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Administrative Region : Ionian Islands
Regional unit : Ithaki

Oxeia (Greek: Οξεία) is a Greek island in the Ionian sea. 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 m. It is situated near the mouth of the river Acheloos, off the coast of Aetolia-Acarnania. The island is around 5 km in length and its width is approximately 2 km. The Battle of Lepanto took place near the island in 1571.


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Qatari ownership

In April 2012, it was bought by Qatar Holdings.[1]

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References

^ Nick Squires, Qatar royal family buys Greek island of Oxia for knockdown €5m, The Daily Telegraph, 25 Apr 2012
^ [1], Financial Times 3 May 2013

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