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Corfu Culture

Corfu's Culture and History
Corfu's culture is a product of its rich and diverse history, melding elements from Mainland Greece and Europe, from Venice and the wider Italy, and from France and Britain. The cosmopolitan lifestyle that developed as a result of these many influences has fostered a plethora of historic traditions that are still observed today, and that are evident in the island's architecture, art, music, dance and cuisine, as well as at the many festivals that punctuate its calendar.

Corfu Art

Art
A look at the history of art and religious painting in Corfu from the sixteenth century until modern times.

Corfu Postcards

Corfu Postcards
Thirteen postcards featuring Angelos Giallinas watercolours of Corfu have been reprinted in their original form. The postcard set can be used as attractive notecards (or indeed as postcards!), or can be kept as attractive collectibles. They make an ideal gift for any lover of Corfu.

Corfu Cuisine

Cuisine
Corfu's cuisine is inextricably tied in with its history and this is what makes its food so different from the rest of Greece. It is fascinating to look through a menu and try to work out who brought what.

Corfu Festivals

Festivals
A list describing the many festivals which punctuate the Corfiot calendar.

Corfu History

History
Corfu's geographical position meant that it was constantly at the mercy of invaders. This led to a wealth of history and influences. This section looks at the past rulers of Corfu and their present day legacy.

Corfu Historical Writing

Historical Writing
An entry about Corfu taken from the 1911 edition of The Encyclopaedia Britannica and two pieces written in 1899 and 1913.

Greek Language

Language
It's surprising how a little Greek will enhance your stay here. If you can offer a few words, even the most simple greetings, you will receive in return an even more enthusiastic welcome. This section contains the Greek alphabet and a few words and phrases that you might find useful.

Mirtiotissa Monastery

Mirtiotissa Monastery
This 400 year old monastery sits among pine trees and olives on the hillside above the west-coast beach of the same name. A peaceful spot with breathtaking views.

MOCM

MOCM
A unique collection of custom made constructions by Andreas Monopolis. Includes sound devices, designs and musical compositions.

Monopolis Productions

Monopolis Productions
Dedicated to the arts and especially activities that have an interaction between people and the audiovisual arts. The foundations of Monopolis Productions are diligence and the management of activities that offer safety and respect for both creators and their work.

Corfu Museums

Museums
In Corfu you will find museums exhibiting Archaeology, Byzantine Art, Asiatic Art, and Traditional Folk History. In addition you can visit the palaces of Achilleon and Mon Repos.

Corfu Music

Music
In Corfu there is a long musical tradition which is continued by the many Philharmonic bands which can be seen performing at local celebrations. Both the composer of the Greek National Anthem and the Olympic Anthem were Corfiots.

Olives

Olives
The history, cultivation and production of olives and olive oil. Includes some fascinating olive-related trivia. For instance, did you know that olive oil is an antidote for ammonia poisoning?

Warren Curry

Painting
Warren Curry paints in two predominant styles, traditional and figurative. His paintings depict the dramatic scenery, wonderful villages and colourful traditions of Corfu. You can now buy limited edition prints of his work.

The Rise and Fall of Corfu's Mansions

The Rise and Fall of Corfu's Mansions
In north-east Corfu where property on the coast is snapped up, hidden houses in the hills are left to moulder towards decay, for the landed families can no longer maintain the lifestyle of past generations. These mansions were a product of the Venetian era, remnant of a medieval feudal system that had its origins with the Angevin lords, who ruled the island in the 13th century.

The Heroes of Lefkimmi

The Heroes of Lefkimmi
Just before reaching the coast at Alikes near Lefkimmi stands a pristine monument in slate-grey granite and white marble. The inscription is hard to read, but what it reveals is an almost forgotten episode of World War II, during which the Corfiots - and especially the Lefkimmiots - showed their courage and integrity.

Wine

Wine
Information about Greek wine and the vineyards of Corfu. There is substantial evidence that wine has been produced in Greece since at least 4000 BC. In "The Odyssey", Homer famously describes "The wine dark sea".

Corfu Premier Property
A selection of the most prestigious, exclusive, stunning and interesting
Property in Corfu

Corfu Pool Villas

Corfu Pool Villas
Privately Owned Seaside and Countryside Apartments, Studios and
Corfu Villas with Pools

Corfu Excursionss

Corfu Excursions
Specialists in safe and comfortable excursions
for visitors and
Cruise Passengers

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