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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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Vathy Ithaca - GreeceGuide.co.uk photo 17 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Lixouri Kefalonia - GreeceGuide.co.uk photo 14 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kythira town (Chora) | Greece | Greece  43 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Agios Gordis (Gordios) | Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  - Photo 7 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Poros Lefkados - Mikros Gialos Photo 40 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Blue Caves | Zakynthos | Greece  11 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Tragaki Zakynthos - Ionian Islands -  Photo 8 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kythira town (Chora) | Greece | Greece  118 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk  Vassiliki (Vasiliki) Photo 19 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Island of Paxos (Paxi) near Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  | Photo 021 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk beach Nidri (Nydri) Photo 5 - Lefkada (Lefkas) - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Ermones | Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  - Photo 15 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Boottrip Corfu | Ionian Islands | Greece  - Photo 6 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Karvounades Kythira | Ionian Islands | Greece | Greece  Photo 7 - Photo GreeceGuide.co.uk Kythira town (Chora) | Greece | Greece  263 - 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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Gouvia | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Melissani grot - Kefalonia - Foto 204 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Assos Kefalonia - Ionische eilanden -  Foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Stavros Ithaki - Ionische eilanden -  Foto 8 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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