Easter Night 2016 in Corfu Town, the Fireworks

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Last updated on May 12th, 2022 at 12:35 pm

Easter night of 2016 in Corfu town with shots from above with the drone of Christos Servos.

Spectacular show with the drone located high over Garitsa Bay and overlooks the old fortress, the crowded square Esplanade and across the coastal highway down to Anemomylos.

Some fireworks from other villages on the island are visible too.

Source of the video is the channel of Cris Servos at youtube

Corfu Island in 20 Minutes

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Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 11:06 pm

Shots of Corfiot coastline and videos from DJI Inspire 1

Here we go again, with more Corfu, more beauty.

A 20 minutes video with shots of Corfiot coastline from the air along with videos from places in Corfu taken with DJI Inspire 1 by Chris Servos.
The hawk is real, it was flying alongside the drone in the area of Episkopiana village.

Corfu Coast in 3 Minutes

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Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 11:07 pm

Selected parts of the island in a 3 minutes video from above Corfu`s coastline during summer of 2016.

Needless to mention that there are only selected parts of the island as it is not possible to show a coastline of 270 kilometers in just 3 minutes.

Update: Video has been removed since 2016 due to copyright issues, instead we show you another video from Corfu town taken with the help of a drone, the video has a length of 3 minutes too.

Marcelino Kids Fashion in Corfu Town

Last updated on February 18th, 2022 at 01:28 am

Marcelino kids fashion- Shop specialized in children’s clothing.

Marcelino kids fashion
Marcelino kids fashion
Marcelino kids fashion
Marcelino kids fashion

We represent famous manufacturers specialized in children’s fashion.

Our store is located in Corfu, on the 2nd km of Paleokastritsa national road(at Potamos junction) and specializing in clothing trade for infants and children up to 14 years.

All our products are on our new website (eshop) from where there are available to all.

Marcelino kids fashion

2nd Km of Paleokastritsa national road(Potamos junction)

EMAIL: [email protected]
Tel: 6977325627

Corfu of the Middle Ages on a Map of 1575

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Last updated on January 12th, 2022 at 11:58 pm

Corfu map of 1575
Corfu map of 1575

How they saw Corfu in the Middle Ages, a map of 1575

This map of Corfu of 1575 was designed like all medieval maps. According to the sources of that time and lots of imagination by Andre de Thevet (1516–1590).

Andre de Thevet (1516 – 23 November 1590) was a French Franciscan priest, explorer, cosmographer and writer who traveled to Brazil in the 16th century. He described the country, its aboriginal inhabitants and the historical episodes involved in the France Antarctique, a French settlement in Rio de Janeiro, in his book Singularities of France Antarctique.

It is a common characteristic of medieval maps that cities, fortresses as well as small islands are exaggerated and this map is no exception.

So we see otherworldly dimensions for the old fortress and generally for the city while the countryside proportion is too small, on the other side, all small rocks on the west coast have acquired enormous proportions!

While Vido island is five times bigger and climbed until Sinies, the rocks at Sivota Epirus are consolidated on an island larger than Paxos and almost touch the salt marshes of Lefkimi.

Porto Timoni in the north became a lagoon, St. George of Argirades became bay and some new islands are in the area of Arkoudilla cape, there are no islands in there but rather some rocks not bigger than a few square metres each that now are reefs.

Oh, and the Buxardo rock grew and could not fit either on Gouvia bay which is relatively very small.

The entire Kanoni can fit in the port of Mandraki at the old fort, the Antinioti lake didn`t exist, instead, Sidari was a big gulf.

We learn that Paleokastritsa had a dozen of small islands as well as the southwest coast had another dozen.
Lagoudia rocks in front of Chalikouna has enormous dimensions, almost larger than Paxos.

It is almost certain that the priest had never visited Corfu or came here only for a few days, a look from the ground level was enough to see immediately that everything on the map was far away from reality and it was funny.

However, such efforts were laudable and beautiful from an artistic point of view, medieval illustrations show us a lot of strange things and mainly entertain as today.

And despite our high banter mood, for not to be completely unfair with the Frenchman, at least we must admit that he gives us historical information relating to names, an example on this map is the confirmation of the origin of the name of Benitses, comes from the river that existed and was called Pinisa.

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