What we call Corfu cuisine is the gastronomic tradition that was shaped in Corfu and all the Ionian Islands and which is a special category of Greek cuisine with complex tastes and delicious dishes.
Mon Repos palace is a neoclassical building at the east of Paleopolis, the Corfu ancient city.
Built at 1830 by the British Commissioner Sir Frederick Adam in the beggining of the peninsula of Kanoni opposite the ruins of Paleopolis….Read more
Annunziata, a monument of pan-European significance. At the intersection of Evgeniou Voulgareos and Vrahliotis 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….Read more
Here 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….Read more
Next to Korission lake there is a small cedar forest that separates the two large sandy beaches of Chalikouna and Issos. The Korission Lagoon is a very rich wetland and a place where local people fish, Very small shrimps abound in these waters as well as many species of fish….Read more
Under Paleokastritsa and to the south, the mountainous area of the west coast continues down to Ermones and further south until it joined with the mountain of Agion Deka in the center of the island. It consists of high cliffs that end abruptly on the west coast and cut off the beaches from the mainland…Read more
Easter for the Orthodox church this year is a little early, on April 16th, so the Sunday of Thomas is on April 9th and the other holidays are on Friday 14th and the second day of Easter on the 17th, the other related to Easter celebrations will continue until the Sunday after Easter on April 23….Read more
Corfu has plenty of pristine, beautiful and enormous beaches, most are crowded, although many peaceful and quiet beaches are not missing, especially those in small bays of the northeast coast. In Corfu there are the endless long sandy beaches of the west coast and the tourist mainly pebble beaches at the eastern coast…Read more
Celebrations and events in Corfu for Easter are unique, and attract visitors from other parts of Greece who mingle with local people and foreign tourists watching the processions, taking part in the services, and enjoying all the festivities….Read more
10 km south of the city and three kms north of the village of Benitses on the edge of the village of Gastouri sits the beautiful Achilleion(Achillion) Palace.
It was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria who became known as the sad queen Sissy….Read more
If you fancy a journey in your imagination explore the site of the ancient city of Corfu, known as Paleopolis (Old City).
It was discovered after archaeological excavations during last century. The city was founded in the 8th century BC by Dorian Greeks from Korinth….Read more
Due to rich historical and cultural heritage the museums in Corfu are many and offer a wide variety of exhibits from Neolithic times to the present, there are also cultural museums dedicated to the rich intellectual life of the Ionian Islands, a bright example is Corfu Reading Society….Read more
Corfu climate is generally mild and humid, with plenty of rain and mostly south or southeast winds.
Winters are mild with cooler season the first 20 days in January where temperatures approach zero but rarely fall below it….Read more
Corfu airport is located south of Corfu town west of Garitsa and kanoni and north of the Mouse island with which is almost in straight line, inside the Chalikiopoulos lagoon which was an important wetland and in ancient times was the natural harbor of ancient Corfu…..Read more
You can get to Corfu in many ways.
Either by plane or by a combination of ship and car or bus, you may come by boat from Patras or Italy, but also directly by seaplane from Ioannina, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Lefkada, Patras, Kastoria and if you wish even from Athens….Read more
Most people seem to think that all the visitors to Corfu arrive on charter flights to the island.
And certainly these do come from all over Europe nowadays- looking at the arrivals board there are flights from Hungary, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and others in additional to those traditionally associated with Corfu such as Gatwick and Manchester….Read more
In the 1970s when Corfu first became widely visited by tourists the season stretched from the end of March until early November.
Of course the island was not full for all those months, but from May15th-September 15th it was difficult to find empty rooms in the hotels….Read more
During the British Protectorate (1815-1864) there were a number of notable residents on Corfu, not least the future prime minister William Gladstone, and the landscape artist and homourist Edward Lear, who has produced wonderful watercolours of Corfu in those days….Read more
The resorts of Benitses and Agios Gordios lie opposite each other, where the island is only about 6 kms wide, but even on the main roads the drive between them takes about half an hour going up and downhill.
For the adventurous though there is an alternative….Read more