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You’ve earned your rest and looked forward to the peace and quiet of long afternoons by the shoreline. And you have chosen Corfu because you want blue seas, enchanting beaches and a slow pace to your days...
But why not enhance your holiday by doing something a little different and unexpected whilst on the island? There’s an extraordinary collection of Asian art at the Palace in Corfu Town, the small but stunning collection of antiquities at the town’s Archaeological Museum, a wonderful marina at Gouvia, the two Venetian fortresses of Corfu Town, plus numerous gorgeous villages to visit and fish tavernas to try.
Ever thought you’d like to try white water rafting? We can arrange for you to go on a fantastic and invigorating day’s journey to the mainland, where you’ll marvel at the Achaeron River gorge and raft down the sparkling water with qualified and enthusiastic stewards. Whether you dream of a day’s windsurfing or a sleepy afternoon tasting local liqueurs, we will be there to point you in the right direction.

To get you in the mood for your holiday, may we recommend the following? Where possible we’ve provided a link to the book or film at Amazon.
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell
Prospero’s Cell by Lawrence Durrell
The Greek for Love by James Chatto
A House in Corfu by Emma Tennant
Venus of the Isles by John Forte
The Cat of Portovecchio, Corfu Tales by Maria Strani-Potts
Corfu Blues by James Potts
The Ionian Islands, Zakynthos to Corfu by Arthur Foss
Britain’s Greek Empire by Michael Pratt
Songs of Blue and Gold by Deborah Lawrenson
Corfu Sketches – A 30 Year Journey by J Waller and T Nicholas
The Ionian Islands and Epirus, A Cultural History by Jim Potts
Suntouched by Theresa Nicholas
Further suggested reading about Greece and the Greek people in general...
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Eurydice Street by Sofka Zinovieff
The Greeks – The Land & The People Since The War by J Pettifer
Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis – an absolute must read!
The Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Skios by Michael Frayn
The Thread by Victria Hislop
The Island by Victria Hislop

If you’d like to see some of Corfu before you come...
For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore and Carole Bouquet) –
the James Bond film was filmed entirely on location.
The Greek Tycoon (Jacqueline Bisset and Anthony Quinn) –
not a great film but great scenery!
Fedora (Marthe Keller) – Billy Wilder’s rather overlooked but
beautiful 1978 film, set in Corfu Town.
BBC Film of My Family and Other Animals (Imelda Staunton) –
delightful version of this favourite tale.
BBC Series Mediterranean Voyage by Francesco da Mosto –
(one episode on Corfu).
Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes –
BBC Cookery Series, Corfu Episode.
Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey (ITV 2011) – travelogue with one episode almost devoted to Corfu and her unique traditions.
Corfu – A Tale of Two Islands (ITV 2012)
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