The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced this week that it aims to upgrade the Old Town of Corfu, through a new strategic restoration plan…
The Venetian-styled Old Town of Corfu, sitting on the tranquil waters of the Ionian Sea, has a very simple secret – do not mark out a specific route, but wander freely through the neighbourhoods.
Corfu is the most northerly of Greece’s seven Ionian Islands and is shaped like a scythe. The Daily Mail’s Jo Kessel visited and found it has great beaches, great history and great hiking.
Choosing the right Greek island can be a daunting task, after all, there are thousands of them (though fewer than 250 are inhabited). But Corfu has been a tourist favorite for decades.
Culture of Corfu island. Places to visit – old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces; Orange Smile
The Mail on Sunday’s Siobhan Grogan checked into Villa 1870, a 19th Century mansion close to Corfu Town. Some of her top day-trips took her south of capital to discover the island’s other wonders
“Gradually the magic of the island settled over us as gently and clingingly as pollen.”― Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals
If not for a small metal plaque almost concealed by foliage beside the entrance of Mon Repos, visitors would likely remain oblivious to the fact that this so-called palace was the birthplace of the spouse of Britain longest-reigning monarch.
Source: A royal birth’s hidden history