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Corfu (Ionian Islands)
  Kefalonia (Ionian Isl)
  Zakynthos (Ionian Isl)
Corfu  is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
  This, the largest of the Ionian Islands is a lush green island covered in pine, cypress and olive trees with breathtaking beaches and crystal clear waters, great wineries and a rich history, culture and culinary tradition. It is also known for its diving and snorkeling known for the rare caretta sea turtles.

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  The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centred around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.

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Crete
  Santorini (Cyclades)
  Paros (Cyclades)

Birthplace of the Minoan civilisation, Crete has picturesque ports, rugged countryside, historic towns and lively tavernas.  Heraklion is the main town where you'll find plenty of history, nightlife and outdoor activities.   Chania and Porto Rethymno have colourful Venetian style harbours.   Souda Bay cemetery (near Chania) commemorates the Battle of Crete.

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A dramatically beautiful island with volcanic scenery, traditional Greek architecture and stunning views over the Aegean Sea.  Relax at a clifftop taverna and savour local specialities, watching the sun set across the Caldera Bay (best viewed from Fira or Oia).  A trip to ancient Akrotiri is recommended.   Local beaches are black sand.

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This peaceful island offers superb beaches, colourful fishing villages and a relaxed pace of life.  Parikia is the island's main port.  Local tavernas are known for their fine cruising and prices tend to be cheaper than on larger islands.  Naoussa, another popular destination is 20 minutes drive from Parikia.

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Naxos (Cyclades)    Rhodes (Dodecanese)    Mykonos (Cyclades)


Come try the local wines and savour the rich history of the largest of the Cyclades.  Here you'll find Byzantine churches, fine swimming, great beaches and a laid-back atmosphere.   Naxos also offers excellent value for money.

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Set in the Eastern Aegean, Rhodes has fine medieval (Crusader) and traditional architecture, excellent beaches and a wide variety of shops and restaurants.  A stepping stone to Turkey (50 minutes by hydrofoil to Marmaris).

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One of the prettiest and liveliest islands - fine beaches, whitewashed houses, charming country side and a wide choice of restaurants, tavernas and other nightlife.   Popular day trips available to the sacred island of Delos

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Milos (Cyclades)
  Sifnos (Cyclades)
  Serifos (Cyclades)
Milos Island is an untouched gem offering a relaxing and authentic atmosphere that will reward the adventurous traveller.  Dotted with archaeological sites, fabulous scenery, fantastic beaches and unique geological formations.  Adamas, the port, has quaint narrow streets and a waterfront lined with tavernas and cafes.

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  Pristine, tranquil and sublime, a unique and inspiring landscape. Sifnos is the best kept secret of the Cyclades ... a hidden gem.  It  is quite a verdant island, full of olive trees which are creating a beautiful scenery along with the  white of the flat roofed houses, the deep blue and turquoise sea & the bright red and fuchsia of the bougainvilleas.

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 Compared to most other Cycladic islands Serifos is quite green and it has many good beaches.  The small and pretty village of Livadi has a nice sand beach (the port beach) and a harbour with shade trees.  Here you find most of the accommodation and facilities, like a bank, a supermarket, tavernas and a couple of bars are found

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Folegandros (Cyclades)
  Samos (North Aegean)
  Sporades Islands

This southern cyclades island with only 765 inhabitants offers clusters of white washed houses and villages, sheer cliffs and azure waters.  It is a gem of an island untouched by mass tourism offering a relaxing and authentic atmosphere

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A naturally beautiful and unspoilt island with traditional flavour.  Relax in Samos town and watch the ferry boats come in.   Also a convenient stepping stone to Turkey (1hr by ferry to Kusadasi)

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Comprising Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos this group of islands is small in number but big in attractions - white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and off the beaten track.  Skopelos Island was used for the movie Mamma Mia.

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