With so many islands to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed to make it to every one of them. Some of the best sites can be found on Corfu, Lefkada, and Zakynthos. Many of these waters are protected by a marine park, providing a safe and productive place for sea life to thrive.Corfu has a great wreck to see. The HMS Regulus was sunk in 1945, and boasts a huge anchor where marine life often congregates. Another stellar wreck is off of Kefalonia, one of the most popular in all of the Ionian. The HMS Perseus is a submarine, now transformed into an artificial reef. You are likely to run across larger creatures during your trek here.Don’t think that only the large islands offer great diving, though: Kastos, Atokos, and Arkoudi are hugely accommodating to divers.
Ionian Islands Sea Life
Near wreck sites you can sometimes see tremendous grouper and sea bass as well as fast moving jacks and wrasse. On the sea floor, strange invertebrates make appearances.Sponges make ideal homes for crustaceans like shrimp and crabs, whose day to day activities are entrancing to behold.Look closely to rock formations where you can often see nudibranchs of varying sizes and colors.
How To Get There
After getting to the mainland of Greece, you can either fly or take the ferry to the Ionian Islands. While on the islands be sure to take advantage of the public transportation that is available.