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The Ionian Island Group is composed of 7 islands (Eptànissa in modern Greek) each of them with a distinct character and one more beautiful than the other. They lie off the west coast of Greece and start with Corfu and Paxos in the north, Lefkada, Ithaca and Kefalonia in the Central Ionian and Zakynthos in the south.


Ionian Islands are the most famous sailing destination in Greece. The Ionian islands, specificly Ithaca (modern Itháki) were the Homeric realm of Odysseus. Here alone, of all the modern Greek territory, the Ottomans never held sway – except on Lefkádha.


After their fall possession passed over to the Venetians, and the Ionian Islands became a pillar for the Venetian Maritime Empire. Although most of the population never accepted Italian as their official language and the Roman Catholicism as their religion, the Venetian influence remains evident in the architecture of the island.


On Corfu (Kerkyra), the Venetian culture is mixed with a British influence, which comes from the military “protectorate” established over the Ionian Islands during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1864 the archipelago was officially declared Greek.


Today there is no doubt about the population's Greekness: the poet Dhionyssios Solomos, author of the national anthem, hailed from the Ionians, as did Nikos Mantzelos, who provided the music, and the first Greek president, Ioannis Kapodhistrias.


Aktio–Vonitsa

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In the municipality of Aktion–Vonitsa in West Greece, pines, cypresses and wild oak trees composea landscape of unique beauty.

Amfilochia

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Amfilochia is amphitheatrically built between two hills in the creek of Amvrakikos Gulf, a small but beautiful town also known as the Bride of Amvrakikos.

Andravida-Kyllini

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The municipality of Andravida–Kyllini in western Peloponnese with its seat at Lechaina, is a popular resort with modern accommodations. Numerous hotels, taverns and cafe bars offer all comforts for a pleasant stay.

Archaia Olympia

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Archaia Olympia is a municipality in western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of Alpheios river; it sprawls over the southwest foot of Mount Kronios, at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers, in a lush, green landscape.

Arta

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Arta is an exquisite travel destination, which offers unique experiences to its visitors, natural parks, buzzing beaches, and a variety of rivers, waterfalls and rough mountains.

Corfu

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The rich multi-cultural heritage, the historic monuments, the stunning natural landscape, the crystal clear seas, and the excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.

Filiates

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The municipality of Filiates with the beautiful mountainous and traditional seaside villages along with the spectacular natural landscapes offers visitors a great number of satisfying alternatives.

Igoumenitsa

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Overlooking the Ionian Sea, Igoumenitsa is situated between rolling hills covered with pine forests, in the bay opposite the island of Corfu, ideal for a holiday close to nature.

Ilida

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The Municipality of Ilida, located in northwestern Elis, is a place with rich natural, historical and cultural heritage, old and historic monasteries, quaint villages, olive trees, vineyards, crystal clear sea and hospitable residents.

Ithaca

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Ithaca is an island located in the Ionian Sea, worldwide famous as the home of Odysseus, with large mountainous surface in a sequence of blue and green alongside the coast and through trees up on the hills is an ideal place for diverse activities.

Kefalonia

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The magnificent sights, amazing beaches along with a rich cultural heritage, and hospitable people makeKefalonia one of the most attractive destinations.

Lefkada

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Located in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece, Lefkada is a unique place full of remarkable sights, churches and monasteries, beautiful narrow streets, small squares, picturesque settlements, green surroundings and wonderful beaches.

Meganisi

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Meganisi is a picturesque island of the Ionian sea, 4 nautical miles southeast of Lefkada with traditional architecture, picturesque bays with fish taverns andgreen landscapes and crystal waters.

Nikolaos Skoufas

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The municipality of Nikolaos Skoufas was named after a leader of the Greek independence movement.. Peta, the seat of the municipality, is a village with traditional houses, built amphitheatrically on a hill with a view of Arta.

Parga

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Parga is a popular tourist attraction and a characteristic traditional settlement, built on the fringes of the Venetian castle, in a lush area with keen island colors, alluring beaches and surrounding islands.

Paxoi

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Paxoi is the ideal island for a peaceful holiday. Picturesque villages, fjord-shaped coves, underwater caves, small bays and green hills welcome the lucky visitors.

Preveza

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In the picturesque streets of Preveza there are old mansions, gardens and flower-filled yards, while in its surroundings olive groves, exquisite beaches, and archaeological sites are to be discovered.

Pyrgos

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Pyrgos is the capital of the Prefecture of Elis, with a rich history and many remarkable sights in the surrounding area, along with sandy beaches andverdurous hills.

Trifylia

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The compelling rocks, the dense vegetation of Mount Egaleo and the marvelous sandy beaches of Kyparissia Gulf bond together harmoniously offering a fascinating picture to the visitor of Trifylia.

Vartholomio

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Vartholomio combines natural beauty with α modern tourism infrastructure. The numerous hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafes and bars provide high quality services to visitors who enjoy a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Xiromero

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The municipality of Xiromero is situated in West Greece in a beautiful landscape combining mountain and sea with traditional coastal and mountainous villages.

Zacharo

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Zacharo has an important, multifaceted tourism potential. Historic sites along pristine beaches are combined with beautiful, picturesque landscapes, and natural sights..

Zakynthos

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Zakynthos or Zante, the third in size of the islands of the Ionian Sea is rich in beauty and tradition

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