As concern grows about spikes in coronavirus infection rates in some European nations, including France, Malta and the Netherlands, The Independent can reveal places in five EU countries where no new cases have been reported in the past two weeks.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a map showing that parts of Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Estonia and Finland offer a worry-free escape.
Greece, which is proving exceptionally popular this summer for British holidaymakers, has seen some surges in coronavirus cases on some islands.
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But the extreme northeast of the mainland, nudging against the Albanian frontier, is graded green (actually a light shade of turquoise), showing no new cases for the past fortnight.
The Epiros region includes the attractive lakeside city of Ionnina, on Lake Pamvotis, and some spectacular mountain scenery. On the co..