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Ionian Sea is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is connected with the Tyrrhenian Sea by the Strait of Messina and with the Adriatic Sea by the Strait of Otranto. It is considered to be one of the world’s most seismically active locations. In this region, earthquakes occur very frequently.

The name Ionian is believed to have derived from Ionians who sailed from the east. The average temperature of this region is 20 degrees Celsius in May and 22 degrees Celsius in October.


Quick Facts: –

  • The Mediterranean Sea’s deepest point is Calypso Deep with a depth of 17,280 feet. It is located in the Ionian Sea.
  • In ancient times, this area was the scene of a lot of battles between Rome and Greece.
  • The Ionian Islands lie off the western coast of Greece. The largest island of them is Kefalonia Island.
  • This area is an ideal spot for holidaying families and also for nature lovers.
  • By ancient authors, it was considered to be a part of the Adriatic Sea. It is now seen as a separate body of water.
  • This sea includes the gulfs of Squillace and Taranto and Arta, Patras, and Corinth.
  • There are ferry routes that cross its eastern and northern portions.
  • The South Ionian is an area extends from Zakynthos, down to the west coast of Peloponnese, to Kythira.
  • The Inland Sea is an area surrounded by Kefalonia, Lefkas, Zakynthos, and the Greek mainland on the east.



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