LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Accommodations in small apartments, stone
houses, villas and hotels are part of a program offered by Island
Under the name Greek Islands Club, the operator features about
250 different accommodations located on nine mostly undiscovered
islands in the Ionian Sea (Paxos, Ithaca, Cephalonia, Zakynthos,
Kythira, Corfu) and in the Aegean (Skiathos, Skopelos,
All villa rentals include either roundtrip airport transfers or
transfers from ferry docks, a rental car where noted, a welcome
food package, utilities and linens, maid service and taxes.
Some vacations include the use of a boat, although on most
islands, boats with outboard engines can be rented for exploring or
picnicking in out-of-the-way places.
Sports activities vary from island to island and include dinghy
sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing, tennis, mountain biking, scuba
diving, golf and horseback riding.
On the Ionian Islands, the Greek Island Club created Friends of
the Ionian, which contributes to the protection of the region's
social and natural history.
Guests can enjoy guided walks and informative talks by
naturalists on topics such as birds, botany, the Caretta-Caretta
turtles (on Zakynthos island) and olive cultivation and on cultural
matters such as cuisine, music and dance.
If clients choose to stay, for example, at the Daphne Villa on
Paxos, the cost for four people, including use of a car, ranges
from $1,419 to $2,709 per week, depending on the season.
On Skiathos, the Kalami Villa, with use of a car, is priced
between $1,390 and $2,503 per week for two.
There are dozens of choices that are less expensive and others
far more expensive, such as an elegant villa in Corfu.
An extension to the Greek Islands Club program this year is its
The program enables travelers to experience the best of 50 small
luxury properties on eight Greek Islands, from the 23-room Bratsera
Hotel on Hydra to the deluxe, 24-room Kivotos on Mykonos.
Phone: (800) 394-5577 or (914) 833-3300