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Corfu Blog

This blog is the result of many years of living in Corfu. When we started the blog back in 2008, we pondered on titles. ‘Real life in Corfu’ was a possibility until someone said they couldn’t think of anywhere further away from real life than Corfu and suggested that maybe it should be called 'Fantasy Island!'

It's certainly true that Corfu seems to have its own set of rules for life, and none of them bear any resemblance to the rest of the world!

So here it is - The Corfu Blog - a hotchpotch of thoughts, articles, business, opinions and photos, for those who are interested in life in Corfu.

Out and about in Corfu today

Out and about in Corfu today


Following a few days of muggy sandy Saharan sky, we had a short sharp storm yesterday morning which cleared the atmosphere beautifully.

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The property market in Greece

The property market in Greece


Home purchases by foreigners in Greece moved back up to 2014 levels last year, mainly thanks to the considerable recovery seen in transactions over the last few months of 2016.

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Greece Storms the 'Prop' Charts

Greece Storms the 'Prop' Charts


It seems as if people are rediscovering their love of Greece. The Move Channel carries out in-depth analysis of property trends worldwide and the following article came out a coulee of weeks ago. Not surprising to any of us of course.

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Airbnb owners, be very careful

Airbnb owners, be very careful


Most of the owners I speak to have high praise for Airbnb, and I would have agreed until last summer opened my eyes to the pitfalls of their system and made me wonder how many people are aware of this.

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Snow and Ice!

Snow and Ice!


Probably the coldest winter that many of us can remember has arrived with a vengeance in Greece. As often happens Corfu - right over on the west - has not suffered as badly as other parts of the country, but it has still been amazingly cold.

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Friday Morning in Corfu

Friday Morning in Corfu


At times like this it is so obvious why we love living in Corfu. With half an hour to spare, on our way to show land to some Russian clients, we had time for a coffee in Kouloura.

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Full moon with a difference

Full moon with a difference


On my way to bed last night, I took a last look at the moon from our upstairs terrace. The scattered clouds obscuring the bright light created this wonderful effect. Lovely summer evenings - one of the very best parts of living in Corfu!

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Greek Traditions shouldn't be allowed to die

Greek Traditions shouldn't be allowed to die


Coffee time in Lakones village, in the little square. A young local man has opened a really nice traditional kafenion in the heart of this touristy area. The décor is just right - old furniture, old photos on the walls, tables on the pavement.

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Another lovely village view

Another lovely village view


Makrades to the right and Krini to the left, with the sea almost unrealisitically high on the horizon. Two of the prettiest villages in the north-west of Corfu.

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