Ionian Odyssey

When you’re not marveling at the natural beauty surrounding you as you spend a week sailing in the Ionian Sea between the Greek mainland and the islands of Corfu and Paxos, you might be thinking of the journeys of Odysseus, imagining the shipwrecked hero washing up on Corfu's shore with the help of the goddess Athena. If you’re an English major, you might be imagining the British writers Lawrence and Gerald Durrell spending idyllic days in Corfu with their family as they did in the 1930s. You might, in fact, actually drop anchor in Kalami Bay just outside of Corfu town and visit the Durrell house. The Ionian islands, the westernmost of the Greek islands, have a character and a history all their own.