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Ionian sea

Close to Skorpios island, of Onassis' fame

Like everyone else, I love the famous greek islands in the Aegean sea, dotted with white-washed Cycladic architecture, such as Mykonos and Santorini. They are a must to visit as they are unique and unforgettable. 

However, my favourite is the Ionian sea, on the west side of Greece, towards Italy. They consist primarily of Corfu (Kerkyra), Kefalonia, Leukas, Paxoi and Zante (Zakynthos). Kefalonia is the largest of these islands and has the tallest mountain, Ainos, among all Greek islands.

It is common knowledge that the Ionian archipelago is ideal for sailing due to the prevailing gentle and steady winds from the Northwest mostly during the afternoon. This is one of the many reasons that I like the Ionian sea.

The Ionian  islands were briefly occupied by the Ottoman Empire but were influenced by the Crusaders, Venetians, French, British, Italians, to name a few of the powers of the time who governed these islands. Thus the Ionian islands became the birthplace of many successful business people, politicians, artists and so fourth


Greek National Tourism Organisation: Ionian Islands


However, my most favorite island in the Ionian sea is KefaloniaWhy?



 
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