Things to do

Paxos

Old windmills, snorkelling, day trips to Parga, Anti Paxos and the Blue Caves,


Lefkada

Wonderful beaches and offshore islands to explore, the castle of Ag. Mavra, the Monastery of Faneromeni, the waterfall at Nydri, fascinating mountain villages with traditional wares and herbs on sale, old windmills, Cape Lefkada or Sapho's Leap - where the 6th century BC poet is reputed to have leapt to her death - and the ruins of Ancient Lefkada at Kaligoni.


Kefalonia

The Aenos mountain and forest reserve, St. George's castle, Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave, Omalos valley and the monastery of Ag. Gerasimos, the Italian war memorial, Katavothres, Anciet Krane, the Koutavos lagoon and wildlife centre, Ancient Sami, Kipoureon Monastery, Mycenean site near Poros and monastery on Mount Atros, the archaeological museum, the causeway, The Fanari (lighthouse) of Ag Theodoroi, glass bottom boats, day trips to Ithaka.


Ithaka,

Ancient sites - one near to Vathi and one above Piso Aetos, the Cave of the Nymphs, the monastery of Panagia Kathariotissa, the Vathi Bay - one of the best natural harbours in the Ionian, Vathi itself with churches and an archaeological museum.

Most resorts offer a wide range of beach fun including water skiing, parasailing, banana rides, pedaloes, boat hire, jet ski, diving, snorkelling, sailing - the works. Most islands and tourist centres offer a range of outdoor activities such as horse riding, coach excursions, boat excursions, jeep safaris and more. Most of the islands and some towns on the mainland have strong musical and artistic traditions and may offer live performances and exhibitions during the summer and at Easter.

Each region though has something unique to offer.


Corfu

Horse carriage rides, sightseeing train rides, cricket, bowling, a casino, an 18 hole golf course, water parks, boat trips including excursions to Albania and the Ancient Greek city at Butrinto, day trips to Parga, Sagiada, Syvota or Paxos, the Pantokrator mountain range with its old villages, Empress Elizabeth or Sissi's Palace at the Achillion, the Old and New Forts, the old town, the royal palace at Mon Repos, Corfu's lakes, glass bottom boats, Vido island and much more.


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Zakynthos

Boat trips to the Blue Caves are a must and can be taken from the capital or from Ag. Nikolaos, turtle spotting in Laganas Bay and around Marathonissi Island, water parks, bowling, a natural history museum, Askos nature park, the Keri lighthouse and sea caves and view of the Mizithres formations, the Venetian Aqueduct at Krioneri, Strani Hill - where Dionisos Solomos wrote the national anthem, the museums in Zakynthos Town, the Roma Mansion dating from the 17th century.


Epirus

River explorations, rafting, bird watching, Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine sites, mountain climbing and walks in the Pindus mountains, Museums in Ioannina, the Roman city of Nikopolis, natural springs, castles and more. In the winter there is skiing in the mountains.

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