). The modern Cefalonia; called by Homer
) or Samos (Σάμος
); the largest island in the Ionian Sea, separated from Ithaca by a narrow
channel. It is very mountainous. Its chief towns were Samé, Palé,
Cranii, and Proni. It never obtained political importance. It is now one of the seven Ionian
islands ceded by Great Britain to Greece in 1864.