"Corfu my first visit." Prefecture of Kerkyra (Corfu) by mart8777

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Choice of Islands

There are apparently 166 inhabited islands and 1259 deserted ones in Greece.
I have started to explore a few but look forward to seeing a few more given time and finances, who knows ?
Corfu was the ancient Corinthian colony of Corcyra and is in the Ionian Sea. Influences include the Venetians and in more recent history the British and that included the game of cricket. Royal Families of Austria and Germany and a few others have been here and this island is probably the most popular of all the islands.

Popular Island

Although the resorts are perhaps over populated (since the 1960s) in the holiday season, there are rewarding inland spots and a few quieter beaches off the beaten track.
I spent a contented two weeks exploring by motor scooter most of the island, and survived the journeys into the great unknown. Quietly buzzing through Olive Groves and up and down through villages and to occasionally "strip down" to take a dip in the ocean.
A quiet drink or a sample of Greek food in a taverna perhaps ? what ever turns you on.
What was good for Durrells( Lawrence and Gerald) is good enough for me.

Odysseus was here.

History has it that Odysseus was washed ashore here ? although it may have been a bit further around the coast, but anyway it is stunning especially off-season.
My parents had been coming here for ages, but I ended up in Sidhari on the other side of the island perhaps a little less exotic.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very rewarding if you explore
  • Cons:Avoid the Tourists if you can.
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