At the west coast of Greece lies the Ionian Islands with all their glory, beauty, and prestige. During summer, these islands are usually filled with adventure seekers who want to escape for a few days into paradise. If you’re considering going Ionian, here are the best destinations for you this summer.

Kefalonia

It’s the largest island of all the Ionians and one of the most exotic you can find. The long stretch of white sand, blue water beaches and busy harbors make this place the perfect destination for a summer holiday. There are so many things you could do here, including going swimming on the beach, sailing, or taking a walk by the beaches to experience the biodiversity. You can also try to experience the laid back nightlife in the many bars and restaurants mostly located in the main town of Argostoli.

Kythira

You can’t just but fall in love with Kythira. This island can be found near the southern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula and is famous for being a secluded place perfect for people who don’t like crowds. While here, you can take part in many activities, including visiting castles like the Castle of Kythira and Mylopotamos, a Venetian castle. You can also go shopping for Kyriaki’s handwoven fabrics, or see the legendary lion of Kythira in the Archaeological Museum.

Zakynthos

Zakynthos

The coastlines of Zakynthos are absolutely breathtaking. To the north, you find caves, while the west and east offer high-quality beaches with clean and beautiful sand. You can jump into the turquoise waters to enjoy swimming inside these lovely waters. Many tourists who come here also like to take part in the extreme watersports, enjoy the local cuisine with high-quality ingredients, or purchase handmade items created by the gifted locals. Taking a boat ride or engaging in fun and exciting nightlife is also a great way to spend your time.

Corfu

Corfu is famous for its multicultural charm, lovely beaches, and plenty of opportunity for adventures. It’s also a historic island with vegetation merges, romantic trails, and mythical images. Visit the island’s historical center where you’ll find incredible edifices like the Palace of St Michael and St Georgiou, the Liston Arcade, the Reading Society, the Catholic cathedral, etc. You can also go on a journey to experience the Cannon and Mouse islands or follow the footpaths of Corfu to explore the rich wonders of nature. Corfu is a place you will truly enjoy your summer holiday.

Lefkada

It’s a famous Ionian island with plenty of activities for every type of guests. Lefkada has plenty of beautiful beaches like the Agiofilli Beach perfect snorkeling addicts. You can also take part in a tour with one of the certified tour operators that allow you to explore the island on a yacht charter. The Wooden Bridge, Lighthouse Doukato, and Castle of Agia Maura are some of the landmarks that you can visit and learn about their history. Guests also love to visit Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni, Nydri Waterfalls, and the Archaeological Museum of Lefkada.