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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, 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) is 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.

Photo Gallery Ionian Islands - Photos of Ionian Islands


Bij de bronnen van Karavas | Kythira | Foto 50 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Agios Gordis (Gordios) | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 47 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Seki | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 5 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Paleokastritsa (Palaiokastritsa) | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 27 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Alykes Zakynthos | Griekenland | De Griekse Gids foto 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Strand Xigkia (Xigia) | Zakynthos | De Griekse Gids nr 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Zeilboten in Lassi - Kefalonia - Foto 470 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Corfu stad | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 159 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Myrtos strand - Kefalonia - Foto 58 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Makris Gialos Lassi - Kefalonia - Foto 278 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Porto Katsiki - Eiland Lefkas -  Foto 12 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Agios Nikitas - Eiland Lefkas -  Foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Vathy, Ithaki - Ithaca - Foto 037 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Lassi - Kefalonia - Foto 572 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Sidari | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 21 - Foto van De Griekse Gids


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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 in 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 on the west of 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.

De kmap of the Ionian Islands Cephalonia Cephalonia Ithaca Zakynthos - Zante Lefkada Paxos, Antipaxos, paxi Corfu / Kerkyra
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Photos Ionian Islands - Ionian Islands pictures


Ermones | Corfu | De Griekse Gids - foto 15 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Gaios | Eiland Paxos (Paxi) bij Corfu | De Griekse Gids | Foto 016 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Strand Xigkia (Xigia) | Zakynthos | De Griekse Gids nr 14 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Melissani grot - Kefalonia - Foto 207 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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