23 May 2013

What price for a beachside location?

A brand new property on our books has a wonderful position near Kassiopi and is right on the sea. The pretty garden leads down to a gate which opens directly onto the beach at Imerolia, Kassiopi.

The same house in another, inland, area would most definitely cost a lot less, but with so few properties on the sea we are sure there will be plenty of interest in this one.

8 May 2013

An Easter Egg with a Difference

A last minute sweep of our covered terrace prior to setting the table for Easter lunch uncovered two hens eggs deeply hidden under the jasmine. Our neighbour's hens have not visited us for quite some time, so I was fairly certain that these were several months old and picked them up in order to throw them away. Mistake! One of them, as it lightly touched the other, literally exploded in my hand. Up to then I had thought that rotten eggs were occasionally found whilst making an omelette, but I now know how rotten an egg can get. Suffice it to say that I needed a shower, my clothes had to be discarded and a liberal amount of bleach splashed on the paving stones to rid the whole area of the disgusting smell. Even after all that I kept getting whiffs of nastiness throughout the day!

7 May 2013

Easter Surprise

Wandering through the old town, we came across an exhibition of Byzantine icons in the now disused Catholic Church of St. Francis on N.Theotoki Street. The artist, Stergios Giannoulas, who comes from Grevena, is amazingly talented and we stayed far longer than we had originally intended looking at all the icons on display. Well recommended - even for those who are not normally interested in religious painting, the exhibition is open from 10.00-14.00 and 18.00-21.00 every day and closes next Sunday (St. Thomas' Day) 12th May.

Easter in Corfu - Good Friday.

In the old town on Friday evening the bulbs in the street lanterns are changed to purple - just for the one day - to mourn the death of Jesus.

Easter in Corfu

If you are planning to live in Corfu town one of the best addresses is The Liston. Even better if the apartment has a balcony, and even better still if it has a humungous terrace and is a penthouse! 

Well, there is such an apartment for sale with us at the moment: In need of renovation, it stretches from front to back of the building and therefore has light from all sides. On Good Friday, when the town is buzzing with visitors following the "epitafia" through the narrow streets, and the marching bands play the sombre music appropriate to the occasion, we decided that it would be a very good time to arrange a viewing of the apartment. After all, we thought, it would certainly show off the terrace at its best! The photo was taken looking west towards the old town.

1 May 2013

Kalo Mina

Feeling quite proud of my efforts to produce a May Day garland this year, I thought I'd share my photo. I'm going for the rustic natural look. One of my colleagues (she knows who she is) makes a garland which always looks more professional and tidy than mine!
Happy May Day, even though we are officially celebrating it next Tuesday after the Easter celebrations.