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The largest of the Ionian Islands with its craggy mountains, unique fir tree that grow on Mt. Enos (1,627m.) that grow nowhere else in the world, small villages and good beaches.

Argostol i, the islands capital is a modern, energetic town with good nightlife and shops. The town has few buildings from the past, due to the earthquake that destroyed the town in 1953. The Archaeological museum and the History and Folklore Museums have good collections from the areas past. Daytrips by boat to the island of Drogorati, with the cave of Melissani a partially covered lake, where when the sun shine overhead the rays make a multitude of colours on the water.

Sami, the main port of the island situated in a bay with a backdrop of steep hills. The beach at Antisamos is splendid set among of lush vegetation.

Assos, with whitewashed and subdued coloured dwellings is a treasure. The village suffered badly in the 1953 earthquake, but with contributions from the city of Paris , the village has lovingly restored.

Fiskardo, with cypress trees as a backcloth it is quite pleasing, with its fine Venetian Buildings. The area is popular with divers and a good anchorage for sailors.


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