The Ionian Sea is bounded by Calabria, Sicily and the Salento peninsula, to the west, by southwestern Albania and a large number of Greek islands, including Corfu, Zante, Kephalonia, Ithaka, and Lefkas to the east. Corfu, or Kerkyra, is the most northerly of the Ionian chain of islands that run down the west coast of Greece. Corfu is the first of the seven Ionian Islands. Proceeding south from Corfu, you come to the islands of Paxi and Antipaxi, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, and the island of Kythira. This is not the Greece of the popular travel brochure but a shaded green country, sheltering red tiled Latin houses an eccentric collection of Italian and French architecture and English tastes welded together into a whole that is indubitably Greek. Yacht charter in Corfu is the most relaxing sailing holidays in Greece, highlighting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The islands are the most popular for the Greek.