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The Ionian Islands -

Strung down the Western coast of Greece are the Ionian Islands. Featured here are the larger island of Kefalonia and two of the smaller ones, Ithaki and Paxi. Lushly wooded, each of these islands has fabulous scenery and despite the influx of European tourists, manages to keep its unique and colourful identity. Nowadays, we all know Kefalonia, especially the little port of Sami, for its immortalisation in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin, but there is much more to this delightful island than one reads about in tourist guides. The little yacht haven of Fiskardo, for instance. On Ithaki, home of the legendary Ulysses, the main town of Vathy is a beautiful place, totally unspoiled, the pretty houses rising up the hillsides each capped with an orange tiled hat. And a trip to the tiny island of Paxi is not to be missed. Remnants of Venetian influence in the colourful pink and ochre buildings vie with bright flowers and quaint shops

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