Historic new Ferry Route for the Ionians
Long arduous ferry journeys between the Ionian islands will be a thing of the past this summer as the popular island cluster is linked for the first time in history by a much-needed new ferry route.
From May 1, visitors who would have previously had to travel far out of their way – and usually back to the mainland – can now island hop between Corfu, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Paxos, from Monday through to Saturday. The service by ferry company Ilida Paxos Hydrofoil will be run on a 30-metre long vessel, with a capacity for 260 passengers, and will continue through until October 14. The long-awaited routes were introduced to end the traditional isolation between the beautiful Ionian island group and to boost their tourism potential.