Indulge in the quintessential Greek island-hopping experience, where your imagination springs to life with picturesque scenes of charming ports coming alive as the daily ferry docks, ushering in a fresh wave of visitors and essential supplies. While the hustle and bustle of the harbours paints a lively picture, the surrounding countryside exudes tranquillity, with the gentle chorus of goat bells and hardworking farmers diligently harvesting their bountiful crops in the sun-drenched fields.
Nestled like precious jewels along the breath taking western coastline of Greece, the Ionian islands beckon with their lush, emerald-green landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and an extensive network of enchanting walking trails that promise an unforgettable adventure, no matter the season. Spring graces these islands with a profusion of colourful flowers, while autumn unveils warm, balmy evenings, adding to the allure of this Mediterranean paradise.
On this island-hopping journey, you'll begin your exploration in Kefalonia, a place steeped in history and home to Mount Ainos, the tallest peak in the Ionian islands, immortalized in the pages of "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin." Here, you'll traverse lush green hills and uncover landscapes brimming with historical significance, all while exploring the tranquil coves and scenic coastal trails. A ferry ride then takes you to Lefkada, a mountainous haven adorned with lush valleys, natural springs, cascading waterfalls, enchanting forests of oak and elm trees, and pristine sandy beaches.
Your island odyssey culminates on the rugged shores of Ithaca, the legendary homeland of Odysseus, where a labyrinth of trails unfolds, each offering panoramic vistas, intriguing archaeological remnants, breath taking mountain scenery, and sleepy, charming villages. Island hopping through Kefalonia, Lefkada, and Ithaca is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Greece's Ionian islands, where history, culture, and nature seamlessly intertwine, creating a tapestry of experiences that will stay with you forever.
Please note that the September 10th 2024 departure visits the islands in a different order. Please refer to the itinerary on the Holiday Information Sheet for full information.