Beaches Beyond Beautiful…..
Though the islands lie linked in a chain along the west coast of mainland Greece, each has its own distinct landscape and history. Corfu Town holds Parisian-style arcades, Venetian alleyways and Italian-inspired delicacies. Lefkada boasts some of Greece’s finest turquoise-lapped beaches, while Kefallonia is adorned with soaring mountains and vineyards. Paxi’s Italianate harbour villages are impossibly pretty, and soulful Ithaki preserves wild terrain and a sense of myth of Odysseus, Homer’s hero, legend history and a connecting point for spiritual people.
The Ionians hold something new for adventure seekers, food lovers, culture vultures and beach bums alike.
Enjoy unique feel of Ionian life !
Corfu International Airport
Kefalonia International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival at Corfu airport. Our driver will be waiting for the travelers at the airport to take them to the hotel in Corfu for the check in. In the evening there will be a welcome meeting with the group leader. Travelers will receive the detailed agenda and download mobile application of tour.
Travelers will enjoy the sea and sun of Corfu – Free time for leisure and relaxation.
Dinner in a traditional local fish tavern.
They will taste amazing seafood such as octopus, squid, shrimp, mussels, fish roe salad, cod and garlic dip, grilled fresh fish and fantastic fish soup “kakavia”. Of course they will have the chance to taste all these delicacies with iced “ouzo” or “tsipouro” and traditional Greek music.
After the meal travelers will enjoy a wine tasting experience at a cozy wine bar at Liston, the most famous square of Corfu.
After breakfast the travelers will visit Cannon, the Mouse island, the Vlachernon Monastery, the Cathedral and the main square Esplanade, where you will admire the magnificent church of St. Spyridon. Visit to Phaeacian-styled Achilleion Palace, built by Elizabeth “Sissi” Empress of Austria and Hungary, who so admired Greece and its culture that she decided to build an enchanting summer retreat here. Stroll through its Imperial Gardens and enjoy magnificent views of the lush valley and glistening Ionian Sea beyond. Swimming in one of the best beaches of Corfu. Return to hotel and free time.
Food tour. At the evening we will visit Corfu City and will walk in the narrow alleys with traditional souvenir shops. Later they will enjoy this unique journey by a food specialist guide and will acquaint themselves with the Greek Gastronomy between narrow alleys of Corfu (kantounia). The food tour includes tastings of a wide variety of Greek delicacies and of course the famous traditional drinks kumquat and ginger beer.
Free time and overnight.
After breakfast we will start our tour to get to know the beautiful villages of the island. We will visit Paleokastritsa with the Byzantine monastery built at the highest point of the hill overlooking the bay. Swimming in one of the amazing beaches of Paleokastritsa. Returning back we will see Ipsos and Dassia.
Dinner and nightlife experience: At the evening the participants will transferred to famous Old Town of Corfu and they will have a dinner at a traditional restaurant with amazing local dishes.
Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands, famous for its vivid nightlife. It’s a place that never sleeps during summer. After dinner the participants will explore Corfu by night. There are plenty of hot spots that will get you into the mood. Lounge bars are found all around the town, while for loud clubs head to the region of Emporiko, close to the port of the island, which is lined up with all-night clubs. These venues play all kind of music and stay open till the early hours.
Amazing experience!!! Return to the hotel with enthusiasm.
The participants will have the opportunity to visit the islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, which are situated, close to the southern coast of Corfu, and also the famous blue Caves of Paxos. They will swim in the crystal blue waters in Antipaxos and they will enjoy Gaios the traditional village and capital of Paxos.
Cruise star from Corfu port. During our passage, we sailing south along the west coast of Paxos island, enjoying the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches. Then the boat enters the breath taking sea caves, the clear blue waters will leave you speechless. We depart from the caves and soon we arrive at the small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean´s. Here the participants will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of the “Paradise beach”. The excursion returns once again to Paxos. After entering the narrow channel which leads us to the picturesque port of Gaios village, we see a breathtaking view of the two islands Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. We moor close to the center of Gaios village where the participants can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy their lunch at one of the traditional tavernas. During your trip they can enjoy the sun and help themselves to refreshments, which may purchase from the bar.
Return to the hotel late the afternoon with beautiful experiences.
Dinner and free time for an evening on your own terms.
Early morning the travelers will take the ferry to Igoumenitsa and then the road to magical Lefkada the diamond of Ionian Islands. Check in the hotel and free time for leisure and relaxation. Travelers will enjoy the sea and sun of Lefkada .
The dinner will be offered in a local traditional tavern which is located in small village Haradiatika, where the participants will taste Greek delicacies sash as “frigadeli”, “kokoretsi”, “kebap” and local organic wine.
Swimming to the famous Kathisma. After breakfast the participants will transferred to the amazing western Lefkada with some of the most beautiful beaches – famous worldwide. During the route the participants will admire the breathtaking sight of the vast Ionian Sea.
The beaches on the route are the best of Ionian coast: Pefkoulia, Tsoukalades, Agios Nikitas, Mylos kai finally the famous Kathisma. It was once a virtually deserted nudist beach, nowadays one of the island’s most frequented and cosmopolitan. The sea water is wonderful and there the participants will enjoy the sun and sea. Free time for leisure at one of many beach bars or light lunch at one “seafood tavern” with ouzo.
The return journey is through the mountainous interior of the island. Free time for leisure and relaxation.
Wine tasting seminar and nightlife experience: At the evening the participants will transferred to Nidri, a famous cosmopolitan place. Walking tour in Nydri. They will walk along the seafront before having a dinner at a local wine restaurant. where participants will have the opportunity to participate in a wine tasting seminar. A certified wine taster will present the secrets of wine tasting art. An unique and unforgettable experience for the travelers.
They will taste and enjoy 3 different local wines from Lefkada, accompanied by a variety of excellent cheeses and traditional Greek dishes. An unforgettable and unique experience for participants!
Fantastic Daily Cruise. The participants will have a fantastic daily cruise to surrounding islands Skorpios (the island of Onassis), Madouri, Meganisi, Kalamos, Kastos and their beautiful beaches, enjoying the sun and sea. They also visit the unique beaches of Lefkada, Porto Katsiki and Egremni.
Porto Katsiki is the most spectacular of all the island’s beaches. It is the beach featuring in most tourist guides all over the world promoting the beauties of Greece. The dark turquoise waters, clear as a precious stone, make a striking contrast with the towering sugar-white wall of roc behind and the golden stretch of sand. The participants can to enjoy a swimming. Amazing experience !!!
The participants return to Nydri late the afternoon with enthusiasm and unforgettable experiences.
Dinner and free time.
After breakfast the travelers will departure for the southernmost point of Lefkada, the small port of Vasiliki, where they will take the ferry for Kefalonia. Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea with its many alterations in landscapes and its varied natural beauties. The travelers arrive to Fiskardo which is a picturesque and charming place that fascinates all the tourists that arrive in Kefalonia for summer holidays. There the travelers will enjoy a very romantic dinner and then they will departure for the city of Argostoli, check in and overnight.
After breakfast the travelers depart for a tour of the island. Explore the Cave Drogarati a truly fascinating place and breath-taking underground Lake Melissani hopping on a boat and let a guide steer you through the electric-blue waters. Continue the tour depart to the beach of Myrtos . You’ll probably recognize Myrtos Beach as soon as you see it – it’s one of the most photographed beaches in Europe, and had a starring role in the hit film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (as locals will keep reminding you). The beach is made up of smooth white pebbles and crystal clear waters backed by beautiful limestone cliffs. Definitely the best beach on the island.
After a enjoyable swimming the next station is the small picturesque village Assos. The village is built like an amphitheatre around the peninsula, surrounded by pine and cypress trees awaiting the visitor to discover it. Prepare your camera because the scenery is absolutely unique.
Return to the hotel – Free time for leisure and relaxation.
At the evening the participants spend the time in Argostoli City. The heart of the city is beating in “Lithostroto” a wonderful pedestrian street in the heart of the city, which incorporates the major shopping pulse of the capital city. Here the travelers will also find enough cafes, tavernas, restaurants and bars to relax or party and have a nice dinner with local delicacies.
After breakfast the travelers visit Sami which is located on the east side of Kefalonia and is 22km away from the islands capital, Argostoli. Sami is the main but not the only port of the island. From there the participants take the ferry and arrive to Ithaca, home of Homer`s hero Odysseus, legend history and a connecting point for spiritual people.
This lush green island is surrounded by crystal water and has wonderful coves around its coastline. Ithaca is a place for total relaxation at the sea with the blue green water. Filiatro is one of most beautiful beaches in Ithaca and there the participants enjoy a beautiful swimming. Before leaving Ithaca, they will visit the main sightseeing in island, the Monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa, located on top of a mount with breathtaking view to the Ionian Sea.
Back to the hotel in Argostoli. Dinner and free time.
After breakfast the participants departure for return flight. They experienced amazing holidays in magical Ionian Islands. They enjoyed the sun and the sea and also, Greek wines and Greek gastronomy and they gained extraordinary experiences of Greek music and famous nightlife.
Exploring Ionian Islands in a new way….Don’t just visit Greece. Ι have only one complaint. Why did the tour not include Zakynthos?
Unforgettable experiences, very organized tour with excellent tour guides! Ionian Islands are the best destination for holidays ….Thank you!!
Ionian Islands tour was awesome !! V-travel have everything organized, well planned! Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Kefalonia were absolutely stunning.
“Seeing the Greek islands for the first time was amazing! Gregory was such an awesome tour guide. He was really good at recommending different activities for us to do in our free time, and his food suggestions were always well received! The tour was well organized and the accommodation was very nice. I am in love with…Greece!!!”