5 km away.