Corfu & the Ionian islands
The Ionian Sea is highly associated with Odyssey and the journey of Ulysses to Ithaca. The “Seven Islands” (Eptanisa) scattered in the Ionian Sea are verdant with pristine beaches ideal for family vacations. MAMAKITA introduces you to the family friendly side of Corfu and the Ionian Islands!
Corfu has always been considered the flagship of the Ionian Islands and among the most cosmopolitan and “must-visit” destinations in Greece. With a multicultural flair and the traces of its Venetian, French and British past evident in most parts of the island, Corfu maintains its sophisticated character attracting tourists from all over the world. This is more or less widely known; what is not, though, is that this part of Greece is linked to the Odyssey. Not only is Corfu considered to be the island where Ulysses met Princess Nausika, but also the neighboring Diapontia Islands, more specifically Othoni (or Othonoi), is considered to be the island of Ogygia, where nymph Calypso detained Ulysses for 7 years.
Another family friendly destination in the Ionian Islands is Lefkada, ideals for those looking for a family vacation with active teenagers who love watersports, sailing, and sea kayaking at some of the best beaches in Europe. Sea trips in these calm waters of Lefkada is easy and helps you experience the magic of the beautiful Eptanisa beaches without Poseidon or Aeolus interfering with your travel plans.
To plan your trip in the Ionian Islands with kids, advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested 7-day family friendly itineraries “The Journey of Ulysses” ideal for active families and teenagers around Lefkada, Kefalonia and Ithaca, or “Ulysses and Calypso” ideal for kids of all ages to the Diapontia Islands and Corfu, or contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.