When is the best time to visit Ithaca? Are beaches sand or pebble? Apart from some beautiful sandy beaches in Afales Bay (only accessible by hired boat), all beaches on Ithaca are pebble and fine shingle. Most of the beaches are natural (no sunloungers etc) and usually deserted. The following beaches have “cantinas” (serving drinks…Read Article


Are beaches sand or pebble? The south coastline of the island is generally sandy with gently shelving beaches. As you go further north they become a mix of sand and shingle. In the far north they are mostly pebble beaches. What is there to do for teenagers? Although the biggest island in the Ionian group,…Read Article


When is the best time to visit Paxos? April: expect some rain but usually a month ahead of northern Europe so beautiful Spring days – perfect for walking & wild flowers. May: warmer but could still rain. Perfect month to escape the crowds and meet locals when they are not so busy. June: temperatures can…Read Article

Kalo Pascha

We just wanted to wish you all a very happy Greek Easter! If you want to visit the Ionian Islands for Greek Easter 2020, we recommend visiting Corfu Town where the Easter festivities are spectacular. With colourful processions, Philharmonic bands, dancing and even a tradition of throwing ceramic pots from windows and balconies to ban…Read Article

Easter Holiday Escape Competition

Banish Brexit Blues this Easter and escape to the little Ionian island of Paxos. Ionian Villas are offering a fantastic £100 holiday voucher to use on any villa or apartment on any of the 7 Ionian islands. All you have to do to is follow the entry methods below to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms…Read Article

Travelling with a little human

Archie is now 19 months old and has been travelling with us on our trips to Greece since the age of 6 months! Our little man has done several flights including one long haul and he really seems to be getting the hang of it now… as do we! Alex and I often get asked how we…Read Article

Last Minute Easter Deals

We are offering some fantastic last minute Easter deals on Paxos for UK Easter week. Stay in either Avra, Elissa or Angelika… 15th April – 22nd April** Only £500  ** Or maybe you fancy the festivities of Greek Easter instead… 22nd April – 29th April** Only £500 ** Please get in touch with us for further details…Read Article

Paxos Ferries Over The Years

The only way of getting from Corfu to Paxos in 1965, my first visit, was aboard a weather-worn, wooden caique called “Aspasia”. A central deckhouse cum cockpit provided hard bench seating for around 40 passengers. The Aspasia’s crossing time varied between 5 and 7 hours depending on the weather. The journey south from Corfu Town,…Read Article

Carnival Season on Lefkas

The Greek word “Apokries” means abstaining from meat and is used to describe Greece’s carnival season, which precedes the 40 days of fasting (Lent) that lead up to Easter. In Ancient Greece there were celebrations at this time of year to commemorate the end of winter and the coming of spring, which were associated with…Read Article

Moor a Hire Boat on Your Doorstep

For many people, the concept of a relaxing holiday is not to be dependent on a car. The smaller Greek islands are therefore conducive to chilling on foot and not slumped behind a steering wheel. On most of the Ionian islands you can hire fibreglass boats and larger ribs with outboard engines ranging from 30HP…Read Article

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