Ionian Islands-GreeceRemember the film Captain Correlli’s Mandolin? That movie was filmed right here in the Ionian Islands, at Kefalonia. Upon arrival, there’s a palpable and distinctly Italian influence that lives here with Corfu as the exception (due to its British protectorate background). These islands are located just off the western coast of Greece and are convenient for access to diversity.
It’s all right here, with Paxos and Antipaxos, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaka and Zakynthos on-hand. It caters to those seeking just a bit of sun, sea and simplicity, and accommodates adventures with ease. The Ionian Island beaches are quite simply amazing, with many claiming the best are found at Lefkada and Ithaka has bare beauty for those special dates. Mountains are to be found all over the islands and feature interesting trails for hikers. To date, there are still coves to be found and ancient sites to be explored.