Must-see: Ionian Islands, Greece

Greece represents, for many, the favorite summer destination in Europe.  Every summer, travelers pour into the Cyclades Islands - mainly Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros. However, the Hellenic state has other jewels worth visiting. On the West Coast, facing Italy, are the Ionian Islands, small islands easily navigable with small ferries and tour boats. To get there, you can jump on a ferry in Venice that will take you to one of the three main ports on the Ionian coast of Greece [Igoumenitsa, Corfu, and Patras]. The journey is part of the holiday; whether you're staying in a cabin or camping on the deck, you'll have plenty of fun meeting other travelers, playing Greek games, and getting to taste a little of the deliciousness that is the Greek cuisine. [caption id="attachment_4948" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Venice, Italy"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4949" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Ferry"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4951" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="St. Mark's Square, Venice - from the ferry"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4950" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Lion of St. Mark - symbol of Venice"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4952" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Arrival in the port of Igoumenitsa, Greece"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4953" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="First sunset in Sivota, Greece"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4954" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="In Greece, photoshop is not needed"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4955" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Porto Katsiki - Lefkada Island"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4956" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Porto Katsiki - Lefkada Island"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4957" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Mule"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4960" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Island of Corfu"][/caption]   This was a guest post by Swiss Tripper Apo. If you would like more tips and information about Greece, Italy, or Switzerland connect with him through his Tripping profile and join him on the Travel Photographers Network.