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Our Rough Guide to the Ionian Islands is the best reference around on this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean, including background on the history, architecture, wildlife, and culture.
We give you practical advice on ferry and bus services, recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, and stay, and directions on how to get off the beaten track and find some of the area's lesser known treasures.
Better known individually than by the name of the whole archipelago, the islands of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Cephallonia and Zakinthos include some of the best-known Greek holiday islands. Italianate architecture, cypress trees and olive groves, bathed in a nurturing climate, characterize the islands. Corfu and Zakinthos are the most commercialized, with Cephallonia rapidly catching up, but Lefkas and Ithaca still offer pockets of a rural way of life little touched by tourism. Whatever your plans, the Rough Guide will help you fulfil them.
This guide to the Ionian Islands opens with a 16 page full-colour introduction, which highlights "20 things not to miss" from windsurfing in Vassaliki to hiking the Corfu Trail. It also provides coverage of dozens of towns and resorts and practical guidance on getting off the beaten track.