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Corfu goes to Hollywood

If you take a stroll in Corfu Town by night it is easy to see the buildings, churches and piazzas much like a theatre like setting. Even the people walking up and down in their best evening wear seem to be acting out a role. In fact it is one of the reasons why Corfu has inspired many writers, painters and musicians alike as a background to their creations. Bond and MelinaThe most famous movie in this insta ...

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Fishing for fish

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by visitors is where to go for fish. Disambiguation here is necessary. Fish to eat that is. A fair question to ask considering Corfu is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. This year, however, Corfu Town has been flooded by foot eating fish spas and there is also recent talk of southern tropical fish swimming in Ionian waters.Fresh fishy delicaciesThere are a fe ...

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Summer Toes

Considering all the preparation that goes into a summer holiday from choosing a summer destination to your favorite accommodation the simplest and most effective way to feel good whilst on holiday is the color of your toes. I can hear men feeling left out on this one but I assure you that a woman that feels good also means her other half feels good too. Sexy, healthy and glamorous A recent fan of pedicures ...

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Introducing Scheria

I was always acutely aware that the island I was brought up on is internationally renowned for its beauty. I am also very aware of the interest my land has for many scholars and Shirley Valentines. Leaving the island for periods of time only accentuates my connection to it. Like a siren it calls you back, myself and many others. Many myths tell the story of this island as it lies majestically off the northw ...

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A Regal Destination

There is a quality about the island of Corfu that makes it stand out above all other islands or areas in Greece. A strong sense of regal nobility rises out of the island's history, architecture and inhabitants. Of course such a flair can easily turn into a pompous sense of superiority from which we ail from time to time. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was born Philippos Prince of Greece and Denmark on the ...

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Once in a Blue Moon

The 'blue moon' expression with the 'impossibility' meaning is old and dates back to mediaeval England. As far as the possibility of the moon being blue is concerned it is a very rare occurance indeed which involves an errupted volcano and so forth. Two full moons in a month, however, isn't really all that rare an occurrence - it happens approximately every three years- but out of experience it tends to hap ...

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The “Scissors” of Podolakos

It never ceases to amaze me how an island, of relatively small size, like Corfu can hide secrets of cultural heritage such as this. As a local breed, I was surprised to discover that the northeastern village of Podolakos, which literally translates as Footpit, above the town of Kassiopi is home to a heard of around 500 sheep. These in turn belong to one Mr Koutsouris one of the last remaining stock farmers ...

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Surviving the heat

There is of course a small price to pay when one goes looking for the sun. The heat becomes very intense. There is no need, however, to repeat the fall of Icarus. Small acts of consciousness can make a world of difference.For a start don’t go ‘flying’ in direct sunlight especially between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 17:00 p.m. between the months of June, July and August. Always choose a shady spot and use um ...

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Just For Fun

We all have our personal definition for fun whilst on holiday. Fun can easily mean a lazy day around the pool reading a book and enjoying an al fresco BBQ. Or, fun can mean a splashingly active kind of day at Aqualand water park in Agios Ioannis central Corfu. Fun can mean a horse and carriage ride in Corfu Town or fun can be a blow up banana ride on the back of a speed boat. Fun for you could be spending t ...

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A Place of Healing

Corfu is said to be the mythical Scheria where Homer’s Ulysses finds himself naked on the beach. Somewhere around Ermones Beach they say. In fact an August reenactment of this event is put on by the local municipality. It is in the mythical palace of King Alkinoos on Corfu that Homer’s famous epic unravels and it is on this island Ulysses remembers who he is. It is on Corfu that he is soothed, cleansed and ...

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