Corfu Lush vegetation, splendid mountain landscapes, dream beaches and Venetian architecture sum up the Ionian Islands. But these islands, located just a short distance from the west coast, are also authentic islands with a large rural population. So, which island to choose? Corfu, the enchanting, amazing and wonderful mixture of Greece and Italy? Peaceful Ithaca where Penelope weaved while waiting for Ulysses? Or Kefalonia, the largest and most mountainous of the Ionian islands, a true paradise for all types of holidaymakers, and even more so for hikers? So why not let yourself fall under their spell and buy here? For real estate in the Ionian Islands, with many apartments and houses for sale, remains buoyant and affordable although the selling prices seem a little higher than on the mainland.