The Ionian Islands

The Ionian Sea has only one island complex -the Ionian Region- with its own breeze and character.
Perhaps the mostly green among the Greek Islands, they all combine rich vegetation, with unique architecture; historic monuments; stunning natural landscapes; crystal clear seas and classical music.
Music is everywhere. It comes with the Renaissance, baroque and classical "repertoire" harmonically combined with the local artistic traditions and customs.
The Venetians called the island "Fioro di Levante", with more than 7,000 species of flowers on Zakynthos.
Corfu, perhaps the most popular one, is a crossroad of rich multi-cultural heritage, combined with the sensitivity of its people (the Eptanisians) and the spirit of a distant glorious past.
Kefallonia has the largest number of sunny days per year in Greece.

Some of the best beaches are:
Sidari (Corfu), Myrtos (Kefallonia), Porto Katsiki (Lefkada), and the mostly pictured Shipwreck Bay at Zakynthos Island.

You should taste:
Fresh seafood and fish (everywhere of course), local culinary delights like "Pastitsada" and "Bourdeto" from Corfu, exceptional wines and a unique meat pie (Kefallonia) and local cheese products and sweets (like "pasteli" and "mantolato") at Zakynthos.

Main islands are:

Corfu Island

Kefallonia Island

Lefkada Island

Zakynthos Island

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