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Native name: Οξεία
Oxeia is located in Greece
Location Ionian Sea
Coordinates 38°18′07″N 21°06′32″E / 38.302°N 21.109°E / 38.302; 21.109Coordinates: 38°18′07″N 21°06′32″E / 38.302°N 21.109°E / 38.302; 21.109
Archipelago Echinades
Area 4.223 km2 (1.631 sq mi)
Highest elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Region Ionian Islands
Municipality Ithaca
Population 0 (2011)

Oxeia (Greek: Οξεία) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. As of 2011, it had no resident population.[1] It is the chief island in the southern group (the Ouniades) of the Echinades, part of the Ionian Islands. Oxeia possesses the highest point in the Echinades, 421 metres (1,381 feet). It is situated near the mouth of the river Acheloos, off the coast of Aetolia-Acarnania. The island is around 5 kilometres (3 miles) in length and its width is approximately 2 km (1 mile). The Battle of Lepanto took place near the island in 1571.

In April 2012, it was bought by Qatar Holdings.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.
  2. ^ Nick Squires, Qatar royal family buys Greek island of Oxia for knockdown €5m, The Daily Telegraph, 25 Apr 2012
  3. ^ [1], Financial Times 3 May 2013

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