Facts And Fables

Interesting Facts and Articles

Plate Smashing

Plate smashing, a traditional Greek folk custom involving the smashing of plates or glasses during celebratory occasions.

Architecture Of Corfu

The main influence in determining the character of Corfu Town is Venetian, as a result of the four hundred years or so of their rule.

A Brief History Of Corfu

In his Odyssey, Homer mentions the island of Scheria, the island of the Phaeacians, which some believe to be Corfu.

Islands Islets and Rocks around Corfu

OTHONOI (FANO) ERIKOUSA (MERLERA) MATHRAKI These are three small offshore islands (inhabited), North-West of Corfu. KARAVI A rock next to Mathraki supposed to be the Phoenician’s boat which was turned into stone! If you look carefully it looks like a ship trailing a...

The Real Brits Of Corfu

These are some of the British who have made a mark on the Island through the ages. (Special Thanks to Theodoros Metallinos) King Richard of England 1157-1199 also known as the lionhearted king, was one of the most legendary monarchs of medieval Europe, he was the...

Greek Superstitions, Customs and Traditions

An assortment of Greek superstitions, customs and traditions, some have regional origins. Evil Eye The most commonly talked about ancient superstition in the Greek Isles. The evil eye can strike at any given moment. Perhaps there was an occasion that you were dressed...

Marine Traffic.com

This is a very good site if you want to look up a boat you have spotted or a rough guide to ferry, cruise ship or yacht positioning. Click the link below and have some fun....

Cricket in Corfu

Cricket appears historically in Corfu, which was under the British domination, on the 23rd of April 1823 with a game between officers of the British Navy and the Garrison.

The Philharmonic Society of Corfu

The Philharmonic Society of Corfu, known among Corfiots as “The Old Philharmonic”, was established at September 1840 by some of the most prominent Corfiots of the time.

The British Cemetery (Corfu Town)

From Corfu seafront to south of the old town and turn inland onto Alexandras Avenue, which is a big tree lined avenue. At the top of this is Place George Theotoki which contains a roundabout. From this roundabout take the Donatou Dimoulitsa road and then bear left...

The Life Of Saint Spyridon

  “Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth” – a teaching by Jesus Christ in His Sermon on the Mount. These divine words describe Saint Spyridon absolutely. This is evident from the fact that his life on earth was a flowering of Christianity in all...
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