Escaping to Ithaca Needn’t Be an Odyssey

After the Trojan War it took Odysseus 10 eventful years to return to his Ithaca home. Reaching the end of his journey, Odysseus was taken from Kefalonia to Ithaca in a Phaeacian longboat. Seeing the Phaeacians returning to Kefalonia, Poseidon raised his trident and turned the boat and oarsmen to stone. Tzika House and the…Read Article

Villas with the Wow Factor

What boxes need ticking when you look for that special Greek island holiday? Most people look for: a modern villa with pool but one that feels Greek; the biggest and most dramatic sea views possible; seclusion but close to a village and beaches; privacy and tranquillity. All of our Ionian properties have one or more…Read Article

Share the Durrell Adventure

In Episode 5 of the latest series of The Durrells, the family are invited for dinner by some Italian friends. The beautiful Manor House was chosen as the filming location for this dinner. You too can be part of the Durrells’ adventure and have a special holiday escape on Corfu at The Manor House. The…Read Article

New Year Newsletter 2017

Our newsletter brings you Warm Wishes and a Few Things New for the New Year. Our office has some new family faces. Alex’s wife, Catherine, has joined our team. Catherine (Cat) has spent three years on Paxos as a Representative for Ionian Villas and Scott Williams. She has visited the other Ionian islands and will be…Read Article

25th March Celebrations on Ithaca

Greeks love to celebrate, be it their birthday or name day (γιορτη), religious holidays, bank holidays or national days. Whatever the celebration – Greek people celebrate to the full, throwing themselves into the spirit of the day! 25th March in Greece is a national holiday – to celebrate the start of the Greek Uprising/the Greek…Read Article

Carnival Season

Carnival season in Greece (“Apokries”) starts 3 weeks before Easter. Fancy dress processions through the streets, dancing groups and music bands. Bystanders throw confetti, streamers and sometimes firecrackers. Vathy Carnival Procession Clean Monday (“Katheri Leftera”) marks the beginning of Lent when meat, dairy and eggs are avoided by those who observe it. If the sun…Read Article

Best 4 Tips for Parking at Airports at the Ionian

Top Tips for Airport Parking Let’s face it: compared to the excitement, promise and glamour of almost all other aspects of preparing for a holiday, parking at the airport is probably the least attractive. But consider the problems that can arise when trying to park in any other situation. Unexpected difficulties can often arise and…Read Article

Winter Weather on Ithaca

This Blog was written by our Ionian Villas manager on Ithaca, Sue White. Sue lived on Kefalonia for 18 years and has now been living on Ithaca for 5 years. Sue is a taxi driver on Ithaca – one of twelve drivers. Sue looks after our clients and is able to give a valuable, personal insight into…Read Article

Ionian Villas Celebrates 5 Years of Success

Ionian Villas is coming up to its 5th birthday. With a big thank you to our guests over these 5 years, our Ionian programme has grown to feature over 200 properties. We continue to visit all the properties each year. Our new properties for 2017 are: 1-bedroom properties: Olitsi Apartment on Paxos; Lydia on Kefalonia; Fassoulou’s on…Read Article

Fiscardo Before the Sun Umbrella Invasion

Fiscardo is undoubtedly one of the most colourful and prettiest ports in the Ionian. In 1953 an earthquake destroyed all Kefalonia buildings except those in Fiscardo and a few outlying villages. In my early Greek Islands Club days we took on a small programme of village houses for those visitors wanting to spend lazy days…Read Article

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