Last updated on 18th November, 2017 at 09:46 am

All for travelers to Corfu in Greece

A travel blog that reveals all the secrets and deals with the famous beauties of Corfu

The bell tower of Annunziata in Corfu

Last updated on 12th November, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Annunziata, a monument of pan-European significance

At the intersection of Evgeniou Voulgareos and Vrahlioti streets in Corfu, is the Annunziata, a church devoted to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as to Santa Luccia, it was the Catholic Church of Lontsiada as the Corfiots knew it.

It was built at the end of the 14th century by the Napoletán captain Petró Capece and dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary since March 25th is the date of the founding of the Venetian Republic.

At the inauguration ceremony where all the nobles of Corfu attended, Petró Capece handed over the church to the Order of the Augustinians, giving Nicolo Russino, a representative of the battalion, a commemorative stick, a symbol of transfer.

Today the church does not exist, first destroyed by the German bombings on September 14th 1943 and later, instead of being repaired, it was demolished without a serious reason in 1953 during the mandate of the mayor Stamatios Dessylas.

It is not the only monument in Corfu that has been demolished without reason, the same has happened with the old municipal theater, so did with Porta Reale, the main gate of the old city …

Today, only the characteristic bell tower of Annunziata remains stand, which is a monument of pan-European significance, this is due to its relationship with one of the most important events of world history, one of the greatest naval battles of all times, the naval battle of Nafpaktos in 1571 among the fleets of the Holy Alliance, ie the fleets of Venice, Spain, Naples, Sicily, Genoa and Malta against the Ottoman`s (undefeated untill then) Tourkish fleet.

In the naval battle that took place in the bay of Patras opposite Nafpaktos, the Turkish fleet was completely destroyed, since its 251 ships were sunk or captured, and of the 50,000 Turkish soldiers and sailors over 20.000 were killed.

In the Turkish ships also served about 1500 Greeks from the Turkish-occupied Greece who after the battle were released.

Many of the Latin nobles who lost their lives during the naval battle of Nafpaktos were buried in this church, so this is the reason for the historical significance of the monument.
After the demolition of the church, the bones of those Heroes were transferred to the Catholic cemetery.

Among the dead Christians were the Corfiots Halikiopoulos, Kontokalis, Kokkinis and Petros Bouas.

PETROS BOUAS became the Martyr of Freedom , he had the misfortune to be captured, the Turks dangled him alive and presented his skin as a loot to the Sultan.

Today efforts are being made to maintain and emerge the monument, but sometimes plans change, sometimes they are abandoned after they encounter various obstacles such as political feats, impotence, disclaimer …

Save Annunziata

Rovinia Beach in Corfu

Last updated on 12th November, 2017 at 11:39 am

Rovinia is located in the area of Liapades in western Corfu just south of the rocky shores of Paleokastritsa.

Small, remote, beautiful and unspoiled.

It belongs to the group of hidden beautiful beaches of western Corfu, where the western coastal mountain range literally collapses steeply into the sea creating a natural dam of the coast from the interior of the island.

Rovinia considered by foreigners to be the most beautiful beach in Corfu.

It is accessible from the sea as well as from the land through a small path with steps, about 600 meters long, unlike the other isolated beaches of the area which are accessible only by the sea.

It is deserted, therefore not very crowded, with fine pebbles, little sand and a turquoise crystal clear sea in a landscape of exceptional natural beauty, it could be a nudist beach.

It is a small petal shaped beach, almost surrounded by tall rocks on both sides, rocks that at its southern end creating a small but spectacular cave.

Waters in Rovinia are crystal clear, fairly cold, almost frozen, as well as in the whole area of Paleokastritsa, due to the cold streams from the Adriatic that end up on these coasts.
They deepen abruptly so the beach is also suitable for those who want to use the surrounding rocks for diving.

We have not visited it yet, but seeing it from the pictures we have the impression that we been there already, or to be more presice we have found our selfs on a very similar beach many years ago, but we certainly do not remember where.

It is the famous Deja vu, this beach looks amazing the same in all with a beach that exists either in Lesvos or Lemnos islands in tha Aegean sea, but we certainly do not remember the place or the name …

In fact, Greece has so many beautiful places that resemble each other.

We hope to be able to visit Rovinia in the near future, in the meantime we try to convince you to visit it, it is worth the effort as those who were been there say, as well as the very positive comments by foreign tourists.

10 Top Corfu beaches

Last updated on 14th November, 2017 at 06:59 pm

Don`t miss to check all Corfu beaches here

Can we distinguish the 10 top beaches in Corfu?

On an island where anywhere the sea meets the shore there is a beach, it seems almost impossible to choose and present the beaches standing above the others.

So we should set some criteria, as objective as possible, to be able to make this presentation.

What to look for? The natural beauty, the recognizability or, on the contrary, its tranquility, the cleanliness of the water, the ease of access, the facilities and infrastructures offered, the sand and gravel beach, and many others that constitute a long list of criteria.

So we will try to present, in our subjective opinion, the best 10 beaches of Corfu, which is a special challenge and will surely offend many other beautiful places.

Finally In order to be as objective as possible and to avoid injustice, we have decided to leave the choice to you.

The choice is yours.

Because we will not be completely objective anyway, we have decided to relay on your opinion.

We suggest that you vote about the best beach, you can use more that one vote but only once.

To see the results you must vote.

Select the beaches you think the best and then click the VOTE button

The voting will continue during 2017 and 2018.

Then the poll form will be replaced by the first 10 beaches according to the result, all with descriptions and photos or videos with the first beach on the top followed by the rest.

As you can see, there are two polls, one on the Greek page and one on the English, with the results so far differing significantly.

The ranking will be decided by adding the votes and get the results out of the total votes.

Vote everybody, it’s easy and no registration is needed, the more you vote the better, so we will have a large sample, more representative as possible, and therefore a more objective result.

Corfu Nightscapes – A walk on the moon

Posted in Corfu videos | 0

Last updated on 12th November, 2017 at 07:30 am

Video from the captivating night of Corfu with photos by Bill Metallinos, selected snapshots of his stunning Corfu Nightscapes, literally a walk on the moon.

Music background is from the old song a walk on the moon, as played by the composer Manos Hatzidakis and the unforgettable solist George Zampetas.

Here is the channel of Bill Metallinos on youtube

1 2 3 4 48