So hubby and I on the spur of the moment entered a travel agency and booked a very reasonably priced 4 day trip to Corfu island.
That's a very famous island all over the world and especially British love visiting it. It is especially popular by Greeks at Easter period for its traditional festivities.
I had never been to Corfu and hubby had been there too long ago so it was great for both of us.
We started on Holy Friday early in the morning. The day was rainy (as all Holy Fridays should be) and after certain minor problems about who would sit in which bus (usual problems when booking a guided tour trip) we started first for Igoumenitsa to take the ferry!
We were impressed by the beauty of our hotel Paleo Art Nouveau and the view from the room!
We were very lucky to arrive just in time when one of the music bands came in the narrow streets of the town.
We followed them for quite a while.
We woke up to this view.
This is where from the windows and balconies of the houses people hang red fabric pieces
After walking up and down the narrow streets we were taken sightseeing.
We saw the Canon,
The view from there to Vlaherna Monastery and Pondikonisi (the Mouse island) are so picturesque.And it is what really every Greek has in mind when they talk about Corfu as it is the landmark of the island.
The island airport is there too.
We then went to Mon Repos, the palace of the former royal family of Greece,
Spianada the largest square in Greece,
Spilia (cave), a small restaurant with an excellent pastitsada, the traditional dish of Corfu.
Mavromatis Distillery. Corfu is famous for its kumquat, a small fruit brought from China, that is so special in taste. I love it.
We watched a short video of how it is grown, harvested and used in distillery and pastry.
Second part of our trip to follow.