The celebration of Easter in Corfu is a unique experience, completely different from anywhere else in Greece and particularly impressive for first-time visitors to the island. It is a huge festival, in which various components come together harmoniously, the Orthodox Christian faith, pagan traditions, the powerful presence of Saint Spiridon, the Roman Catholic community, the Venetian influence, genuine Corfiot humour, the music of the philharmonic bands and of course the spring atmosphere
Placed a few kilometres north-west from Corfu island, are the Diapondia islands, consisting of five small islands.
Orthoni being the largest constitutes a small Mediterranean paradise still hidden from massive tourism.
Characteristics of this island are the impressive rocks and the numerous marine caves that are a pole of attraction for divers and offer unforgettable sighs to visitors.
Paxos untouched by time, is the smallest Ionian Island seven miles by two and is located just nine miles off the southern most tip of Corfu and ten from the mainland of Greece. Paxos has no airport and for this reason has thankfully eluded the masses who flock to the neighboring islands.
This magical island holds many enchanting surprises of natural beauty and contrasts. The East Coastline is enveloped in a silvery green cloak formed by the olive trees sloping gently to glistering blue waters. Numerous secluded coves and bays offer solitude of which some are only accessible by boat, the clarity of the sea make snorkeling an excellent pursuit for the more energetic.
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The Brugmansia or Angel Trumpet, has its origins in the subtropical regions of South America along the Andes from Columbia to Northern Chile, Peru and Brazil.
Corfu Town is the capital and main port of the island of Corfu and is one of the most beautiful, most impressive and most interesting cities of Greece.
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Collective Delight Delicious crayfish pastas and traditional sofritos go to and from the tables and the only break is in order to have a glass of one the most selective wines of the wine-cellar.
When the delight meets its most mediterranean version then all roads lead to Olympia Restaurant, which also has a summer aura called Olympia Mare.
Makrades officially belongs to the 8th century AD. In 1200 AD, Ruled by the Byzantine, Angelos Komninos who built a fortress close by to provide a safe heaven for the locals. The fortress was invaded many times, but never conquered, sadly, many locals lost their lives in these attacks.
On northwest Corfu lies for many centuries
the small and picturesque village of Afionas.
33 kilometers is the distance from the city of
Despite its small size, the community of the village of Vatonies will pinpoint past glorious moments. Crossing a bridge dating back to 1876 and going downhill a steep pathway amid Cypresses you will reach the spring of Kasteli to forget your thirst.
rrcorfurealestate.com/search/index.php Traditional houses – albeit ruined – characterizes the village. So does the typical figure of Mr Gerasimos faithful to the tradition of Easter making dynamite to mark the procession of Tuesday following Easter. Splendid family emblems – gates leading to mansions, the bell tower of Saint Theodoroi, the fresh water spring getting the thirst of the locals at the village of Paghi.
Time for a small pilgrimage at the Church of Mother Mary the Seafighter at the village of Dafni, a glance at its traditional houses with the picturesque unique structure of their balcony known as botzo. Saint Demetrios Church stands proudly opposite Saint George Bay at the beauty striking location of Tsoukas.
Strolling downhill from the so called Chelidoni area, one is almost choked by the beauty of St George Bay. Nature did not spare it with this breathtaking benevolence.
Olive oil - used to dress your salad and cook with... right? Well yes... but... have you ever thought about it as more than just a cooking aid? For the people of the Mediterranean, olive oil is and has been more than mere food. It has been medicinal, magical, an endless source of fascination and wonder and the fountain of great wealth and power.
The game of Cricket first appeared on Corfu when the island was under the British domination. The first recorded game took place on St George’s day in 1823 with a game between officers of the Royal Navy and the British Garrison. Local Corfiots soon took to the game and, two years later had formed two sides to take on ‘the Brits’.
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