Ferries to Ionian Islands


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  • Ferries from Greece to the Ionian Islands

  • Ferries from Ionian Islands to the Ionian Islands

    • Sami to Pisaetos Ferry
      infrequent crossings
      20 min
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  • Ferries from Italy to the Ionian Islands

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You can use AFerry to book ferries to the Ionian Islands including Kefalonia, Kythira, Corfu, Zakynthos (Zante), Lefkada, Paxi or Ithaka from mainland Greece, other islands and Italy. Using AFerry you will always get a great deal on your ferry to the Ionian Islands. See below for timetables and the latest special offers.

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How to book your Ionian Islands ferry

Booking an Ionian Islands ferry couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page. Or, if you see a price you like on the left, just select the number of passengers and click go.

About the Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands are situated off the west coast of Greece, and comprise the islands of Kefalonia, Kythira, Corfu, Zakynthos (Zante), Lefkada, Paxi and Ithaka. These beautiful Greek Islands have a rich and colourful history. The past occupation of the British and the French has given the islands a distinct feel that is quite different to the other Greek archipelagos.

The islands are famed for their clear blue waters, long beautiful sandy beaches enclosed by cliffs, quaint villages and a stunning countryside. Each Ionian island has it's very own unique charm and between them, they have everything you could possibly want from a holiday in the Greek islands. Why not try island hopping to capture the essence of each island?

Ionian Islands Travel Guide

The Greek Ionian Islands are situated off the west coast of Greece, with the exception of Kythira to the south, and comprise the islands of Corfu, Paxos (Paxi), Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos (Zante) and Kythira, as well as numerous smaller islands

The Ionian Islands are a chain of islands that stretch along the West coast of Greece and out into the Ionian Sea. They are much greener than many Greek islands and are a tranquil place for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas of Greece.

Travel around the Ionian Islands

The method of travel depends upon which of the islands you happen to be visiting. On most, though, it is a pretty safe bet to assume that there is the ability to rent a car. Due to the nature of the roads on some more remote parts of the islands, it always pays to get a four-wheeled drive.

Many islands also have small local buses, though times can be unpredictable. The islands have beautiful scenery, making bikes the perfect way to get around. On Zante, you can get bike tours of the islands, giving you the perfect opportunity to see things in a relaxed and exciting way.

Things to see on the Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands offer a multitude of things to see, from vast unspoilt stretches of sandy beaches to ancient monuments hidden away in a glove of lush undergrowth. Zante is also known for its endangered species of sea turtle.

When you finally find the energy and inclination to venture off your deckchair, the clear seas around the islands also offer plenty of opportunity for scuba diving. Boat trips are also a great way to see the island, and a trip to see the Blue Caves of Zante is particularly worth the effort.

The Ionian Islands offer a multitude of things to see, from vast unspoilt stretches of sandy beaches to ancient monuments hidden away in a glove of lush undergrowth.

AFerry.co.uk offers the best way to find the cheapest ferry routes to Zante with its easy to use booking form. Begin your holiday on a ferry and start relaxing straight away!


  • 26 Jul 2019
    On Time
    • On time smooth and pleasant crossing.

      Review by ECEVIT DUZGEN

  • 14 Jan 2019
    Dream come true
    • I used all ferries in my travels from island to island in Greece service magic the best food l ate was on ferries and boats ANEK Lines SUPERFAST and other lines slept in cabins and on deck best experience in my life worth doing

      Review by Milan Paunovic or TiggerTheLion on instagram

  • 03 Aug 2018
    Bari to Corfu with Ventouris Ferries
    • This was a very straightforward overnight. Taking sleeping mats and a sleeping bag, there is plenty of room on the deck to stretch out and get a good night's sleep in the cool of the night air. The journey time therefore feels much shorter with the sleep and in the morning the beautiful vistas of Corfu while away the time. We arrived around two hours ahead of schedule. Food on board is adequate but for countries with such culinary traditions uninspiring. It would be better to make or buy your own before arriving at Bari. Overall, the smoothness of the crossing was a welcome relief after some long driving to get to Bari.

      Review by MARK PYRGOS

  • 27 Aug 2017
    Quick, crowded but cheap
    • The check-in in Bari was very unorganised and took a long time, but then again the ferry was quite full. Most people decide to camp somewhere on the floor, the lounge chair I booked was initially comfortable, but then a huge family with shouting children and a dog came to sit in front of me. Thankfully I could upgrade to a cabin to get the necessary sleep during the night. A plus for the staff. The ferry is not very expensive, so overall the value for money is good.

      Review by MARINUS VOS

  • 21 Aug 2017
    Sunset to sunrise
    • Fantastic overnight trip from bari to corfu saw an amazing sunset then arrived to a glorious sunrise over corfu, great experience loads of fun

      Review by Marie oppy

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the Ionian Islands Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to the Ionian Islands? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to Ionian Islands?

Ferries to Ionian Islands are operated by European Seaways and Levante Ferries.

Where can I get a ferry to in Ionian Islands?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Corfu, Pisaetos, Poros and Zante.

How long is the ferry to Ionian Islands?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Ionian Islands is Sami - Pisaetos with Levante Ferries and takes 20 min, while the longest crossing is Brindisi - Corfu with European Seaways and can take up to 6 hrs 30 min.