Company Review

Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays

Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays in Brief 

Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays does exactly what it says on the tin, and can also arrange hoidays to the less-visited Pelion Peninsula (an 'in-the-know' destination for Greeks) and city breaks in Athens.

Travelspinner's Review of Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays 

Founded by two Greeks and, rather randomly, a Kiwi, Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays has a great spread of hotels and self-catering villas across all budgets, and first-rate destination knowledge (co-owners Tassos Matsukis and Dimitri Patrikios are both Kefalonian born and bred; their partner Barrie Neilson has been running a sailing holiday company in the Greek islands for 30 years).

The company's roots lie in Kefalonia (or Cephalonia if you prefer), where Tassos has run the Captain's Cabin taverna in Fiskardo since 1977. He branched out first into rentals, which proved a success, and Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays grew from that, helped along by the 1994 worldwide blockbuster novel set on Kefalonia, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (if you haven't read it, do so, it's a delight, but whatever you do don't watch the movie with Nicholas Cage and Penélope Cruz; a true stinker). 

Today Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays has planted its flag in 12 other destinations. In the Ionian Sea - Ithaka, Lefkada, Meganisi, Corfu, Paxos and the Epiros Coast. In the Aegean, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skiathos, the Pelion Peninsula and the Greek captial, Athens.

The Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays team pride themselves on their no hidden extras policy. Prices are per person and include flights from the UK with 20kg luggage allowance, accommodation (obvsiously), transfers, car hire and even a welcome hamper - always a nice touch. Many properties, often well off the beaten track in the 13 different destinations covered, are exclusive to the company; all have been visited by the team.   

Awards & Accolades

Winner, Best Medium Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe, British Travel Awards 2014
Winner, Best Small Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe, British Travel Awards 2013
Winner, Best Independent Tour Operator to Hellenic Europe, British Travel Awards 2012 
Nominated for Best Mediterranean Tour Operator, British Travel Awards 2009

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Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays
107 Mount Pleasant Road
NW10 3EH

Phone number: +44 20 8459 0777