Have you ever heard about the Corfu Island? If not, today is the day! Discover with us one of the greenest islands in Greece with lovely villages and beautiful landscapes.
Welcome to Corfu
A little bit of history
One of the most cosmopolitan islands in Greece, situated in the Ionian Sea, is packed with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek methodology. It is the only part of Greece that did not fell in the Ottoman oppression. Corfu is the place where you will find the history of a glorious past!
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The Venetian style will charm you, the beautiful beaches will relax you and the history will embrace your soul.
Visit the Liston Arcade, the Spianada Square and the iconic mansions. Close your eyes and listen to every note of Corfu’s marching bands, get lost in the labyrinthine alleyways of Campiello, enjoy a glass of kumquat liqueur and fall in love in the Canal d’Amour.
Corfu (or Kerkyra) will seduce you with the mythical images and its historical centre (declared a world heritage site by UNESCO) will enchant you with its stately buildings with neoclassical influences.
Memory of Corfu, By Misty Foster (Ambassador)
This is a real memory from one of the GlobeStamp users:
“Our plane arrives past midnight in Corfu, Greece, 300 miles from bustling and ancient Athens. Lacy and I sit in the tiny waiting area of the airport in exhaustion and panic. We were to be picked up by our hosts, Maria and Alexo who told us that they had no physical address and that it would be best if they came to get us. Over an hour passes and no one arrives. Should we take a taxi to the town center and try to find somewhere else to stay? Get back on the plane? Had we just been scammed? Determined to prove our fearful yet loving mothers wrong, we decided to wait. An adorable older gentleman finally arrives and in broken English asks us if we are Misty and Lacy. We enthusiastically shake our heads yes and answer, “Naí” ( ‘yes’ in Greek). He does his best to communicate with us, and vice versa. It’s dark, we are tired and hungry and have no idea the magic we were about to experience. Sensing our fatigued state, Alexo drives us to the local shop on the way to his home and treating us to beer and food. We scarf it all down and go to bed full of anticipation. I had been resistant to travelling to Corfu. It wasn’t at the top of my list of places to go in Greece. It was also going to cost us more time and money to fly from Athens to Corfu and then to Santorini. But Lacy, a powerhouse literary agent and long/time friend, was pining to go. She had recently represented and helped launch the publication of Allison Pataki’s The Accidental Empress, a recent bestseller. The novel tells the story of Empress Elizabeth “Sisi” of Austria, reluctant royalty, famous for her beauty and love of travel. The Empress reigned during the 1850’s until her untimely death by assassination in 1898. She’s widely regarded for having an impeccable and strange beauty regimen, which included veal face masks and binding her waist to a tiny 19 inches!”
This is a part of Misty Foster’s experience in Corfu, if you are curious to know the rest you can read it in the GlobeStamp app’s memories and share yours too!