Ionian Sea


Ionian Sea

geographical name

Definition of IONIAN SEA

arm of the Mediterranean Sea between SE Italy & W Greece

Ionian Sea

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Part of the Mediterranean Sea lying between Greece, Sicily, and Italy. Though once considered part of the Adriatic Sea, to which it connects by the Strait of Otranto, it is now considered a separate body. The Mediterranean reaches its greatest depth (16,000 ft or 4,900 m) in the Ionian south of Greece. Along its eastern shore are the Ionian Islands.

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