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Ionian islands news and views

Probably the most popular Greek island group, the Ionian are located on the west side of Greece with Corfu, Kefalonia, Zante and Lefkas featuring in most Greek island holiday brochures. The smaller islands of Paxos and Ithaca appeal offer quieter holidays while islets like Antipaxos, Meganissi and Kalamos are popular with day trippers. The Ionian islands have lush, green interiors thanks to relatively heavy winter rains and many have suffered heavily from earthquake damage.

Kioni on Ithaca
Pricey Ithaca

High prices are putting off tourists on the Greek island of Ithaca, near Kefalonia.  Locals have been warned to charge less as the number of visitors arriving by ferry dropped dramatically. Ithaca has seen a big fall in tourist arrivals . . .

Wildfires rage across Greece
Wildfires rage

As temperatures have soared in Greece, the hot summer weather has sparked wildfires on several Greek islands this year. Hardest hit have been forest areas on Zakynthos where wildfires have been ravaging the countryside all week . . .

Laganas nightclub strip
Killed in Zante

A 19-year-old British holidaymaker has been killed and four of his friends injured in a knife attack in Laganas on the Greek island of Zante. Two Greek taxi drivers are being held by police after the attack in the early hours . . .

Zante horse carriage
Zante clean-up

Horse carriages owners on the holiday island of Zante are to be told to clean up their act. The horse carriages rides are very popular with tourists in a number of resorts on the islanincluding the capital port of Zakynthos Town . . .

Corfu beach painting
Corfu beach nudes

Naturists sunbathing on a nudist beach in Corfu is the subject of a huge painting at this year's BP portrait awards in London. The huge work, which measures 2m by 6m is believed to be the biggest ever shown at the show. American artist Paul Beel . . .

Crazy nights at clubs in Laganas
Laganas hooligans

Policing the popular holiday tourist strip of Laganas, Zante, looks set to remain a problem after locals failed to reach agreement on cracking down on late-night hooligans.

Robola wine from Kefalonia
Kefalonia wines

Everyone enjoys a few glasses of wine when on holiday and what better than to taste wine that has been grown in Greek Island vineyards of Kefalonia.

Sidari resort Corfu
Corfucash find

A British woman on holiday in Corfu reportedly found €30,000 in cash lying in the street. The 59-year-old holidaymaker came across the cash stuffed in a briefcase that was lying in the side of the road. When she opened it she found €30,000 . . .

Taverna tables on Zante
Zante protest

Shop, bar and taverna owners on the island of Zante, are up in arms at the recent growth of all-inclusive holiday packages to the Greek islands. They say shops are deserted and restaurant tables remain empty as all inclusive package tourists . . .

Alykanas beach Zante
Alykanas beach resort

Alykanas is one of Zante's most popular Greek beach holiday resorts and located about 18km north-west of Zakynthos Town and very close to the equally popular beach resort of Alykes.

Loggerhead turtles in danger
Holiday threat to turtles

The hotspot Greek island holiday resort of Laganas on Zante (Zakynthos) attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year with scores of happy hour cocktail bars and neon-lit nightclubs.

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