Corfù is proudly known as the Emerald Island and the reason is clear as soon as visitors put their first feet ashore: There are over 3 million olive trees on Corfu, clustered together in cool olive groves and surrounded by any kind of flower and plant. The old town of Corfù, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a must-see with its Renaissance, Baroque and Classical influences. After a long and relaxing day enjoying Corfu’s incredible surroundings, it is possible to enjoy its lively nightlife in the many pubs and clubs scattered all around the island.
Paxos is a tiny island (10 km long and 4 km large) that looks like one big garden thanks to its thick vegetation. The biggest villages ashore are Gaios, that lies at the end of a closed “fjord”, surrounded by trees and shrub, and Lakka, a little seaside settlement with low houses and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Just a few miles from Paxos sits the beautiful little island of Antipaxos, totally unspoilt and completely covered in grapevines, the perfect spot for those who wants to enjoy the sea in complete privacy.
Lefkas is an island with high with cliffs, breathtaking waterfalls and endless beaches, linked to the mainland from a swing bridge. The surrounding area has a lot to offer: windsurfing, cycling, scuba-diving, or just lazy beach relax. Off the beaten track there are still old stone villages with women sitting outside crocheting and embroidering: here you'll be able to taste a typical Greek meal.
Don’t miss a visit to the charming ruins of the Venetian castle.
Zante is the most southerly of the Ionain Islands and has an incredibly varied landscape: While the West is prevalently mountainous, the East hosts picturesque villages and long sandy beaches. Her turquoise sea is a paradise for sea-lovers and a visit to the shipwreck cove, accessible only by boat, is a must.
The capital had to be rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in 1953; however it was reconstructed with respect to its previous architectural style and character, and has a quaint old style charm. The youngest guests will enjoy a trip to the 24 hour party zone of Laganás in the south.