Luxury holidays in Epirus Coast

To make a beeline inland for the foothills of the Pindos Mountains is to bypass the beauty of this dramatically varied coastline, sometimes likened to Italy’s Amalfi coast. Its beaches are every bit as beautiful as those of its offshore island cousins, Corfu and Paxos, with something to suit every taste, from sweeping and sandy to cliff-backed and pebbled. The Epirus Coast’s diminutive hubs are the taverna-dotted fishing village of Sivota and the resort town of Parga, where brightly painted houses tumbling down the hills justify the Positano paradigm.

When to go

The Ionian coastline is open to visitors seasonally between May and October. Go either side of summer for clement climes and beaches you won’t have to share. July and August bring the best of the weather, with bars and restaurants fully open and its Ionian lapped shores proving utter bliss for beach lovers.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Preveza International Airport (also called Aktion) is the southerly gateway to the region. Offshore, Corfu International Airport is well connected, too, with onward ferry or private boat transfers.
  • Automobiles

    The roads here are rural, snaking from valley to valley, with all the bends and gradients you’d expect from such panoramic terrain. Self-driving is not for the faint of heart, but will give you the freedom you need to explore the region if the words ‘boat trip’ fill you with dread.