"Accommodation and Best Time for the Ionians" Greece Favorite Tip by nickandchris
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Favorite thing: The Ionian islands of Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos andLefkas are all beautiful islands, with Zakynthos being the most touristy and probably Ithaca the least. They are in the west and are more northerly than most tourist destinations in Geece, therefore expect more rain!!!
I would suggest to go in May, early season, when the islands are beautifully green from the winter's rain, wild flowers grow in abundance and accommodaton is cheaper.The sea is warm enough to swim in and air temps will be around 19 - 26 c. For those who enjoy camping you will find camp sites on Lefkas and Kefalonia, the other two I'm not sure but I'm sure there will be campsites. I would expect to pay around 30 - 40 euros a night for a studio/ apartment with your own kitchen. If you only want a room with no facilities, it will be less.Camp sites I find expensive compared with rooms, often have limited facilities and can become very crowded.
There is only Ithaca you can't fly to, you must get a ferry, usually from the north of Kefalonia.
Having your own transport will enable you the freedom of visiting places at your own pace, although on all these islands, there are reasonable bus services, you will simply be more limited as to where you can get to.
Fondest memory: The lush greeness of the Ionians, wild flowers in abundance, beautiful coastlines and warm, friendly locals.
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