Region of Ionian Islands

The Region of Ionian Islands is a public body and constitutes one of the 13 regions of Greece. The region was established in the 1987 administrative reform, comprising the prefectures of Corfu, Kephalonia and Ithaca, Lefkada and Zakynthos.  Under the “KALLIKRATIS PLAN” its powers and authority were redefined and extended. Along with West Greece and Peloponnese regions, it is supervised by the Decentralized Administration of the Peloponnese, West Greece and the Ionian Islands, based at Patras.

The region is based at Corfu and is divided into 5 regional units: Corfu (Kerkyra), Ithaca (Ithaki), Kephalonia, Lefkada and Zakynthos. The area of the new Region is 2306.94 km² and the population is 207.855, according to the 2011 census, decreased by 1,50% compared to the population in 2001. Nevertheless, the region remains the third by population density, well above the national level. The most populous of the major islands is Corfu followed by Zakynthos, Kephalonia, Lefkada & Ithaca.

The tasks of Region of Ionian Islands within the N.O. BARRIER Project are:

  • Participation in partner meetings
  • Participation in international conferences on project themes
  • Organization of a seminar on project themes
  • Realization of a press conference and publication in national and local newspapers
  • Interventions in infrastructure with the creation of accessible beaches and other tourist facilities.
  • Directives for the territories
  • Realization of the methodology regarding the identification of sustainable itineraries

Project Manager

Koula Kiriaki
Construction Manager M. Sc
Region of Ionian Islands
Directorate of Developmental Programming
Tel. +30 2661361536
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Metropolitan City of Bari, formerly Province of BariProvince of LecceMunicipality of BariMunicipality of NardòRegion of Western GreeceRegion of Ionian IslandsCIRPAS - University of Bari “Aldo Moro”IPRES - Apulian Institute for Economic and Social Research