Ionian Islands  

 


Ionian Islands - Greek Islands (Greece)

The Ionian Islands are also called 'Eptanissa' (Heptanese), which literally means "the Seven Islands". This group of islands stretches along the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The seven islands from north to south are Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Cephalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos and Kythira.

Actually the islands are more than seven as there are many smaller islands. The seven principal islands are the busiest and most touristy. Most of the Ionian Islands lie between Greece and Italy, only Kythira (and Antikythira) are located southeast of the Peloponnese.

The characteristics of the Ionian islands are: a green and lush countryside, forested mountains, varied landscapes, wonderful beaches with clear blue sea and charming villages. The nature is very similar to that of the mainland across from Epirus and Central Greece. The characteristics of Kythira are little bit different, geographically as culturally, Kythira looks more like a Cycladic island.

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Fiskardo - Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - Photo 77 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Assos - Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - Photo 145 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Karavomilos near Sami - Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - Photo 225 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Katelios and the Katelios bay - Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - Photo 388 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Island of Paxos (Paxi) near Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  | Photo 007 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Assos - Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - Photo 136 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Aghia Pelagia Kythira | beach Lagada Photo 93 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Megas Lakkos Kefalonia - GreeceGuide.co.uk photo 2 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Diakofti Kythira | Ionian Islands | Greece | Greece  Photo 1 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Corfu town | Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  - Photo 76 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kontogialos on Corfu - Beautiful uitzicht - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Sailboats The harbour of Nidri (Nydri) Photo 4 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kapsali Kythira | Ionian Islands | Greece | Greece  Photo 57 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kanoni | Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  Photo 44 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Alykes Zakynthos | Greece | Greece  Photo 13 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk


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The Seven Islands

Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the most popular islands in Greece. It is a cosmopolitan island located at the northernmost part of the Ionian Sea. Read more about Corfu»

Paxos(Paxi) is located on the southeast of Corfu, only 8 miles from the coast op Epirus. on the western coastline are steep slopes and remarkable rock formations. Read more about Paxos»

Ithaca (Ithaki) is the smallest of the seven islands, it is located to the east of Cephalonia. Ithaca is known all around the world as the homeland of Odysseus (Ulysses). Read more about Ithaca»

Cephalonia (Kefalonia) is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is situated west of Central Greece. It is a green mountainous island that is blessed with endless pine forests. Read more about Cephalonia»

Lefkada (Lefkas) is an enchanting island, famous for its magnificent white sandy beaches. Lefkada lies less than hundred meters from the mainland coast of Central Greece. Read more about Lefkada»

Zakynthos is the the southernmost island of the Ioanian sea. it is located to the west of the Peloponnese. Very interesting to visit are the Blue Caves and the Shipwreck. Read more about Zakynthos»

Kythira (Cythera) is an island lying in the southeastern of the Pelopponnese peninsula. It is a mountainous island with many beaches and traditional villages. Read more about Kythira»
 

Average temperature Ionian Islands
January
11.5°C
February
11.5°C
March
12.9°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.4°C
June
23.3°C
July
25.5°C
August
25.9°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.7°C
November
15.7°C
December
12.8°C

Interactive Map Ionian Islands

The Ionian islands are Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaca, Cephalonia and Zakynthos. Kythira is not on the map.

The map of the Ionian IslandsCephalonia Cephalonia Ithaca Zakynthos - Zante Lefkada Paxos, Antipaxos, paxi Corfu / Kerkyra
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Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee


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Klooster Mirtidia (Mirtidiotissa) | Kythira | Foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
De oude vesting | De Oude vesting | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Strand Xigkia (Xigia) | Zakynthos | De Griekse Gids nr 14 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Porto Zorro - Porto Azuro Zakynthos - Ionische eilanden -  Foto 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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