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Travel Arrangements

Flights

There are now quite a few flight options to reach the Ionian island of your choice.

Below we have listed links to take you to a selection of websites with information on charter and scheduled flights from different UK airports and also contact information for transfers from island to island and car hire.

Flexibility

Ionian Villas offers you the flexibility with many of its Ionian properties to choose which day and from which airport to fly and how long to stay – thus avoiding the crowds and being more of an independent traveller rather than a packaged holidaymaker.

You can choose to combine two or more island stays (outside July and August some owners are prepared to accept bookings of less than 7 days); you might wish to incorporate a stay in Venice followed by a ferry trip to Corfu; you might wish to stay in Athens for a night or two and then a domestic flight or ferry on to your Ionian island; you might want a 10-night stay. Sky Express operates a scheduled flight service connecting Corfu, Preveza (for Lefkas) and Cephalonia (Kefalonia). Ionian island hopping is now easier to arrange.

Friends of ours recently holidayed on a Greek island with a package holiday company advertising all the trimmings of a “personalised service”. They said that the experience of being herded onto a coach and then a ferry was a dehumanising experience. We cater for the individual. We can introduce you to a variety of inter-island transfers to escape the crowds. It is now possible to charter a speedboat to take you (there and back) from Corfu to Paxos, Paxos to AntiPaxos, Kefalonia to Ithaca and Lefkas to Meganissi. Call us for details.

Island Transfers

Our island managers, who can help with transfers (from airport/port to your chosen property) and car hire, have been known to us for many years. Contact them from the links below.

Travel Arrangements - Ionian Villas
  • Corfu Flights (For Corfu & Paxos)

    Mondays are the main charter flight arrival and departure days during the season for visitors to Corfu and Paxos.

    Easyjet and Ryanair now fly to Corfu (Kerkyra) on different days of the week, from March through to November. There are also other charter flights on days apart from Monday.

    Corfu Manager

    For "Meet & Greet” and transfers and car hire, contact our Corfu agent Evi Katechis at info@supertravel.gr or (0030) 26610 35218. We will advise you on whether car hire is needed for your chosen property.

  • Paxos Transfers

    Regular visitors to Paxos (Paxi/Paxoi) will know that transfers from Corfu are now relatively simple and fast. A ten minute taxi ride from the airport to Corfu’s new port and a one hour hydrofoil trip (approx 20 Euros) is a lot more comfortable than the older and slower ferries, which are still used by a few tour operators.

    On most days there is a hydrofoil departing Corfu around 14.30 and on some days this is the last service of the day. We therefore recommend that you book a flight to depart from UK before 08.00 to avoid missing this hydrofoil. If the flight is delayed and you miss the hydrofoil then our Paxos agent can book a Corfu hotel for you or arrange for you to be transferred to Paxos by seataxi speedboat (one way cost of approx 350 Euros).

    Our Paxos agent can provide a “Meet & Greet” service combined with your transfers so that first time visitors can be met at Corfu airport and taken to the new port by taxi and given pre-booked hydrofoil tickets – with a similar arrangement for the return journey.

    Paxos Manager

    For "Meet & Greet" and Paxos transfers and car hire contact our Paxos agent Dimitris Aronis at dimitris_aronis@yahoo.gr or (0030) 6973570801.

    Paxos Sea Taxi

    Paxos Sea Taxi or (0030) 6932232072- Nicos is based in Gaios. Fassoulias operates a seataxi from Lakka but has no website so ring (0030) 6977623033

  • Antipaxos Transfers

    The owners of our AntiPaxos properties will arrange your transfers from Paxos (Gaios) to the property and return to Paxos (Gaios). The cost of this transfer is included in the rental cost of Villa Kaliopi and Phoebe. The transfer from Corfu airport to Paxos (Gaios) is arranged by our Paxos manager, who will liaise with the AntiPaxos property owner so that you are met on arrival on Paxos. Further details of these arrangements plus recommendations for pre-ordering provisions will be given to you with the booking confirmation.

  • Cephalonia (Kefalonia) Flights (For Cephalonia & Ithaca)

    Saturdays are the main charter flight arrival and departure days during the season for visitors to Cephalonia (Kefalonia) and Ithaca but there are flights on other days of the week. Easyjet flies from London Gatwick to Cephalonia (Kefalonia) up to 3 times per week and from Milan to Kefalonia twice per week. Ryanair flies from Milan and Pisa to Kefalonia twice per week.

    Our Cephalonia (Kefalonia) manager can provide a "Meet & Greet" service combined with your transfers or car hire so that first time visitors can be met at Cephalonia airport and taken to their property by taxi or provided with a hire car – with a similar arrangement for the return journey.

    Cephalonia Manager

    For "Meet & Greet" and transfers and car hire, contact our Cephalonia agent Karron Remountos at ionianvillas.karron@gmail.com or call (0030) 6944304890. We will advise you on whether car hire is needed for your chosen property.

  • Ithaca Travel Arrangements

    Ithaca clients need to purchase flight tickets to Cephalonia (Kefalonia) and then contact our Ithaca manager (see above) who will arrange return transfers (including ferry tickets) to your Ithaca property.

    The transfer from Cephalonia (Kefalonia) airport entails a 40-minute journey to the port of Sami on the east coast and then a 40 minute ferry journey to Piso Aetos on Ithaca. Clients wanting a hire car on Ithaca can arrange this with our Cephalonia agent and take it on the ferry. For those clients not wanting a hire car, a taxi transfer will be arranged from airport to Sami and then from Piso Aetos to your property and return.

    Please ask us for details of a faster speedboat transfer from Agia Efimia (Cephalonia) to Piso Aetos.

    Ithaca Manager

    For "Meet & Greet", Ithaca taxi transfers, car hire and boat hire, email our Ithaca agent Sue White at ithaca.ionianvillas@gmail.com or call (0030) 6944289428. We will advise you on whether car hire is needed for your chosen property.

  • Lefkas Flights (For Lefkas & Meganissi)

    Sundays are the main charter flight arrival and departure days during the season for visitors to Lefkas (Lefkada) but there are flights on other days of the week. Lefkas island does not have its own airport. Preveza airport, on the Greek mainland, is a drive of 30 minutes from Lefkas Town using a bridge link.

    Our Lefkas agent can provide a "Meet & Greet" service combined with your transfers or car hire so that first time visitors can be met at Preveza airport and taken to their property by taxi or provided with a hire car – with a similar arrangement for the return journey.

    For Meganissi, the transfer from Preveza airport entails a 1 hour journey to the port of Nidri on Lefkas’ east coast and then a 25 minute ferry journey to Meganissi. Clients wanting a hire car on Meganissi can arrange this with our Lefkas agent and take it on the ferry. For those clients not wanting a hire car, a taxi transfer can be arranged from the airport to Nidri and on Meganissi.

    Please ask us for details of a faster speedboat transfer from Nidri (Lefkas) to Meganissi.

    Lefkas & Meganissi Manager

    For "Meet & Greet" and transfers and car hire, contact our agent Patricia Taylor at trishmaddy52@yahoo.com or (0030) 6976 209984. We will advise you on whether car hire is needed for your chosen property.

  • Domestic Greek Island Flights Greek Ferries
    Olympic Air
    Aegean Air
    Sky Express
    Greek Ferries
    We can give you help and advice for all flight, transfer and car hire arrangements but we do not make the booking itself – which is made by the island manager and paid for directly.