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Diapontia Islands (Greece)

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[Flag of the Diapontia Islands]
image by Tomislav Todorović, 31 December 2022

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About the flag

The flag of the Diapontian Islands bears a blue cross symbolizing Christianity on a red background. It is obviously inspired by the colors of the flag of the Ionian Islands under British Empire and later of Corfu.

In the center dominates the letter "Δ" (D) representing the word "Diapontia" which is surrounded by laurels which symbolizes the fraternal relations between the inhabitants of the Diapontian Islands. Above the laurels there are three gold-colored stars representing each Diapontian Island.

The flag of the Diapontian Islands is presented in the book IONION AKRON (2nd edition, published by EPSILON, Athens 2001) through the personal archive of the Tsiros family from Othonoi Island.
Alexandros Katechis, 28 December 2022

Presentation of the Diapontia Islands

It is a flag that was displayed on all three Diapontia Islands of Corfu unit, Greece, (Othonoi, Mathraki, Ereikoussa) and it was also carried by many ships of the merchant fleet of the Diapontia Islands at the end of the 19th Century until the beginning of the 20th. The Diapontian people have a long maritime shipping history. Many men engaged in shipping (1880-1990). It is under use until today.
Alexandros Katechis, 28 December 2022