After spending almost 4 months in Corfu understanding my maternal side of the family, I have taken 5 days out to visit another small Ionian Island, Kythera to see where my paternal side came from.
As you can tell from this photo - paradise!
I met many family members I never knew I had and got spat on (a Greek blessing) which made me feel very welcome on the island.
The Ionian islands are situated on the Western part of the mainland of Greece and are comprised of 7 islands. All my grandparents came from three of these islands, essentially making me a true Ionian islander. :) My next island on my the wish list is Ithaka...