The Ionian islands prefecture is one of the 13 regions of Greece.
The Ionian Islands (Modern Greek: Ionia nisia; Italian: Isole Ionie) are a group of islands in Western Greece.
They are traditionally called the Heptanese, i.e. “the Seven Islands” (Greek: Ἑπτάνησα, Heptanēsa or Ἑπτάνησος, Heptanēsos; Italian: Eptaneso), but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones.
The seven islands are; from north to south:
- Kerkyra (Κέρκυρα) usually known as Corfu in English and in Italian
- Paxi (Παξοί) also known as Paxos in English
- Lefkada (Λευκάδα) also known as Lefkas in English
- Ithaki (Ιθάκη) usually known as Ithaca in English
- Kefalonia (Κεφαλλονιά) often known as Kefalonia, Cephalonia and Kefallinia in English
- Zakynthos (Ζάκυνθος) sometimes known as Zante in English and Italian
- Kythira (Κύθηρα) usually known as Cythera in English and sometimes known as Cerigo in English and Italian