Ionian Islands… Is There No End to Your Beauty?

Magnificent views in the Ionian Islands
Magnificent views in the Ionian Islands
The Ionian Islands in Greece keep popping up on our top favourite places for a bike & boat trip. Situated off mainland Greece’s west coast, this cluster of seven isles form the base of fantastic Ionian Island holidays. Whether you travel on a plane via Athens or a boat via Corfu, one thing is for sure – you don’t want to miss these island gems and the below five beautiful places that they are hiding.

Melissani Cave, Cephalonia

Discover Melissani Cave on your next holiday to the Ionian Islands 
Also known as Cave of Nymphs, it is here that you can float in rowboats on strikingly blue waters while the sunlight intersects through a hole in the roof. Over 3km long and located near Sami and Agia Efimia, the cave was formed through a natural chemical process involving dissolution of the rocks. The results have to be seen to be believed.

Antisamos Beach, Cephalonia

Antisamos, Greece's Ionian Islands, is as beautiful as it gets 
An untamed collision of green landscape and azure water; Antisamos is as beautiful as it gets. Situated a few kilometres from the port of Sami on the east coast of this Greek island, we recommend you grab yourself a patch of sandy real estate on this Cephalonian treasure pronto.

Vathi, Ithaca

Soak up the traditional vibes and ancient mythology of the Ionian Islands 
After the earthquakes of 1953, Vathi was rebuilt by its resilient residents. Today, it’s considered a preserved settlement with laws against buildings that do not fit the mould. Take in Vathi, the alleged home of Odysseus, on your next Ionian Islands holiday to soak up the traditional vibes and ancient mythology floating around on the isle.

Porto Katsiki, Lefkas

Porto Katsiki translates to Goat Port 
The beach of Porto Katsiki is said to have only been accessible to goats in times gone by; its name translates to the less exotic-sounding Goat Port. The beach is a must to stop at on a trip sailing the Ionian Islands as it is one of the most famous beaches of all Greece. When you look up to the pale cliff and then over the clear blue sea, you’ll understand why..

Argostoli, Cephalonia

Listen to traditional songs of Argostoli on an Ionian Island holiday 
Home to a lively buzz, there’s no wonder that it’s easy to pass time floating through Argostoli’s streets browsing the tavernas and stylish shops. The kantades, or traditional songs of these Greek islands, being played in the streets are the icing on the cake (or perhaps, the tzatziki on the pita?).   
Did you get as excited about these Greek islands as us? With UTracks you can take an Ionian Islands holiday between April and October each year. As cabins on boats are limited, we would advise anyone to secure a spot as early as you can.
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