The best beaches in the Ionian islands
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The best beaches in the Ionian islands

Corfu ● Ionian islands ● Kefalonia ● Lefkada ● Zakynthos ● 11 August 2017
 

Ionian Islands are famous for their long, sandy beaches with their emerald waters surrounded by lush greenery. The beaches in the Ionian Islands are endless, some of them organised and some of them secluded offering you peace and privacy. These are the top of the top beaches in the Ionian Islands that will impress you with their natural beauty, their soft sand and their crystalline waters.


Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos

The Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos is considered among the best beaches worldwide. It is an exposed sandy cove, which owes its name to the wreck of a ship called Panagiotis that is believed to have been a smugglers ship. The area of the beach attracts thousands of tourists yearly, but you can access it only by boat. This popular site is also a famous base jumping location. The beauty of the landscape, the colour of the waters and the combination of the golden sand with the shipwreck create a picture that is a trademark of Greece.


Myrtos, Kefalonia

Myrtos is one of the most famous beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a long coast with white sand and turquoise waters surrounded by steep cliffs. It is partly organised, but in the summer, it gets very crowded. The best way to visit it is to stay in Fiskardo, a nearby wonderful and traditional village, and then, explore this amazing beach on a weekday and not during the weekends.


Porto Katsiki, Lefkada

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada is considered among the 6 best beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. White sand, impressive waters and the imposing cliff above the cove create a picture that looks like an astonishingly beautiful painting.


Platia Ammos, Kefalonia

If you are a fan of adventure, Platia Ammos can provide you with unforgettable moments. A few years ago, it was accessible only by boat, and now, it can be reached through climbing down 280 steps. However, its stunning natural beauty makes this secluded bay a spot that you should definitely visit in Kefalonia.


Egremni, Lefkada

With remarkably blue and clear waters, surrounded by white, impressive cliffs, the long sandy beach of Egremni is considered the best in the island of Lefkada as well as one of the best in the Ionian Islands.


Gialiskari, Corfu

Gialiskari is a secluded bay, although it is located close to Corfu Town (15 km). The beach is small but partly organised, and the rocks behind it offer shade. The setting is tropical with blue crystalline waters and picturesque green mountains around the area. There are also water sports in Gialiskari for the lovers of the adventure.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Kefalonia, Greece Aggelos Hotel
Aggelos Hotel
11, Ioannou Metaxa str., Argostoli, 28100 Kefalonia, Greece

Aggelos Hotel is located on the main beach road of Argostoli town, the historic and picturesque capital of Kefalonia. Kefalonia International airport is at 9 km. Port Pesada connecting Kefalonia and Zakynthos with a summer ferry service is 12 km away, while Poros Port is 40 km away.

Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Ionian Aura
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Ionian Aura
Tsilivi, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Ionian Aura is located in the small village of Tsilivi, approximately a 10-minute walk from the sandy beach. Zakynthos town and port is 6 km away. Zakynthos International Airport is 10 km away.

Hostel in Corfu, Greece Angelica's Backpacker's Hostel
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Angelica's Backpacker's Hostel
Agios Ioannis, Karousades, 49031 Corfu, Greece

Angelica's Backpacker's Hostel is located in Agios Ioannis, Kourasades, approximately a 15-minute walk from the organised beach of Sidari. Corfu Town and Port is 35 km away. Corfu International Airport is 40 km away.


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