AnythingButWork Cities Food & Drink Gardening Health History Learning Science Society Travel Updates

Rough Guide to Greek Islands

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands
  New full-colour features explore the Greek Islandís highlights, including the best Greek Island beaches and the Greek Islandís finest cuisine. Find detailed practical advice on local products, sections exploring history, music, archaeology and wildlife, combined with information on living in Greece, navigating your way around the Greek Islandís extensive ferry network and comprehensive coverage of the Greek Islandsí glittering festivals. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Greek Islands. More information and prices from: - US dollars - Can dollars - UK pounds - Euros - Euros

Greek Islands

Greek Islands (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
by Marc Dubin
  The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to the Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islandsí have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations and colour photographs, this best-selling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to the best beach resorts for a family holiday in the Greek Islands. More information and prices from: - US dollars - Canadian dollars - British pounds - Euros - Euros

The Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands

The Ionian islands include Corfu and 6 other islands in the group: Kefalonia (Cephalonia), Zakynthos (Zante), Lefkas, Ithaca, Kythira and Paxos, together with a number of small islets.

The Ionian islands have featured prominently in Greek history: Homer's Odysseus was born in the Ionian islands; Corfu was an ally of Athens in the Peloponnesian wars. They were already holiday destinations in Roman times. For most of the succeeding centuries the Ionian islands were part of the Byzantine empire until its disintegration. Corfu was purchased by the Venetians in 1402 and became an island fortress. Four centuries later the French took and held the islands briefly (1797), but Turkish and Russian forces intervened only to return them to Napoleon in 1807. Between 1814 and 1864 they were a British protectorate. Finally, they were handed over to a newly independent Greece.

Old Ionian Flag

Ionian flag under British rule

The islands were never under prolonged Ottoman occupation and thus do not show the same Turkish influences as the rest of Greece. Instead, there are traces of European occupation, especially in Corfu town which has examples of Italian, French and British architecture. Many inhabitants (especially Catholics) speak Italian and Corfu is an easy ferry ride from Brindisi in Italy. makes minimal use of cookies, including some placed to facilitate features such as Google Search. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Learn more here

Linked sites
Privacy Policy
Garden Guide
British Isles
City Visit Guide
Copyright © 2006-2024 Alan Price and contributors. All rights reserved.