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GREECE AND HER ISLANDS Ionian Island Hopping RELAXED 14 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1419 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ Discover the quiet life of the Greek Ionian islands as you hop between Kefalonia, Lefkada and Zakynthos on scheduled ferries, staying in hand-picked hotels. NEW Shipwreck Beach, Zakynthos ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Zakynthos-Kefalonia. Fly to Zakynthos, transfer to the port and take a ferry to Kefalonia. Check into the locally-rated 5-star Apostolata Island Resort & Spa, for a five-night all-inclusive stay. The hotel runs a complimentary shuttlebus to the sand-and-shingle beach and the town of Skala, four kilometres away, and into Poros once per day. D Day 2: Kefalonia. Today is at leisure. Perhaps take the complimentary bus service and explore nearby resorts independently. B, L, D Day 3: Kefalonia. Enjoy another day at leisure. One of the highlights you might like to explore independently is the Cave of Melissani. Piloted rowboats take visitors onto the underground lake into which legend says the nymph Melissanthi threw herself. B, L, D Day 4: Kefalonia. Join an included full-day trip to the unspoiled island of Ithaki by boat, including lunch at a local restaurant. The lush green island was where Homer's hero Odysseus lived. There are ancient ruins, great walking trails and the island's quaint capital, Vathy, to explore. B, L, D Day 5: Kefalonia. Day at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore further independently. B, L, D Day 6: Kefalonia-Lefkada. Take the public ferry to Lefkada, a quiet island in a cluster of tiny islets. Check into the family-run, locally-rated 4-star Enodia Hotel for a four-night, all-inclusive stay. The hotel is in the idyllic fishing village of Vassiliki, overlooking Vassiliki Bay, one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. B, L, D Day 7: Lefkada. Enjoy a day at leisure. Head to the beach, stroll on the promenade at Vassiliki, or rent a bike at the hotel and explore the local area. B, L, D Day 8: Lefkada. Today, join a included full-day small island-hopping tour by boat, visiting Kalamos and Meganisi. Take in views of the private island of Skorpios, which was owned by Aristotle Onassis and where he married Jackie Kennedy, and enjoy a barbecue lunch. B, L, D Day 9: Lefkada. Day at leisure. Lefkada is the only Ionian island connected to the mainland yet its traditional villages, laid-back main town and timeless, green interior remain relatively unspoilt. Perhaps explore the quaint villages or stroll through Lefkada Town. B, L, D Day 10: Lefkada-Zakynthos. Board a ferry to the island of Zakynthos (may be indirect service). Check into the locally rated 5-star Mabely Grand Hotel for a five-night stay. The hotel has a picturesque, hillside location, one kilometre from the village of Kampi, and 29 kilometres from Zakynthos Town. B, L, D Day 11: Zakynthos. Enjoy a day at leisure There are wonderful walks into the surrounding countryside, and the hotel offers complimentary shuttle busses to a selection of local beaches. B, L, D Day 12: Zakynthos. Today, enjoy an included guided boat trip to the famous beached Panagiotis shipwreck and Smugglers Cove. Pass the Blue Caves en route then enjoy a swim or stretch out in the sun at Smugglers Cove. B, L, D Day 13: Zakynthos. Enjoy a full-day island tour of Zakynthos. B, L, D Day 14: Zakynthos. At leisure. Perhaps take a trip out to the Keri Lighthouse, perched 300 metres above sea, head into the interior or visit the rugged west coast. B, L, D Day 15: Zakynthos-UK. After breakfast, travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B LEFKADA Vassiliki MEGANISI KALAMOS ITHAKI Cave of Melissani Greece nights in hotel Vathy Poros KEFALONIA Elios Proni Smugglers Cove ZAKYNTHOS Zakynthos 224 To book, please visit your Travel Agent