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St Spyridon

the patron saint of Corfu In 1456, only three years after the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, a monk managed, through long struggle...

Gastronomy

Being a Mediterranean island, Corfu traditionally produced considerable quantities of olive oil, wheat and wine from its agriculture; and these, along¬side fish and wild greens,...

Festivals & Dances

Folk songs and dances, as a rule the products of oral tradition, are linked to expressions of a public character: Easter Sunday, the carnival weeks,...

Easter in Corfu

Easter is the holiest and greatest festival in the calendar of the Greek Ortho¬dox faith. The unique way it is celebrated in Corfu draws masses...

Music

Easy communication with Italy, the expansion of trade, and the opera companies that frequently visited the island were the main factors in the de¬velopment of...

Arts

A short walk in time and space may be enough for a visitor to appreciate some of the most important works of art from the...

Culture

Showing an unusual ability to digest and assimilate different cultural influences in order to translate them into familiar characteristics, Corfu has managed over a long...

Architecture

While many of the Ionian Islands suffered great damage during the devastating earthquakes of 1953, Corfu was left virtually unscathed. Testament to the fact that...

The Old Town of Corfu

The Old Town of Corfu is located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, with its roots going back to the...

Inspirational Corfu

From mythical Ulysses, who was shipwrecked here in the Homer’s Odyssey, the oldest travelogue of all, to Roman Emperor Nero, who sang here be¬fore the...