The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in the Ionian Sea in western Greece, and thus their name.
The main islands are as follows from the north to the south:
- Corfu (Corfu is its international name but Greeks call it Kerkyra)
- Paxos or Paxi (in fact, Paxos is the island, and Paxi is a group of a few small islands)
- Lefkada (also known as Lefkas)
- Zakynthos (Zante)
- Kythira (part of the Ionian group but located below Peloponnese and managed by Attica)
In the group there are other inhabited islands (eg, Mathraki, Meganissi, Erikoussa etc.), but they are small, with population less than 100 residents. Tourists visit them for walk, not for accommodation.