Corfu, Greece

The Greek island of Κέρκυρα, or Corfu, is the second largest Ionian island after Cephalonia and is a tourist destination for people of all ages. The island has crystal clear waters, quiet and sandy beaches, hidden coves, mountains and an active nightlife. So the small island of Corfu has something for everyone.

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

In the mountains in the northwest of Corfu is the Monastery Paleokastritsa dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The white washed buildings, the beautiful gardens, and the beautiful sea views make this an excellent location for the monks to reflect. There has been a monastery here since 1228.

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

A visit to Theotoky Estate shows the local countryside. Here a Greek family has been growing grapes and olives to produce wine and olive oil. The trip to the estate takes you through the Greek countryside where you can find many goats, chickens, and horses. At Theotoky Estate a nice spread was prepared with Greek tomato salad, cheese, fresh salami, and of course fabulous wine from the estate. The white wine is so good it is even preferred by James Bond in the movie “For Your Eyes Only” (although I prefer the red).

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

The largest and busiest town on the island is Corfu town also known as Old Town. This is where many people begin and end exploring the island. With many local cafés and shops there is plenty for the tourist to do in this town. Here you can find your favorite knickknack made out of olive wood.

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

Corfu, Greece - Designerella

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