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The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in Greece. They are traditionally called the Seven Islands, but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones. The seven are, from north to south: Kerkyra (usually known as Corfu in English), Paxi (or Paxos), Lefkada (or Lefkas), Ithaki (or Ithaca), Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Zakynthos (Zante), and Kythira (sometimes known as Cerigo in English).
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Corfu is a favourite destination for Brits and Europeans. Considered one of the most beautiful Greek Islands, the lush green Corfu is also called the 'Emerald Island'. Corfu was the last stop for legendary Odysseus before returning home to Ithaca, and it still has a lot to offer the modern day visitor ...
Archaeological Museum of Corfu,
Corfu International Airport,
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Kefalonia is a large green island with pine forests and many species of wildflowers and herbs. It is the nesting area for Loggerhead turtles but unlike the neighboring island of Zakynthos where they are endangered, the turtles here are doing fine. The locals are known for being clever ...
Kefalonia Island Airport,
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Ithaca lies off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west and within sight of continental Greece. The municipality of Ithaca includes some islets as well. The capital, Vathy or Ithaki, has one of the world's largest natural harbours. Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus ...
The east coast section of Lefkada has small resorts of Lygia, Nikiana and Perigiali, all north of Nidri, the largest resort on the island. It is set in a sheltered location with views across to Skorpios—owned by Aristotle Onassis, Meganissi and other small islands, as well as the Greek mainland. 20 km south of Nidri is the resort of Vasiliki, a windsurfing center ...
Although possibly inhabited from prehistoric times, the Phoenicians are traditionally held to have been the first settlers on Paxos. The name is believed to be derived from Pax, which meant slate in their language. The Romans ruled the island from the 2nd century BC, and during the Byzantine period and Middle Ages it was constantly attacked by pirates ...
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Porto Katsiki on the Ioanian Sea island of Lefkada is one of the most famous beaches in Greece and Europe in general. Translation to English means 'Port of the Goat', because before only a goat could reach this area. A very famous and photogenic beach, it is at the bottom of an arc of pale cliff that seems to have been designed by an architect ...
Zakynthos is an island of stunning scenery. It's a great choice if you want to visit the other Ionian Islands and/or the mainland. Zakynthos was inhabited from the Neolithic Age, as archaeological excavations indicate. The famous ancient Greek poet and writer, Homer, first mentioned the island in his masterpieces, the Iliad and the Odyssey ...
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Ionian Islands destination information from sources at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
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