SPONSORED POST: Rich in culture and charm, Ionian island holidays are a perfect opportunity to escape the toil of day-to-day life, in favor of sunnier climes that present beautiful landscapes to explore and relax in. Tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Greece, these lush, picturesque islands are a haven for anyone wanting to unwind and recharge their batteries, while an Ionian sailing holiday is one of the best yachting opportunities in the world.
From rustic villages to winding lanes and olive groves, if you find yourself aboard a flotilla exploring the surrounding islands, you can be sure of a diverse and breathtaking trip. Plan your route and include a visit to any of these destinations.
The largest of the Ionian islands, the landscapes on offer range from steep, craggy mountains to secluded coves and vineyards. Home to the endangered loggerhead turtle who makes their nest on Kaminia Beach, wildlife and fauna is abundant, while the underground lake at Melissani and the beautiful Myrtos Beach are well worth visiting.
Olive groves and vineyards aplenty cover the island of Corfu, while it’s popularity with holidaymakers continues to thrive. Oozing Greek history and local heritage, visitors have plenty of opportunity to explore their local surroundings, while the watersports on offer are perfect for the active sort.
Mountains dominate the landscape of Lefkas, while a swing bridge connects the island to the mainland. While away the hours on the beautiful golden beaches as you watch the waves crashing in. Head for the resort of Vasiliki for some excellent windsurfing opportunities.
Also known as Zakynthos, Zante offers some incredible sights and sounds, including the secluded Navagio Bay, accessible only by boat and providing awe-inspiring views.
Calm waters and quaint villages are the name of the game in Ithaka, believed to be once home of Odysseus but is now occupied by sleepy towns and pristine beaches.
The smallest of the Ionian Islands, Paxos is dominated by olive groves while Mongonissi Beach is a fabulous base for a relaxing afternoon.
Enjoy an Ionian sailing holiday for the fortune of appreciating the islands in the area and prepare yourself for an unforgettable, blissful sojourn off the Greek mainland.