The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in the Ionian Sea in western Greece, and thus their name. They are also called the seven islands, because the largest and most famous are 7 in number, but the group includes many other small islets.
The seven main islands are as follows form 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)
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.
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|Lefkada||Lefkada Town, Nikiana, Nydri, Vasiliki... (all)|
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