Ionian Islands


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Ionian Islands

A chain of islands of western Greece in the Ionian Sea. Colonized by the ancient Greeks, the islands subsequently came under the rule of Rome, Byzantium, Venice, France, Russia, and Great Britain before being ceded to Greece in 1864.

Ionian Islands

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(Placename) a group of Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, consisting of Corfu, Cephalonia, Zante, Levkas, Ithaca, Cythera, and Paxos: ceded to Greece in 1864. Pop: 212 984 (2001). Area: 2307 sq km (891 sq miles)

Io′nian Is′lands


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a group of Greek islands including Corfu, Levkas, Ithaca, Cephalonia, and Zante off the W coast of Greece, and Cerigo off the S coast.
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Among the maps are the Ionian Islands under British protection in 1809, an Ottoman fleet and combined Russian fleet sail to the Black Sea port of Sinope in October and November 1853, and the August 1913 Treaty of Bucharest forces Bulgaria to cede the southern Dubruga to Romania.
Corfu old town Corfu PIC: sonlandras CORFU - or Kerkyra in Greek - is the largest of the Ionian islands.
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On Monday firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese, and on the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia.
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Zante is arguably the most diverse of the popular Ionian Islands in Greece.
It encapsulates everything that makes the Ionian Islands so special - history, architecture and, above all, an outstandingly beautiful location.
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The Greek island of Corfu sits in the Ionian Islands off the North West coast of Greece, where the hot summer months and mild Mediterranean climate create a great holiday destination.