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Kefalonia - Livathos Region

Kefalonia: an Ionian paradise of green and blue

by avithos

Destination: Cephalonia

The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is the crown jewel among the surrounding gems of Corfu, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kythira, Zakynthos and Paxos

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The River Lune and St George’s Quay, with the Priory Church and Castle behind

Lancaster ancient and modern

Destination: Lancaster

Lancaster offers the visitor masses of history and a little bit of mystery, plus great modern food, drink and shopping, all in some of England’s best urban landscapes

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Sabratha - 4th century theatre

Cruising Libya’s ancient cities

by Harry B

Destination: Libya

For lovers of classical history, a cruise along the North African coast is an ideal way to explore the Greco-Roman sites of Libya, from Leptis Magna and Sabratha to Ptolemais and Cyrene

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The arches of the Mezquita mosque-cathedral

Cordoba: city of caliphs and kings

Destination: Cordoba

The narrow, winding streets of Cordoba's Old City hide treasures from a splendid past at the heart of European culture

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Jersey: it's not just tax breaks and Bergerac

Destination: Channel Islands

Closer to France than it is to the UK, but belonging to neither, Jersey is an ideal weekend break even if you’re not a tax exile

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Bougainvillea-clad walls

Old and new on the Turkish Riviera

Destination: Antalya

Rich in history and archaeological sites, Antalya, on the coast of Turkey, is also a paradise for late-night party people

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Paddling in the sea at Southwold, Suffolk (© Robin Weaver)

UFOs and caravans in Suffolk

Destination: Lowestoft

The county of Suffolk is a place of many treasures - some of them utterly unexpected

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Heraklion: markets, museums and Minoans

Destination: Heraklion

Don’t be deceived by first impressions - Heraklion, Crete’s funky capital, offers world-class sightseeing and real Greek atmosphere

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Barrels and copper at Denoix distillery in Brive

Caves and cakes in Correze

Destination: Correze

The Correze and Dordogne regions of France celebrate their life and history, from prehistoric cave paintings to modern markets via walnut liqueurs, troglodyte towns and fairyland chateaux

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Gothenburg: great scenery and cool bars

Destination: Gothenburg

Trendy Gothenburg, Sweden’s second biggest city, is home to big industry names such as Ericsson and Volvo. But stand by for fabulous restaurants and hip bars, too

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