CORFU: THE GRAND LADY OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS

February 2, 2016

A majestic fort, romantic trails and beaches where the greenery merges with the sapphire sea...

 

Corfu Town,Liston 

 

 

 

 

Corfu town is Venice and Naples, a touch of France and more than a dash of England, apart of course from being Greek' - Countess Flamburiari.The town is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner can you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square. The café at the Liston






 

 

St.Spiridon's Church

 







home to the island's patron 'mummified' saint, is just behind the Liston. The church is impressive and worth visiting, but  ensure you are suitably dressed.






 

 

 

 

 

ACHILLION PALACE: THE CONSOLATION OF AN EMPRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empress Elizabeth of Austria-Hungary, the legendary Sissi, chose Corfu to build her palace, a place where she found consolation after her son Rudolph’s suicide. It is an elegant Pompeian-style building with luxurious, neoclassical living rooms. In the beautiful gardens you’ll admire the famous statue of Dying Achilles.

 

 

 

 

BEACHES OF ALL KINDS

 

 

 

 



Glyfada, Dasia, Ermones, Paleokastritsa, Sidari, benitses (famous for loud parties), Halikounas ,Marathias,Ai Gordis,Kontogialos,St.Georgios.The list of beaches is endless. Isolated picturesque coves or large and crowded beaches with beach bars, tavernas, shops and watersports. Many beaches boast luxury hotels as well.

 

 

 

 

 


 

EASTER IN CORFU: A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES



The Philharmonic Society of Corfu accompanies the procession of the mummified body of the island’s patron, St Spyridon, as it is carried around the city on Good Friday. On Holy Saturday it rains botides – clay jars thrown in the streets from people’s balconies. Don’t get too close! Easter in Corfu is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime.








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MON REPOS: THE DREAM OF AN ARISTOCRAT

 

 


British High Commissioner Frederick Adam built this summer residence for his Corfiot wife, Nina Palatianou. Situated in a landscape of rare beauty, it occupies the site of ancient Corcyra, as the city was then called. The villa houses the Palaiopolis museum and botanical gardens with more than 2,000 rare kinds of plants that came all the way 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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