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If you want to get away from it all, the captivating west coast village of Syvota may be just the place.

With beautiful beaches, a marina and a choice of traditional tavernas where you can enjoy local food and hospitality, take time out to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Just across the waters of the Ionian sea lies the 'toe' of Corfu island, its old town designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Close to Corfu is also the green island of Paxos dense with olive groves, plus other small, uninhabited islands.

If you prefer to stay on the mainland, then the historic town of Ioannina with its fortress and museums may beckon. Take time out to choose, or just take it easy at this quiet resort – the choice is yours!

Health

Flying insects and mosquitoes are common in many areas and you may find it helpful to wear long-sleeved tops and trousers and to use mosquito repellents on exposed areas of skin.

Those in which DEET is an active ingredient are thought to be the most effective. Tap water is generally safe to drink. As it is sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to buy bottled mineral water.

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.