Discover the unique beauty of the Mediterranean with Ionian island holidays
A destination with a unique cultural heritage
The Ionian Islands, situated along the west coast of mainland Greece, feature some of the most beautiful and distinctive Ionian island holidays destinations in the whole Mediterranean. While being part of Greece, the Islands have their own unique cultural identity due to their landscape, cuisine and history. With Venetian, French and British influences, combined with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear azure waters, Ionian island holidays have something to offer for everyone.
Paxos - the perfect spot for romance
Located at the Northern tip of the Islands, Paxos is the hidden gem of the Ionian. Known for its relaxed, laid-back atmosphere and with fewer visitors than neighbouring Corfu, Paxos is the ideal spot for sun seekers looking to relax and enjoy the numerous pristine beaches on the coast. With just three main villages, Paxos is perfect for couples looking for a romantic destination to explore.
Visit Cephalonia to experience the natural beauty of the Mediterranean
By contrast, Cephalonia (Kefalonia in Greek) is the largest of the Ionian islands. With its vast mountain ranges, pine forests, blue seas and white beaches, Cephalonia also boasts the most dramatic landscape of the Ionian and it's not hard to see why the island has inspired so many world-famous books and films. While the south of the island features magnificent sandy beaches and traditional Mediterranean villages, a trip to Cephalonia is not complete without a visit to the north as well. Just a short drive through dusty pine forests and mellow olive groves will take you to the glamorous north, complete with sophisticated Venetian-style villas and waterfront cafes - the perfect place to moor a yacht for a few hours and enjoy the sunshine.
Enjoy an active break in Zakynthos
Zakynthos, situated in the middle of the Ionian island chain, is perfect for Ionian island holiday makers looking for a more active break. Adventurous types can enjoy scuba diving amongst the island's famous underwater caves, or perhaps a spot of wind sailing in the warm, sapphire sea. Alternatively, you might prefer to spend the day swimming with the endangered Loggerhead sea turtles that call the island their home. The perfect way to round off a day exploring Zakynthos' secluded coves and verdant hills is with a luxurious cocktail at one the island's lively bars and restaurants. With so much to see and do, it's easy to see why Zakynthos is one of the most popular locations in the Mediterranean.
Whether you are looking for a romantic trip for two or an action-packed adventure, our handpicked offers and selection of luxury hotels and villas will ensure you have the Ionian island holiday of a lifetime.