I apologise for the photo overload in this post. I usually take a lot of photos on holiday but this year I’ve really outdone myself. I also like most of them which is unusual, I think there’s something about the bright Greek sunshine and blue skies which make photos look pretty good. A week or so ago I got back from my holiday in Corfu with James and my family. It was amazing! We had a pretty chilled out week, ate a lot (A LOT) of tasty Greek food and went on some adventures. I even managed to tan a little! The week was over far too quickly and I’m still recovering from my post-holiday blues! I’ve visited a lot of Greek islands but Corfu is definitely one of my favourites. It’s very green and luscious and the north side of the island is lined with beautiful cliffs and rocky coves, with the mountains climbing up steeply from the seashore. During the week we hired a boat for my mum’s birthday, sailed along the coast with a picnic and found a little beach all to ourselves. We visited an abandoned village in the mountains, saw some ancient ruins in Corfu town, and climbed to the castle on the hill, Angelokastro. We also had fun snorkelling in the sea and taking a boat trip around the caves. We made friends with a very skinny stray cat and called her Carla. We were feeding her whilst we were in Greece, so I hope she’s managing alright now that we’re gone!
Corfu is a popular island. I thought the town where we stayed (Kassiopi) was a good compromise between being too “resorty” and there being plenty of tavernas to choose from. Although, a lot of bars advertise a British pub experience with full English breakfasts, shepherd’s pie for dinner, warm lager and bad music from 20 years ago. I find it strange, I’d much rather these places just tried to be Greek. The good thing about staying in a touristy town is that there are lots of veggie options, and ice cream bars are open until the early hours! I ate so much kumquat ice cream that week, if you haven’t tried it I highly recommend it. Writing this post has made me want to jump on a plane straight back to Corfu! I have a couple more holiday posts planned for this week, so that should get me through