Fancy something a little different this year? The chance to explore quaint villages and hidden coves isn’t just for independent travellers who plan their own routes nowadays, with plenty of package breaks available to suit those who don’t want to stay in the same place for the duration of their sojourn.
One excellent way of exploring several destinations is via sailboat and an Ionian sailing holiday can be booked with a click of a mouse button. As far as picturesque, idyllic breaks are concerned, Ionian island holidays have it all and what better way to discover their secrets than with your own yacht as transport?
Situated midway between Greece and Italy, the Ionian Sea is home to several islands including Corfu, Cephalonia and Zante that are all unique and home to masses of history, heritage and natural beauty that will keep you satisfied during your visit. With the chance to island hop coming as standard on your break, you will have the chance to step ashore and absorb each island’s individual traits for yourself.
Of course, knowing what not to miss would help you plan your day itineraries and while you could easily take each day in your stride, whiling away the hours strolling the coastline, having a few items to tick off your checklist can help you to structure your trip.
While visiting Kefalonia, Antisamos Beach comes highly recommended if you wish to relax, but the hidden coves and inlets offer seclusion and tranquillity that are seldom found in the popular tourist spots. Melissani Cave offers an underground treat, costing 7EUR per person for entry.
A visit to Zante wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the shipwreck that was abandoned in 1980. Whether you choose to travel by boat and swim ashore, or you have a head for heights and prefer to see it from the nearby viewing platform is completely up to you.
Of course, the Ionian Islands including Corfu, Paxos and Lefkas have much more in store, waiting for you to discover them; a sailing holiday would be a perfect way to do so this summer.