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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

Hotel in Lefkada, Greece Althea Studios
Althea Studios
Agios Nikitas, 31100 Lefkada, Greece

Althea Studios is located in the village of Agios Nikitas, just a 4-minute drive from the very popular beach of Kathisma. Lefkada town is 13 km away.

Studio in Zakynthos, Greece Studios Keri
Studios Keri
Limni Keriou (Lake Keri), 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

Being located in a beautiful, quiet area near Lake Keri (Limni Keriou), the family run Keri Studios offer accommodation in fully equipped, bright and comfortable studios at competitive prices. The main road of Lake Keri village with many shops, traditional taverns with sea food and the organised beach can be reached within a 15-minute walk. Zakynthos international airport is at 15 km, while the main port in Zakynthos town (Chora) is at 16 km. The property offers a shuttle service to/from the airport at an additional cost.

Hotel & Appartment in Kefalonia, Greece Filoxenia Hotel & Apartments
Filoxenia Hotel & Apartments
Poros, 28086 Kefalonia, Greece

Filoxenia Hotel & Apartments is located in Poros, a beautiful sea-side village set on the east coast of Kefalonia. The distance from Poros Port, connecting Kefalonia with Killini Port in Peloponnese, is 2 km. Kefalonia International airport is at 38 km, while Pesada port is 30 km away. Argostoli, the historical capital of Kefalonia, is at 40 km.