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Itineraly: 7 days in the North Ionian Islands (from Corfu to Lefkas)

Itineraly: 7 days in the North Ionian Islands (from Corfu to Lefkas)

Ionian Islands. If there is a paradise, I finally found it…

Wonderful climate, turquoise waters, scenic and gorgeous harbors. Traditional architecture, cosmopolitan places, green mountains, hospitable people, unique traditional cuisine and sea not sailing for sailing, diving and other water sports.

The duration of travel between islands is estimated approximately on an average speed of the boat. 

 EMBARKATION CORFU

 1st DAY (Saturday): CORFU  

CORFU: One of the most beautiful islands in Greece

The cosmopolitan gorgeous island, exuding a nobility, with a venerable Venetian element, historic buildings, palaces, fortresses, romantic Canadas with arched galleries, amazing beaches and long history from Homer’s years.

The city center has been part of the Unesco World Heritage site!

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The city of Corfu is characterized by its intense Venetian architecture element, but also by many English and French influences.

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It is a cosmopolitan city that exudes a sense of nobility, with its main attractions the old and new fortress, the Town Hall, the cannon, Mon Rope and the great square Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans. The Liston-For romantic strolls, coffee or food.

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Also, Michael and George’s Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces left behind by the British Empire, is also a major attraction. In Corfu Venetian mansions and buildings are painted with the traditional Corfu color of the ocher. Traditional dishes of Corfiot cuisine are “pastitsada”, “sofrito” and “bourdeto”.

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The islet of Blacherna which joins the land.

In front of Kanoni is probably the most famous attraction of Corfu, the island where the church of the Virgin of Blacherna is located, which is connected with the land through a narrow strip of land.

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PONTICONISI: Tourist attraction of Corfu, which is a natural museum, on which is a small church, the Pantokratoras, of the 11th-12th century.

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2nd DAY (Sunday): CORFOU (PALAIOKASTRITSA)

In the most famous tourist resort of Corfu, the green overflows to the six small bays The beach of Paleokastritsa is famous for its waters.

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The Wonderful Islands (Othoni, Ereikoussa) Favorite destination by boat north of Corfu.

The list of the wonderful beaches of Corfu is not over… Sidari and Canal d’amour, Palaiokastritsa, Rovinia, Agios Stefanos, Kassiopi, Kontokali, Agios Gordios…  Also the picturesque village.  

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3rd DAY (Monday): PAXI 

Paxi

The diamonds of the Ionian Islands.

Two small islands of the Ionian Islands in the Ionian Sea. They are located 7 miles south of Corfu, 8 miles from the mainland coast of Greece.

The island group of Paxos has been designated as a Special Protection Area, part of the Natura 2000 network

With the boat, who sails for the emerald lonely islands of the Ionian Sea, Paxos and Antipaxos, he sets a bow for paradise.

Exotic beaches: green and turquoise waters, white sand and fine pebbles. Nature “harsh”, ancient olive groves, dense vineyards and vegetation reaching up to the water.

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Gaius: The capital with the “hidden harbor”…
The boat comes from the narrow sea channel that forms the harbor of Gai and the islet of St. Nicholas.

The city still retains features of the original Venetian architecture and architecture.

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Longos (Cultural Village of Europe)
Ideal for quality tourism in a quiet and picturesque setting with lush hills, crystal clear waters.

In the harbor, you will find many taverns that give a special “color” and are famous for their delicious traditional cuisine, impeccable and friendly service.

Loggos is the cultural center of Paxos, hosts festivals and other musical events that offer entertainment to residents and visitors.

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Lacka: A small paradise… like a painting.
The picturesque little fishing village with its cobbled narrow streets.

Its harbor is extremely popular for those traveling by boat, while in the safe waters of the bay anchor many boats of all kinds and sizes. The olives and cypress trees reach the beach.

Explore the small islands around Paxos that hide unique beauties!

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4th DAY (Tuesday): ANTIPAXI

Antipaxi (… The little ”garden of Eden”)

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Antipaxi is a relatively flat island with its highest point reaching 118m. They have impressive beaches with turquoise waters and lush vegetation, which makes them a very attractive destination during the summer season.

A fantasy… The embodiment of a terrestrial paradise.

The natural landscape is flooded with vineyards that produce excellent quality wine, which is why it is considered a paradise for wine tourists.
Antipaxitic wines have a peculiarity in taste and are sought after because production is relatively small. 


Vouthoum

Vouthoumi is the best of the two “legendary” beaches of Antipaxos and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

It is no accident that Telegraph included it in the tribute to the most beautiful “hidden” beaches in Europe.

…the waters are so clear and transparent that they can see the shadow from the boats and the boats at the bottom of the sea as if floating.

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The tour of the coast is a unique experience that will remain unforgettable to the visitor.

On your trip to the Ionian Sea, you should put them in the forefront. 

 

5th DAY  (Wednesday): PREVEZA 

The city of Preveza is located at the southernmost tip of Epirus and in the middle of the northwest coast of Greece.

Just across from it and just 600 meters away is the sandy cape of Aktion, known from the famous naval battle 31 BC. confirming the strategic position in which the city is located. The victory of Octavian August granted him the title of emperor, turning him into the ruler of the then-known world.

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Walking towards the Amvrakikos Gulf and the Ionian Sea, with a marvelous waterfront, a marina full of sailing boats, dozens of restaurants and taverns, pedestrian streets and sophisticated shops, will charm you.

In the Amvrakikos Gulf, some 280 bird species have been recorded in its seven large lagoons and have been classified as a wetland of international importance protected by the RAMSAR Convention.

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6th DAY (Thursday): LEFKAS 

Lefkada

The island of Lefkada situated nearby the coasts of western mainland Greece, it is connected to a navigable bridge about 50 meters long. Together with Evia are the two unique islands in Greece where access is also possible by road.

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The vibrant city of Lefkada invites you to its culture as to all the Ionian islands. Lefkada has the recipe for perfect holidays.

The island of Lefkada Situated very close to the coasts of western mainland Greece, it is connected to a navigable bridge about 50 meters long. Together with Evia are the two unique islands in Greece where access is also possible by road.

 A walk in the city of Lefkada

Walk in the beautiful alleys, which will take you to small squares and watch the traditional houses, the elaborate bell towers and the paved footpaths. Here you will see houses painted in colors gently, trimmed with flowers and neat. With a walk, you will discover other surprises.

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The most popular beaches in Lefkada.

Exotic beaches, coves, rocks cut vertically, pine trees that reach up to the water. Seat, Eggs, Mill, Peukouli, Mills, Amyglossa. And the star of the island, Porto Katsiki.

Porto Katsiki

Porto Katsiki is one of the most famous beaches. It has been ranked among the top six beaches of the Mediterranean. It is photographed and renowned all over the world.

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Enkremnoi

…the unreal natural scenery and the stairs on the cliff. The beach has unreal beauty and wildness!

Turquoise waters, which we would say reminds of the Caribbean.One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece 

 Lefkada will also win your heart.

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7th DAY (Friday): PARGA-SIVOTA-CORFU

Parga

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A magical city in the heart of Epirus overlooking the Ionian Sea, Paxos, Antipaxos, with crystal blue waters that really gives you the feeling that you are in a terrestrial paradise.

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Parga does not have to envy any island. Its amphitheatrical layout, the colorful houses, the cobblestone streets that climb to the top of the hill, the incredible views of the Ionian Sea and the island of Panagia that is reflected in the waters of the harbor, enchant you.

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The picture on every beach is unique. If you have traveled to the Ionian Sea, the scenery confuses you, thinking that you are on one of its islands.

Harmonies alternate bays, bays, sandy beaches and rocks, while the green reaches to the sea, creating an incredible beauty picture. 

 

Sivota

Sivota is surrounded by lush rocky islands, endowed with a unique landscape of beautiful beaches and small coves, like a fjord in the embrace of the Ionian Sea.

Beautiful, picturesque and popular. Sivota has been famous since the 1960s for its beauty and beaches.

It’s no coincidence that many celebrities, like Guy Laroche, have their country villas here. So it is time to discover this picturesque fishing village. The “Caribbean of Greece” has not been randomly classified.

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The morning return to Corfu.

Have a good trip!

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