"Fabulous and dazzling islands scattered in the Ionian Sea"
THE IONIAN ISLANDS
The Ionian islands are a cluster of fabulous and dazzling islands scattered in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. Their natural beauty, cooler climate, abundant olive groves, cypress trees and lush forested mountains and landscapes, world famous vast sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, cheerful and welcoming inhabitants, their rich cultural heritage in arts and literature… will fascinate you.
Our walking holidays and the itineraries we’ve selected for you are based on the south islands of the Ionian: Lefkada, Ithaki and Kephalonia.
You can combine a walking holiday in one or more of the following islands…and enjoy an experience of a lifetime!
- Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands, north of Zakynthos and south of Lefkada. Much of it is wooded and mountainous with broad summits rising to 1,627m (Mt Ainos). You will love its lush green hills, much photographed pebble and sandy beaches, picturesque villages, sheltered coves, spectacular caves, unprecedented views of the azure waters of the Ionian, delicious local recipies and wine…
- If you are looking for a special exotic place for your holiday, Lefkada (or Lefkas) is the ideal destination for you! Rugged mountains rising to over 1,100m and a scattering of unspoilt villages, whose way of life remains profoundly connected to Lefkada’s ancient traditions and customs, green paths leading to secluded golden beaches with azure, transparent waters, secluded pebbly coves and dramatic white cliffs, are just a few examples of what you will experience during your stay…
- Ithaki (or Ithaca), celebrated as the mythical home of Homer’s Odysseus, where loyal wife Penelope waited patiently, besieged by unsavoury suitors, for Odysseus’ much-delayed homecoming, hasn’t surrendered to touristic development. Paths and trails among olive trees and ancient ruins, Byzantine monasteries and churches, sheer cliffs, arid mountains with splendid views, hidden coves with pebbly beaches, picturesque villages… all promise to make your holiday unforgettable…
“Thank you so much for your wonderful organization from start to finish on our 3 days in Lefkada. George was a kind, patient and excellent guide... What a lovely team you have. Congratulations!”
Denise group, UK
“A downpour during a short hike in the Ithaca hills could have been a downer as we were completely soaked. But the combination of our guide, Daphnie’s planning and unfailing good cheer, along with our mountain village Taverna’s hostess’ hospitality, warming welcome (including glasses of psipouro and dry clothes!!) and wonderful and continuously replenished, traditional Greek dishes, turned this into one of our most memorable evenings ever.”
“Fabulous. Our guide, Daphnie, was superb, being always willing to adjust the itinerary to suit people and/or weather, the walking and scenery is incredible, the hotels ideally located in small seaside towns, and the restaurants recommended for us throughout the holiday gave us a perfect ‘taste of Greece’.”