The seven verdant Ionian Islands sit alongside the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The culture is a mash-up of British, French, Venetian and their own, which is very much reflected in the architecture, cuisine and art. We’d recommend avoiding the Ionian Islands in August, when the European vacation crowds take over. At all other times, flying in
is probably your best travel option, either via a connection in Athens or via some international airlines and charters. Overnight ferries
are an option from Brindisi, Venice, Bari, Trieste and Ancona, or you can hire a charter boat if that’s your jam.