The natural wealth is one of the main and important characteristic of the Ionian islands.
All the islands are rich in vegetation with rare species of flora and fauna, and there are many natural attractions with interesting geological phenomena.
There is also an extra interest in the Ionian Islands from the ecological view. In thw Ionian sea some of the endangered species of the Mediterranean, the turtle Careta-Careta and the Mediterranean seal.
While visiting the Ionian islands you will find many natural attractions. The strong characteristic of these islands are the dreamy beaches with turquoise waters and endless coasts.
There are also many picturesque and beautiful small ports-marinas in the islands that can be a shelter for rest and swimming for those who explore the beauty of the Ionian Sea by boat.
The geomorphology of the Ionian Islands
The Perifery of The Ionian Islands is an island region, which was forming according to its common historical and cultural ex past. The islands have common social and economic characteristics, that are originated from the structure of the island place that are enlisting. The common historical and cultural past with the wealthy cultural resources has formed the identity of the Perifery. Also, the Region disposed remarcable natural phycicall surroundings with distinuished cottages that are presenting the special characteristics of the Ionian Islands. more...
The cavern of Agios Matthias (“Hole of the sea”) of Paleolithic Age is located at the Mathios Mountain in Corfu, 500m away from the monastery. According to the tale, the cavern emerges from the sea.
The coastline and sea territory from Kanoni to Mesoggi in Corfu is parted from underwater landscapes covered with sea-plants/seaweeds (posidonies) and reefs, It is a part of the “Natura 2000” program, code number GR2230005 and it is in category SCI which means sight of community interest.
The Monte Nero or Ainos in Kefalonia: Here, the variety Abies Cefalonica is unique and worldwide lion. The glorious forest with an incredible view and the black firs has been proclaimed National Park since 1962. The monastery of Agios Gerasimos is located in the valley of Omalon and every year, on August 16 and October 20, thousands of pilgrims visit it.
Drogarati Cavern in Kefalonia:North of Argostoli, there is one of the most significant and impressive caverns with stalactites, stalagmites and astounding acoustics.
Melissani Lake in Kefalonia: Subterranean lake of astonishing beauty close to Sami. Big part of the roof has collapsed and the advent of the sun-light produces an enthralling result. You may explore the lake with a boat and you will admire the shapes of the stalactites.
Alabaster Cavern in Lefkada: It would be an omission not to visit the amazing alabaster cavern in the territory of Agia Ekaterini, southly-western of the city of Lefkada, which was named after the alabaster ornament with stalactites and stalagmites.
Foreland of Skinari in Zante: 53 km.north of the Hora. The index mark of this place is the rock. Vertical, steady, absolute, eternal rocks…
And the blue, fair, profound water plays with the rock producing caves and complexes that astonish.
Afentikos Loggos in Ithaki: Dense forest of wild beauty. It is located north of the Perahori viallage in South Ithace.
Cave of Ypapanti in Paxoi: The sea cave of Ipapanti is located in the Lakka village of Paxoi. The cave is said to reach the church and the house of Grammatikos, an old tenable building.