Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands refers to the chain of Greek Islands stretching along the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Due to historical facts the isolated islands of Kithera and Antikythera, south of the Peloponnese, are here included in this group.

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Zakynthos, also called Zante, is the third largest island in the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of Greece.

Corfu, known also by its Greek name Kerkyra, is the northernmost of the Ionian Islands in Greece.

Corfu is the capital of the island of the same name.


Kefalonia, also Kefallonia and Kefallinia, is an island in the Ionian Islands in Greece.

Lefkada is one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea, with beaches such as Porto Katsiki and Eggremnoi.

Kythira is an island Southeast of the Peloponnese. Kythira refers to the Kythirian goddess, nurse of love.

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Other Names for Ionian Islands

  • Albanian:  Ishujt e Jonit
  • Arabic:  الجزر الأيونية
  • Belarusian:  Іанічныя астравы
  • Bulgarian:  Йонийски острови
  • Catalan:  Illes Jòniques
  • Chinese:  伊奧尼亞群島
  • Croatian:  Jonski otoci
  • Czech:  Iónské ostrovy
  • Danish:  Ioniske Øer
  • Dutch:  Ionische Eilanden
  • Esperanto:  Ioniaj insuloj
  • Estonian:  Joonia saared
  • Faroese:  Jónaoyggjar
  • Finnish:  Jooniansaaret
  • French:  Îles Ioniennes
  • Georgian:  იონიის კუნძულები
  • German:  Ionische Inseln
  • Greek:  Iónia Nisiá, Iónioi Nísoi, Επτάνησα, Ιόνια Νησιά
  • Hebrew:  האיים היוניים
  • Hungarian:  Jón-szigetek
  • Indonesian:  Kepulauan Ionia
  • Italian:  Isole Ionie
  • Japanese:  イオニア諸島
  • Javanese:  Kapuloan Ionia
  • Korean:  이오니아 제도
  • Latin:  Insulae Ioniae
  • Limburgan:  Ionische Eilen
  • Lombard:  Isul Ioni
  • Macedonian:  Јонски Острови
  • Norwegian:  Joniske øyer
  • Norwegian Bokmål:  Joniske øyer
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  Dei joniske øyane, Joniske øyar
  • Polish:  Wyspy Jońskie
  • Portuguese:  Ilhas Jónicas
  • Romanian:  Insulele Ionice
  • Russian:  Ионические острова
  • Serbian:  Периферија Јонска острва
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Jonski otoci
  • Slovak:  Iónske ostrovy
  • Spanish:  Islas Jónicas
  • Swedish:  Joniska öarna
  • Thai:  หมู่เกาะไอโอเนียน
  • Turkish:  İyonya Adaları
  • Ukrainian:  Іонічні острови
  • Venetian:  Isole Jonie
  • Vietnamese:  Quần đảo Ionia
  • Waray (Philippines):  Islas Ionicas
  • Welsh:  Ynysoedd Ionaidd
  • Western Panjabi:  آئیاونین جزیرے
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