17 September 2018, 09:38

NEW: Call in on Odysseus and Onassis

NEW: Call in on Odysseus and Onassis: DST Greece EXT 27847

14-night All Inclusive Ionian island-hopping tour from £1,479

  • Saga takes care of luggage so guests enjoy ‘hands free island hopping experience’
  • All-inclusive four & five-star hotels with 11-hour free bar
  • Guaranteed departures on all advertised dates

A hands-free island-hopping tour of the Ionian Islands which were home to Odysseus and Onassis is promised on this tour designed to offer relaxation and fascination in equal measure – and better still, Saga carries all of the luggage!

The Ionian islands of Kefalonia, Lefkada and Zakynthos are home to caves and lakes, ancient ruins and blue flag beaches – but also to four and five-star hotels where Saga guests can enjoy plenty of time to luxuriate and drink from an 11-hour free bar.

Kefalonia features strongly in Greek legends - the Cave of Melissani, which can be entered by piloted rowing boats, is named after a nymph said to have thrown herself into its lake when her love for the god Pan was unrequited; while the lush island of Ithak was home to Homer's hero Odysseus. Guests can also find historic ruins, walking trails and a quaint capital, Vathy.

On Lefkada, reached by ferry, guests stay in an idyllic fishing village overlooking Vassiliki Bay, one of world’s the best windsurfing spots. From here an island-hopping boat tour features views of the private island of Skorpios, where Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy.

Lefkada is the only Ionian island connected to the Greek mainland yet its traditional villages, laid-back main town and green interior remain relatively unspoilt.

On Zakynthos, walks include a coastal view of the uninhabited island of Marathonisi, where loggerhead turtles nest. A boat trip to the hulk of the beached Panagiotis shipwreck passes the Blue Caves with the chance to swim at Smugglers Cove.

All hotels are all-inclusive and in Kefalonia the five-star Apostolata Island Resort runs a shuttlebus to the beach and towns of Skala and Poros, while the other host hotels are four-star Enodia Hotel, in Lefkada, and five-star Mabely Grand Hotel in Zakynthos.

For details call free on 0800 092 0803 or visit saga.co.uk/ionianhopping


 Saga has created four ‘Time to’ holiday styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them. Ionian Island Hopping is Discover (Pace 2).

 Money back guarantee

We’re confident you’ll enjoy your first holiday with us, but if you don’t, we’ll bring you home early and refund the cost of your holiday. The Money Back Guarantee is available to guests who have not previously travelled on a Saga holiday or cruise and who book their first Saga holiday from April 23, 2018.



Alex Brazier