The islands, including Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, Zakynthos, and Paxi, are popular tourist destinations. They are known for their stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife. The islands are also home to some of the most ancient sites in Greece, including the famous Temple of Apollo in Corfu.
Antipaxoi is a small island just three nautical miles from the port of Gaios. Despite being small in size, it boasts exceptional beauty. The island is famous for its renowned beaches, including Voutoúmi, known for its exotic turquoise waters and considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, travellers will also appreciate the local wine produced using traditional methods of making fine quality wine and other Greek varietals, such as the famous "mavrodáfni." The local wine is of high nutritional value due to enhanced biological cultivations.
Corfu is a cosmopolitan Mediterranean destination that weaves a powerful spell on its visitors. Its rich multicultural heritage, historic monuments, stunning natural landscape, crystal-clear seas, and excellent weather all year round explain why it is so popular among tourists. Unlike the rest of Greece, Corfu never fell under Ottoman oppression. Due to the successive dominations of the Venetians, the French, and the British over the centuries, the island has primarily become part of the Western rather than the Levantine world. The culture of these nations wielded a strong influence in the city. It was in Corfu that the first Greek University (the Ionian Academy), the first Philharmonic Orchestra, and the First School of Fine Arts were founded.
Ithaca is worldwide famous as the home of Odysseus. It symbolizes the return to the haven, the discovery, and the fulfilment. Today, it is a peaceful, quiet, and undiscovered island, making it an ideal place for alternative activities and a holiday up to the standards of the most demanding travellers. With its 27-kilometre long and 6.5-kilometre sizeable mountainous surface, the island offers plenty of hiking and mountain bike trails. These trails provide stunning views of the blue and green coastline and take you through olive, cypress, pine, oak, arbutus, and carob trees up on the hills. Explore the island on foot using ancient yet enchanting trails and unwind by the water on one of the most relaxing destinations! Other activities on the island include scuba diving and sea kayaking. The Cave of the Nymph is a must-visit for mythology enthusiasts. According to Greek mythology, Odysseus hid gifts he had brought from the land of the Phaeacians in this cave.