Welcome to Ionian Islands

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. Zakynthos has sea caves and waters teeming with turtles, and Kythira offers alluring off-the-beaten-track walks. The Ionians hold something new for adventure seekers, food lovers, culture vultures and beach bums alike.

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$35.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Zakynthos Shipwreck Beach Excursion

This half-day excursion begins first thing in the morning with a pick-up at your resort or a designated location. Your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to the beautiful bay of St. Nicholas, where you will meet the boat and friendly captain. From there, it is a 45 minute journey to the famous Shipwreck Beach, where you will stay for about an hour. You can see the huge boat that ran aground here in 1980, and of course swim in the sparkling, crystal clear water.On the way back you will get to see the famous Blue Caves, with an extra stop for swimming.  There will be plenty of time for photos. The excursion finishes off with a lunch stop in a traditional mountain tavern (not included in the price).

$67.93 Private & Custom Tours

Corfu in a Day Private Custom Tour with Guided Option

Choose between a half- or full-day tour, either with or without a professional guide, and spend your day in Corfu visiting the cultural, historical and natural landmarks that interest you the most. When booking your tour, make a note of the attractions and activities you would like to see and do, so that the logistics can be arranged in advance.On the day of your tour, meet your driver and guide (if option selected) at your Corfu hotel, and then set off in a premium, air-conditioned vehicle. Transport is included, but all meals and entrance fees are at your own expense.See the Itinerary for a sample half-day tour.

$33.17 Day Trips & Excursions

Turtle Spotting Cruise in Zakynthos

You will be taken by air conditioned coach to Agios Sostis, here you will meet our boat and friendly captain. Firstly, you will cruise the beautiful southern bay of Laganas and spend time trying to spot the amazing Loggerhead Turtles swimming in their natural habitat. Then head over to Marathonisi (Turtle Island) and the Keri Caves enjoying the wonderful coastline along the way.  The captain will make stops for swimming, so you can enjoy a dip in the stunning waters. This is an informative and educational excursion and is ideal for all the family to enjoy.Drinks, snacks and ice cream can be purchased on board.

$47.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Corfu Shore Excursion and City Tour with Balcony of the Gods

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Paleokastritsa Beach, Paleokastritsa, Corfu, Ionian IslandsFree time for walk, swim or optional boat trip to the caves (ticket not included). Customers may also visit Paleokastritsa Monastery instead.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Paleokastritsa Monastery, Corfu, Ionian IslandsOptional walk uphill to the Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Not guided.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: LakonesPanoramic stop for photos and a Greek snack accompanied with a glass of local wine, ouzo or a soft drink, included in your ticket.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Corfu Old Town, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian IslandsSightseeing tour and city visitDuration: 1 hour

$74.21 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The Governor Olive Mill Private Tour with Olive Oil-Tasting

Your  tour starts with a personally guided walk through the ancient olive groves. Admire the untouched olive area and meet the resident olive expert in the groves. Hear the story of the oldest olive variety in the world and experience being an islander yourself. When you arrive at the mill, enjoy the "taste like a pro" program to learn how the production is made: combining tradition with the latest technology. Savor delicious Greek olive delicacies during the visit of the olive mill.In this private tour, you will learn how to taste and recognize high quality olive oil just as the professionals do in our workshop. It is an unique lesson which you can share with friends and family. Find out about the therapeutic and health protecting qualities of olive oil and learn how to distinguish between top quality and non extra virgin olive oil. During the program, enjoy some delicacies such as olive oil paired up with bread, tomatoes, feta cheese and a handmade cracker with a glass of local wine. At the end of the tour you will be awarded a certificate of participation. The tour ends at approximately 1:30pm.

$39.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Corfu Shore Excursion: Half-Day at Glyfada Beach

Corfu is famous for its green full scenery, but most of all, the beaches and crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Glyfada beach is well known around the world for its long and golden sandy beach, here is where you will have approximately three hours to enjoy the sun, relax, swim in the sea or enjoy some refreshment at the sea side. Glyfada Beach is said to be the place where Odysseus woke up after a shipwreck on the final leg of his Odyssey to his way back to Ithaca, and the area is still almost as beautiful as it was in the mythological times.Your sunbeds and umbrellas will be reserved for you (including towels and a bottle of water) and here you will be served a soft drink (included). Just lay down and relax with an extraordinary cocktail or, if you feel hungry, just order one of the delicious snacks available on the beach. Pazuzu is also well known for its Mediterranean cuisine. The beach offers a big variety of water sports to practice, so if you wish to have a lot of fun just go for it!

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