Hotels of Greece
Ionian Islands

Corfu, Ionian Islands

The Ionian islands of western Greece remind many people of Italy, particularly the island of Corfu. These islands were ruled by the Venetians and were never under Ottoman Turkish rule so they have a much different character than the rest of Greece. They also receive more rain than the islands in the Aegean and so are greener. Known for their beautiful beaches, unique cuisine and package tourism they are not as easy to reach from Athens since there are no ferries. Many people fly, some directly to the islands from their home countries. There are ferry connections from several ports in Western Greece and you can drive to Lefkada where there are easy connections to Ithaki, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. In the summer there is a ferry that connects all these islands with the exception of Kythira which is nowhere near the others. In fact most people don't even know that it is one of the Ionian Islands. For more about the Ionian Islands see Matt's Greek Guide to the Ionian Islands

Click on the links below to each island to see my recommended hotels followed by other highly rated accommodations. A great way to plan your trip is my Create-an-itinerary page which allows you to put together a custom itinerary with the help of a travel agency with no obligation to book. You can find recommended travel agencies on Matt's Travel Agencies and Tours Page.

Corfu, Greece

Assos, Kefalonia

Zakynthos, Zante, Greece

Lefkada, Greece

Ithaki, Greece

Paxos, Paxi, Greece

Kythira, Greece

Greece Sailing
Sailing the Ionian

Matt's Itinerary Suggestions

If you need assistance you can use Matt's Create an Itinerary Form or visit Matt's Travel Agencies and Tours Page and find someone who can assist you with hotels, ferries and putting your trip together.

For Car rentals contact Elias at Swift-Avanti Rent-a-car who cooperates with agencies all over Greece or else see Fantasy Travel's Car Rental page.

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