Situated on a thin strip of western mainland Greece, spectacular scenery comes as standard on the Ionian coast. Prepare to be dazzled with a lush, soaring landscape of dense forests, dreamy lagoons, and mountain villages. And that’s just to start - the curving coastline gives off an idyllic island vibe, with the turquoise Ionian Sea lapping gently at the white sandy beaches and pebbled coves.
It's easy to see why this coastal region incorporating the picturesque towns of Preveza, Sivota Bay, and Parga is known as Greece's "Amalfi Coast." Think rainbow-coloured houses crowding swoon-worthy harbours and checkered-cloth tavernas. Throw in a sun-soaked climate, and this mainland wonder has all the ingredients for an unforgettable Greek villa holiday.
The Ionian coast of Greece - where the azure waters of the Mediterranean meet the rugged, sun-drenched beauty of Greece. We invite you to experience the ultimate unforgettable holiday with one of our villas in Greece.
From luxury villas with breathtaking views of the turquoise sea, to traditional properties in hillside settings, our villas are perfectly located on the Ionian coast, with easy access to some of Greece's most stunning beaches and picturesque villages
Our Greece villas are elegantly designed, with modern amenities and a range of luxurious furnishings, ensuring that you will feel right at home. From private pools to fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas, we have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.
Don't wait any longer to book your dream holiday on the Ionian coast of Greece. With a Greek villa holiday, you can experience the ultimate summer retreat in one of the world's most beautiful and inspiring destinations. Book now and start counting down the days until your Greek adventure begins.
Things to do in Ionian Coast
While the Ionian islands receive the majority of the attention, you can’t ignore the gems that lie on Greece’s western mainland coastline. With a swathe of golden sand, bustling markets, and fascinating ruins – there’s no end to the exciting things you can see on the Ionian Coast. Backed by countryside and a rugged mountain interior, go off the beaten track, discover dramatic gorges and tree-filled valleys. With a 100-kilometer coastline, there’s an endless list of beguiling beaches and a sun-soaked stretch of sand to suit everyone.
From exploring charming villages nestled in the hills to diving into the deep blue sea, the Ionian coast offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Explore hidden coves, sunbathe on secluded beaches, hike through olive groves or simply indulge in the local cuisine and wine. Every moment is an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime.
You’ll be enchanted by traditional seafront towns with Venetian heritage, with authentic Grecian markets and craft shops that haven’t changed for centuries. In Parga Town, the narrow streets are peppered with glass-cabinet jewellers and little galleries, while Sivota Bay has embroidery shops and a bustling market to dive into selling handmade gifts.
Spoil your taste buds with some traditional Greek food at a local taverna. On every menu you’ll find mouth-watering dishes from succulent mezzes, homemade pies and cheese-filled appetisers. You won’t be short on history, with fascinating ancient ruins, monasteries, amphitheatres, and medieval castles to delve into. On the 14th of August, the eve of the Feast of the Virgin Mary, look out for the cultural delight that is the Kanaria Festival at Parga, where locals celebrate the return of the Parga population from Corfu with music, food, and fireworks.
Splashing the shores with glimmering gold and azure blue, the Ionian Coast is among the most photographic in Greece. Spectacular scenery comes as standard here, with thick chalk-white sands and pebbled plots that give way to rolling forests. Wherever you lay your towel, you won’t be disappointed, with beaches and coves unfurling all the way from Sivota Bay in the north to Parga in the south.
Loutsa Beach (also known as Agios Ioannis Beach) is a long sandy beach located near the town of Preveza. With its crystal-clear waters and organised beach bars, it's a popular spot for both locals and tourists.
Ammoudia Beach is a picturesque sandy beach near the mouth of the Acheron River. Surrounded by lush greenery and with plenty of water sports available, it's a great spot for families and adventure-seekers.
Karavostasi Beach is a stunning blue-flag beach near Sivota. With its turquoise waters and white sand, it's a great place to enjoy swimming and sunbathing.
Parga Beach is a long sandy beach in the heart of Parga town. With its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking views of the surrounding hills, it's a great for a relaxing day by the sea.
Bella Vraka Beach
Bella Vraka Beach is a hidden gem on the island of Paxos, accessible by boat from the town of Parga. With its turquoise waters and rocky cliffs, it's a great destination for a secluded day trip.
Krioneri Beach is a beautiful pebble beach in the heart of Parga town. With its clear turquoise waters and scenic views of the surrounding hills, it's a popular with both tourists and locals alike.
Monolithi Beach is long, sandy beach near the town of Preveza. With its calm waters and gentle slope, it's a ideal for families with children. The beach is also boasts impressive sand dunes, creating a unique and striking landscape.
Food and Drink in Ionian Coast
The Ionian Coast has its feet planted in authentic Greek culture, overflowing with tasteful simplicity and centuries-old flavours. Savour culinary delights at waterfront restaurants, traditional little eateries, and charming mountain-clad taverns, using fresh and locally grown produce. Along the coastline, you'll get a real taste of Greece with traditional delicacies, including fresh seafood, tzatziki, moussaka, and sumptuous kebab dishes to savour.
Delve into the mountainous inland to try long standing regional recipes, including homemade pies, cheese-filled appetisers and hearty soups. If you have a sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed with syrup-laced pastries such as baklava and fruity spoon sweets made from figs and berries. Where there’s good food, there’s also good wine. Made in lush vineyards perched in the Zitsa highlands, with the high altitudes giving the white and sparkling wines a delicious kick. The coastline has a long tradition with ouzo, a beloved dry anise-flavoured aperitif enjoyed with a few ice cubes with some delicious meze.
History and Culture in Ionian Coast
It would be a Greek tragedy not to visit the coast’s ancient theatres, with tantalising views out to sea from the fascinating ruined city of Kassope. The ancient Dodoni theatre is well-preserved, where you can truly let your imagination run wild picturing comedies and tragedies unfolding as they did centuries ago. Find out more about Greek legends at the Necromanteion of Acheron, believed to be the place where the dead began their descent to Hades. You can’t ignore the more recent history. Occupied by the Ottomans until the 19th century, the region is scattered with historic churches, impressive castles, and old stone bridges. Parga castle was once a mighty Venetian fortress overlooking the village, with its crumbling ruins telling its turbulent history.
Marvel at the beauty of nature at Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park, with a unique landscape of forested hills, wet meadows, lush vegetation, and shallow bays that weave through fishing villages. The vibrant biodiversity is something else - get up close to rare marine species including bottlenose dolphins, monk seals, and loggerhead turtles.
If you’re craving a taste of adventure, Zagorochoria is a haven for hiking enthusiasts with trails that weave through mountains, rivers, gorges, and traditional stone-built villages. A closer day trip is the mountainous region of Tzoumerka, where you can get stuck into hiking and rafting, alongside discovering some magical cobblestone villages.
Be enchanted by the charms of Lake Ioannina and its fairy-tale-like peninsula, bordered with beautifully calm green waters. Surrounded by thick reed beds and dense thickets of willows and poplar trees, hop on a boat and ferry through the local nature, spotting historic monasteries and flocks of birds along the way.
Greek villa holidays on the Ionian coast
The Ionian coast is a magical destination, offering an abundance of natural beauty and an enchanting blend of ancient and modern cultures. Boasting pristine beaches, breathtaking vistas and awe-inspiring sunsets, the west coast of Greece is truly the perfect place for a romantic getaway, or a family holiday.
Imagine waking up in a your own private villa overlooking crystal clear turquoise waters, the gentle sea breeze kissing your skin, and the sound of waves gently lapping at the beach. Our villas offer a tranquil escape from the stresses of everyday life, where you can unwind and recharge in the most serene of surroundings.
Come and discover the magic of the Ionian coast, where every moment is a dreamy, relaxing escape. Book your stay now and let us help you create unforgettable memories on the stunning Ionian coast.
Choose from a range of villas on the Ionian coast
Discover the magic of the Preveza, Sivota Bay, and Parga regions of Greece for yourself. With their stunning beaches, charming towns, and rich history, these destinations are the perfect holiday spot for anyone looking to experience the very best of Greece.
Preveza, once an important naval base during the Ottoman Empire, is a town steeped in history and charm. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleyways of the old town, visit the Venetian Castle, or simply relax on the beautiful beaches. With a lively nightlife scene and plenty of water sports on offer, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Preveza.
Sivota Bay is a picture-perfect fishing village that will steal your heart. With its traditional stone buildings and crystal-clear waters, it's the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Take a boat tour to explore the nearby islands, swim in the turquoise waters, or simply soak up the laid-back atmosphere of this charming village.
Parga is a town with a rich cultural heritage that's just waiting to be explored. The Venetian Castle dating back to the 14th century is a must-visit for history buffs, while the narrow streets and alleyways of the old town are the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. With beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife, Parga has something for everyone.
Ionian Coast holiday villas
Escape to the ultimate paradise on the Ionian Coast, the western coast of Greece, and experience the luxury of a private holiday villa with your own private pool. Nothing beats the convenience of having your own space to relax and unwind, and a private swimming pool provides the perfect setting for you and your loved ones to make unforgettable memories.
Imagine starting your day with a refreshing swim in the privacy of your own pool, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and Ionian islands. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on your terrace as you soak up the warm Greek sunshine, before exploring the local area.
After a day of sightseeing and adventure, return to the tranquility of your private villa and take a refreshing swim in your pool, or simply relax on a lounger and soak up the peaceful surroundings. Whether you're travelling with family or friends, a private villa with a pool ensures you have the most relaxing holiday.
Private swimming pool
With a private pool, you can truly unwind and escape from the stresses of everyday life. No more crowded public pools, no more fighting for sun loungers – just pure relaxation and tranquility in the privacy of your own villa.
Booking a holiday villa with a private pool on the Ionian coast of Greece is the ultimate holiday experience. With superb views, essential amenities like wi fi and air conditioning, and the privacy and comfort of your own space, it's the best decision you could make for your next holiday.
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Facts about Ionian Coast
Currency: Euro €
Flight Time: 3hrs
Time Difference: +2hrs
Capital City: Preveza
Nearest Airport: Aktion National Airport – Preveza (PVK)