Dispersed just off of the western coastline of Central Greece and to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprised of large and small islands. This collection of islands have become a destination attracting many visitors from across the World for a variety of reasons: some of which are the climate, vegetation, lifestyle, culinary scene and unprecedented landscape of beautiful mountains and breathtaking beaches
Historically, the Ionian islands have a strong connection with Italy, having been ruled by the Republic of Venice from the mid-14th century until the late 18th century, which is very much witnessed in the architecture of all three islands highlighted in this series: Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxos.
The third largest of the Ionian islands, Zakynthos, like Corfu, has a history very much influenced by the Venetians which, despite the devastating earthquake in 1953, is still apparent in its main town.
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