The Greek Ionian Islands are on the country’s west coast (the Ionian Sea.)
The northernmost island, Corfu, has:
- An old town of Renaissance, baroque and classical architecture.
- The 19th-century Liston with a promenade on the central square featuring arcades and cafes
- A 15th-century Old Fortress
- The Palace of St. Michael and St. George is the home to the Museum of Asian Art.
The island, Lefkada, features the 14th-century, Agia Mavra Fort.
Kefalonia is the largest island and highlights:
- Snorkeling or diving and a glimpse of sea turtles.
- Limestone cliffs surround Myrtos Beach.
- On the island is Melissani Cave, with an underground lake accessed by a tunnel.
Near Kefalonia, on the island of Ithaca, one can:
- Hike and mountain-bike through olive groves, or
- In the town of Vathý, visit the Archaeological Museum of Ithaca.
The island of Zakynthos has secluded beach coves:
- One with a shipwreck.
- In Zakynthos town features the Post Byzantine Museum contains gold-trimmed statues and icons