Diapontia Islands

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Diapontia Islands
Arillas-panorama.jpg
Panoramic view of Arillas and the Diapontia islands
Diapontia Islands is located in Greece
Diapontia Islands
Diapontia Islands (Greece)
Geography
Coordinates 39°46′N 19°25′E / 39.76°N 19.41°E / 39.76; 19.41Coordinates: 39°46′N 19°25′E / 39.76°N 19.41°E / 39.76; 19.41
Total islands 12
Country
Greece
Region Ionian Islands
Regional unit Corfu
Demographics
Population 1217 (as of 2011)

The Diapontia Islands or Diapontian Islands (Greek: Διαπόντια νησιά) are a Greek island complex in Ionian Sea. They are located in the northwest of Corfu, 6 km away from Corfu and about 40 km away from Italian coasts.The main islands of the archipelago are Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki. They are the only inhabited islands. The complex includes also the islets and rocks of Diakopo, Diaplo, Karavi, Kastrino, Leipso, Ostrako, Plaka, Plateia and Tracheia.[1][2]

The largest island is Othonoi, with an area of 10.8 km2 and the most populated is Ereikoussa with a population of 496 inhabitants according to 2011 census. The islands are the most west point in Greece and administratively belong to Corfu regional unit and Corfu municipality. The islands today are a tranquil and serene place for holidays.[3]

Main islands

Island Area (Km2) Population (2011)
Othonoi 10.8 392
Ereikoussa 3.7 496
Mathraki 3.1 329

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