The larger Ionian islands of Corfu, Kefallonia and Zakynthos have their own airports, while Lefkada is a short drive from Preveza (Aktaion) airport on the mainland. All four of these islands are connected to each other by Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr), and with Athens by Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com), and all also welcome direct flights from Northern Europe. Kythira has direct flight connections with Athens only.
Ferries connect each island with its closest neighbours, in some instances in summer only, and also with the Greek mainland. Paxi, Antipaxi and Ithaki do not have airports, and are thus accessible by ferry only. Kythira is not linked by ferry to the other Ionians, but it’s a stop for boats en route between Crete and the Greek mainland.