A brand new edition featuring illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside over 250 inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring the Greek Islands' people and places to life, at the turn of a page. A brand new 'Best of' feature highlights the top attractions not to be missed, such as a visit to Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery on a cliff above Amorgos' southeast coast and a memorable boat trip around the beautiful Ionian Islands. This section also features the editor's choice of exclusive and unique recommendations, including the best beaches, festivals and museums, along with some money-saving tips. An in-depth "Places" section comprises twenty-three chapters covering all the islands, from Crete's great archaeological sites to cosmopolitan Corfu. All the principal sites along the way are conveniently cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps, to enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. The information on each area is also accompanied by restaurant listings, including contact details and an indication of price range and local specialities. You will also find a fascinating history chapter and intriguing features that explore religion, wildlife, food and drink, outdoor pursuits and much more, to give you deeper understanding of island culture. A comprehensive "Travel Tips" section provides essential practical information, covering transport, accommodation for all budgets, shopping, nightlife, sports, activities for children, money, health, language and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.