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Which Greek Ionian Island Should I Choose?

Updated on February 22, 2015

Out of this world beauty

It can be difficult deciding where to go on holiday. For idyllic sunny islands with beautiful scenery and gorgeous beaches, Greece is an excellent choice and can offer real value for money. The Ionian Islands, off the West Coast, are Mediterranean gems that are extremely popular with visiting tourists and for good reason. But which of these islands should you choose for your Greek holiday?

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A markerGreece -
Greece
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B markerCorfu greece -
Corfu, Greece
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C markerPaxos -
Paxos, Greece
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D markerLefkada -
Levkas, Greece
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E markerIthaka -
Ithaca, Greece
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F markerKefalonia -
Kefalonia, Greece
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G markerZakynthos -
Zakinthos, Greece
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Corfu

Corfu: We Highly recommend a visit to the Mathraki beach its out of this World with beautiful water.....

Corfu

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Corfu, Greece
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Corfu

For Brits who like a familiar home away from home feel, then Corfu, with its distinctly British tinge may appeal. It acquired this British feel due to its history as a protectorate of the realm in the 19th Century and also in large part due to its enduring popularity with British holidaymakers. It can be heaving in peak season, but the rugged and mountainous interior retains a timeless charm and is perfect for a hiking holiday.

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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

The Weather is pleasant from 20c-32c

Paxos/ Antipaxos

We highly recommend a visit to Voutoumi Beach

Voutoumi Beach is Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Paxos according to TripAdvisor.co.uk

Paxos/ Antipaxos

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Paxos, Greece
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Paxos/ Antipaxos

These two islands were where people went to escape the coastal crowds of Corfu. The word has now well and truly spread though, and these small islands can also become extremely busy in peak season. August in particular is the month to avoid if you don't like hoards of people on every beach. The beaches though, are stunning. It is easy to see why so many people make the effort to get here to enjoy them.

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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

The Weather is pleasant from 20c-32c

Lefkada

We highly recommend a visit to Eggremni Beach

Eggremni Beach is Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Lefkada according to TripAdvisor.co.uk

Lefkada

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Levkas, Greece
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Lefkada

Lefkada is connected to the mainland by a bridge, which makes it feel less like an island. Perhaps this is why it is less touristy? The beaches here are outstanding; some say they are the best in the Ionian. But they are not as crowded as some of the other islands so this is the place to come if you are looking for a slightly less busy beach holiday.

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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

The Weather is pleasant from 20c-32c

Ithaka

We highly recommend a hiking in Ithaka, which can reveal 360-degree views of the sea and surrounding islands

Ithaka

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Ithaca, Greece
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Ithaka

If you are looking for an active romantic hiking holiday with your loved one then this island could be a good choice. Though Ithaka does not have the sandy beaches of the other islands, correspondingly it has remained blissfully undeveloped. This islands mythic associations with Homer's Odyssey add to the romance.


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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

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Kefalonia

We highly recommend a visit to Melissani Cave

Kefalonia

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Kefalonia, Greece
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Kefalonia

If you are a keen reader no doubt you have heard of the bestselling novel, 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'? Later, it was turned into a film. Kefalonia is the setting for that romantic weepy, its beautiful landscapes made famous due to that story's popularity. However, you will be glad to hear that the hoards have not descended. Though popular, it remains on the whole relatively sleepy and unspoiled.

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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

The Weather is pleasant from 20c-32c

Zakynthos

We highly recommend a visit to Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

Zakynthos

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Zakinthos, Greece
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Zakynthos

Zakynthos is a bit of a mixture. There is some heavy package tourism on stretches of the coast, but, like Corfu and elsewhere, the mountainous interior remains peaceful and isolated. On Zakynthos it is still possible to find isolated coves and escape the crowds.



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Best times to visit we recommend between:

May-Oct

The Weather is pleasant from 20c-32c

Whichever Greek Ionian Island you choose, the perfect sun, sea and stress-free environment found on each one of these breathtaking islands is bound to make your holiday one you will remember fondly for many years to come. Perhaps you will become one of the many people who are drawn to these islands like moths to a flame and come back, year after year, to their own favourite Ionian idyll.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I would love to visit all of the Ionian Islands! They look so beautiful. It's wonderful that you are able to include such gorgeous photos in your travel hubs, Lee. Thanks for a very enjoyable hub.

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Hi AliciaC ,

      Thanks for your feedback so glad you love reading my hubs i feel the same way about your work! :)

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      Lee

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      Thomas James 2 years ago from London

      Which Greek Ionian Island Should I Choose? All of them! :)

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      Emma Southworth 2 years ago from Manchester

      Simply Awesome

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992

      Totally agree, I wrote this hub because i have been to them all lol!

      Thank you

      Lee

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Hi emmaouthworth

      Yep agreed, Turkey is ''Simply Awesome''

      Thank you

      Lee

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      Kevin Deverson 2 years ago from Leyland, UK

      Great Hub, Enjoyed reading

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      Stargrrl 2 years ago

      Those pictures are breathtaking! Good hub, too.

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      Lee John 2 years ago from Preston

      Hi Stargrrl

      Thank you very much highly appreciated :)

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      Lee

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