Greece is situated in Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Sea, located between Albania and Turkey.
The Ionian Sea, which means "Our Sea", is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by southern Italy, southwestern Albania and a large number of Greek islands. These islands are collectively referred to as the Ionian group of islands.
It was the Ionian island of Kefalonia, the close neighbour of Zakynthos, where the book and later Hollywood adaptation of Captain Corelli's Mandolin was set and filmed. Many tourists take a day trip to Kefalonia during their holiday in Zante.
You can take an arranged trip which includes the bus, boat and guided tour of Kefalonia. Alternatively, for a little more independence, you can drive yourself over. Daily ferries between the two islands leave from the northern St Nicholas port in Zante.