There’s something about the Greek islands that keeps drawing me back. Corfu was a marvellous experience – and reading about it at the same time in Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals (recommended to me by a lovely co-worker and mentor) made it all the more magical! I was able to see the impressive and picturesque Venetian fortress (from which you can admire the European mainland) and explore the beautiful Corfu Old Town. The lovely designs of the local crafts and clothing showed a charming flair for detail and structure – a stroll through the beautiful streets, lined with unique shops, is highly recommended. Pane e Souvlaki in Corfu Old Town was a real treat – delicious, succulent souvlaki with a reasonably priced menu… and right by the main square!
A real gem for us was visiting George and Elena’s Taverna, which was a family-run establishment, with proper home cooked food. I had their stifado (which was so flavourful) and Han opted for their homemade sausage (which was made from fine cuts of meat and a little spicy). We were treated as esteemed guests, given delightful cheesecake with kumquat (heavenly – do not leave without trying it!) and insights into the family’s life. Their running of the restaurant is seasonal – only during tourist season. George, his mother and his wife, run the place, and it was great to support a local business.
If you are able, rent a kayak or canoe and row yourself around the fortress. Han did it, and it was apparently surreal!
Top // Joy
Skirt// Lavish Alice
Sandals // H&M