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Zakynthos, or Zante, is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. Located south of Kefalonia, it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife, which makes it a frequent destination for the youth. Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters. Do not miss a boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves during your Zakynthos holidays. Wonderful beaches in Zakynthos, Greece are also Vassilikos, Gerakas, Spiantza and other places on the southern side. Due to their soft sand and clean water, these beaches are used as breeding spots for the loggerhead sea turtle known as Caretta-Caretta.

Corfu Greece is among the most beautiful and popular islands in the country. Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism. Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu island has a cosmopolitan feeling, combined with a special traditional character. Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kassiopi and Acharavi are nice tourist places on the northern side of the island, while the inland is dotted with lovely villages and many interesting sights. Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style. Holidays in Corfu can be combined with other Ionian islands, such as Paxi.
The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place. Although it has developed over the last years as a family destination, beach places in Kefalonia island never get crowded due to the large size of the island. Mostly famous for the exotic beaches, including Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala, the island was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Apart from swimming, Kefalonia Greece also has many places to see, from picturesque villages to Medieval castles and beautiful monasteries. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place, with a port that receives many yachts every summer. Other nice villages are Argostoli, Sami and Assos.

Famous all over the world as the mythical island of Odysseus, Ithaca charms visitors with its laid-back attitude, blue green water and lush greenery. This is a small place ideal for families and romantic couples. Swim in the crystal water, walk along trekking paths, have your meal in fish taverns and chat with the welcoming locals. In the day, enjoy the hot sun and the clean water, while in the evenings stroll along the beach promenade of Vathy and have a relaxing drink while looking at the night sky. Filiatro, Sarakiniko and Agios Ioannis are amazing beaches of Ithaca island, but you will find many other secluded coves to swim. You can go for holidays or as a day trip to Ithaca, Greece from Kefalonia.

The island of Meganisi is located just between Lefkada and the western mainland coasts of Greece. This is an island with a small population and limited tourist development. Some beaches can be reached on foot and others are accessible only by boat, but they all have amazing water. Vathy is the most picturesque village of Meganisi island and its port receives many private yachts during the summer. Stroll along the beach promenade and enjoy a meal in the many fish taverns of Vathy. Agios Ioannis, Fanari, Spilia and Barbarezou are the most frequented beaches, but they haven’t lost their virgin nature. Meganisi, Greece can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Lefkada.

The tiny island of Paxi is located south of Corfu, on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. This is a place with intense cosmopolitan style due to the many yachts that moor in its ports in summer. Paxi island is mostly famous for its wonderful beaches with exotic blue water. Particularly the uninhabited islet of Antipaxi has some of the most wonderful beaches in Greece, with true Caribbean water. The islet of Antipaxi can be visited by boat from the port of Gaios, the capital of Paxi, Greece. Gaios, Lakka and Logos are the three villages of the island, with traditional architecture and relaxing beach promenades. The island can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Corfu and Parga.

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