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... Information about the Ionian Islands of Greece

These islands are in the Ionian Sea on the Italian side of Greece, with the exception of Kythira which is south of the eastern Peloponessos. They are connected by ferry to the towns of Patras in the Peloponessos, and Corfu and Cefalonia are connected by ferries from Italy. You can drive to Lefkada and there is a ferry from Killini on the Peloponessos to Cefalonia and Zakynthos. Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira have airports.

Corfu l Kefallonia l Kythira l Ithaki l Lefkada l Paxi l Zakynthos

Corfu (Island)
If it is true that any description of any place is inferior to the place itself, then imagine the beauty of Corfu-Kerkira (sometimes even spelled Kerkyra) as you go through the following texts, written by non-Greek, non-travel agent admirers of the beauty of the island: Flaming sunsets, exotic scenery, magical colours, romantic moonlight, luxurious vegetation, (lush green even in the height of summer) a riot of radiant flowers and colourful  ...   Expolre Corfu island
Ithaka (island)
The island of Ithaka (also referred to as Ithaca or Ithaki) is known as being Odysseus' homeland. (Homer's hero who, after the Trojan War, wandered for years before he finally reached his long-lost kingdom). Several archaeological sites associated with Homer's story along with some beautiful fishing villages and beaches make this an interesting island to visit. ...   Explore Ithaka Island
Keffalonia (Island)
While you may not yet have had a chance to visit this large Ionian Island, you have most probably heard of it thanks to the recent novel and movie of the same name, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin ...  Expolre Corfu island
Lefkada (island)
The large Ionian Island of Lefkada (also called Lefkas, Lefcas, Leucas and Lefkes) is situated just north of Kefalonia and south of Corfu and Paxi. In some ways, Lefkada is an artificial island, in that it was once a peninsula attached to the mainland and was intentionally “detached” in the 7th century BC by colonists from Corinth, who actually dug a channel and separated this “island” from the mainland ...  Expolre Lefkada island
Zakynthos (island)
The magnificent island of Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful and fertile islands of the Mediterranean. Its total size amounts to 406 square kilometers, and its permanent population is 35,000. The Zakynthians are optimistic, friendly, smiling, and hospitable people. They are also said to be very talkative and their linguistic idiom sounds like a song. ...  Expolre Zakynthos island
Paxi (islands)
Situated about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of Corfu, this tiny island of only 25 square kilometers (9.6 sq. miles) looks more like a forest growing out of the sea, rather than an island!
There are more than 300,000 olive trees covering its tiny surface, which accounts for its outstanding and well-known olive oil. Also known as Paxoi and Paxos, the island’s charming capital and main port is called Gaios, situated on the southeast coast. ...  Expolre Paxos island