Newspaper Articles about Corfu

Articles about Corfu

Prince Philip's birth certificate is unearthed after 99 years in an archive close to the Corfu villa where he was born
It has been gathering dust for decades in a municipal archive housed in an old British Army barracks that sits within the imposing Venetian fortress overlooking Corfu's Old Town.
The Daily Mail - 11 April 2021

On This Day in 1872: Corfiot composer, Nikolaos Mantzaros, passed away
Nikolaos Chalikiopoulos Mantzaros was a Greek-Italian classical composer who left behind a plethora of compositions and an irrepressible mark on Greece’s musical history.
The Greek Herald - 26 March 2021

My Greek granny’s grilled sea bream is summer on a plate
This dish, made in her tiny kitchen in Corfu, is so good it inspired Anastasia Miari to write a book about cooking with other grannies around the world.
The Guardian - 26 March 2021

A jet-setting quest to chronicle the recipes - and life stories - of grandmas everywhere
On the Greek island of Corfu, in the tourist-free village of Perivoli, prepare yourself for a long uphill hike, past vibrant bougainvillea bushes. - 13 March 2021

Remembering Gerald Durrell and his Corfu Trilogy
Lee Durrell speaks fondly of late husband Gerald at KLM 2021.
Telegraph India - 11 February 2021

Forget the Beach and Head Inland to Discover Corfu's Coolest Secrets
From Unesco-listed towns and ancient churches to stately palaces and postcard-perfect villages.
Mail on Sunday - 1 November 2020

Howzat! The story of Hellenic Cricket
It may come as a surprise to some that the English game of cricket has a long historical connection to Greece and Greeks. The first time the modern game of cricket was played in Greece was on the lovely Ionian Island of Corfu during the period of British rule (1815-64).
Neos Kosmos - 7 October 2020

Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu
Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.
Olive Oil Times - 1 October 2020

Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu
Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.
Olive Oil Times - 1 October 2020

Gerald Durrell honoured with blue plaque at childhood home in London
My Family and Other Animals author’s Dulwich home is a long way from the Corfu of his books but was shared with a ferocious dog.
The Guardian - 18 September 2020

Greek Monument in the village of Magoulades, Corfu
This Monument can be found in the village of Magoulades near the village square. It was erected to honour the Greeks who lost their lives in the sinking of the Proteus submarine, on December 29, 1940. Forty-eight men were sacrificed, defending Greece.
Greek City Times - 18 September 2020

Developers v Durrell: the battle over Corfu's 'jewel of nature'
Super-rich join naturalists in fight to halt building of luxury resort on biodiverse headland.
The Guardian - 1 August 2020

The Jewish Greek family that was saved in the Holocaust
Yvette Manessis Corporon’s book, Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil, tells the unbelievable story of how the Savvas family was saved during the Shoah.
The Jerusalem Post - 9 April 2020

Awards for six Corfu restaurants
Corfu restaurants win at the FNL Best Restaurants Awards ceremony
Enemerosi - 4 February 2020

The United States of the Ionian Islands
The Forgotten History of British Rule in Greece.

Greek Reporter - 19 January 2020

Mayor wants to make Corfu a Smart City
Meropi Ydraiou, the new Mayor of Central Corfu and the Diapontia Islands, wants to follow the example of Trikala and e-trikala and take Corfu into a 'new era' with eGovernment.

Εnimerosi - 22 September 2019

A Forgotten Armenian History on a Small Greek Island
As a bastion of tolerance and freedom compared to the Ottoman Empire, a large number of Christian refugees from the Balkans began to emigrate to Corfu in the sixteenth century. They founded villages with names reminiscent of their origins including Armenades, which was founded by Armenian refugees around 1550.

Armenian Weekly - 28 August 2019

A glimpse into the private life of Princess Sisi
The estate that so enchanted Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-98) when she first visited the verdant Ionian island of Corfu is one of the subjects of an exhibition that was recently inaugurated at its Museum of Asian Art.

Ekathimerini - 28 August 2019

How to spend 48 hours in Corfu Town
Where to stay, what to eat, drink and see.

The Sunday Post - 8 August 2019

48 hours in Corfu
An insider guide to the lush Ionian island beauty. Discover the best of Corfu!

The Telegraph - 30 July 2019

Centuries-old Corfu olive tree acquires date of birth
An imposing olive tree on Corfu dubbed “Evdokia” is between 1086 and 1200 years old, according to studies by German scientists from Dresden University of Technology.
The National Herald - 9 July 2019

Dozens of local bands and orchestras make Corfu the music capital of Greece
Corfu can easily be called the most musical island in Greece, with hundreds of music associations and dozens of orchestras and bands.
Greek Reporter - 15 June 2019

How the Durrells narrowly escaped Nazi attacks that devastated their Corfu idyll
TV drama is coming to a close, but viewers may not know the terrifying truth about how the Durrells' Corfu lifestyle came to an end.
Daily Mirror - 10 May 2019

Where is the Durrells fimed?
Everything you need to know about the beloved ITV period drama set on the Greek island of Corfu.
Radio Times - 5 April 2019

Louisa's luscious legacy
From chocolate cake to chicken curry, the real Louisa Durrell was a superb cook.
Daily Mail - 16 March 2019

Corfu Museum of Asian Art gearing up for a busy year
The museum is exclusively dedicated to art and antiquities from the Far East and India, boasting one of the finest collections of its kind in Europe.
Ekathimerini - 28 January 2019

Corfu simply ouzos charm
Forget the Greek island’s party image and discover its quieter side.
The Sunday Post - 20 September 2018

At the crease in Corfu
How cricket thrives in Corfu - despite batty rules that hamper it.
The Economist - 13 September 2018

Wheelchair-friendly beaches
Ioanna Fotiadi finds that Corfu is making strides toward wheelchair-friendly beaches.
Ekathimerini - 19 August 2018

Corfu cruise port guide
John Wilmott advises that when stopping in Corfu, visitors should soak up the views of marina and the Unesco-listed Old Town.
The Telegraph - 30 July 2018

Corfu: The sound of music
Richard Betts' Corfu experience puts a new spin on the idea of a conducted tour.
New Zealand Herald - 27 July 2018

Christina Martini's perfect weekend in Corfu Town
Inspired by myth, age-old crafts and cobbled streets, Ancient Greek Sandals’ co-founder has breathed new beauty into summer footwear, marrying local traditions with modern attitude.
Financial Times - 9 July 2018

My Family and Other Animals fear for Corfu
Lee Durrell pleads against a huge development.
Enimerosi Corfu News - 5 June 2018

Shores of History: The Greek island of Corfu is the seat of a violent past
Corfu evokes beautiful images of epicurean delights, but it is also the seat of a violent past. On this Greek island, time seems to slow down as the rhythm of daily life is punctuated by simple pleasures.
The Indian Express - 20 May 2018

The Durrells’ Alexis Georgoulis on his favourite corners of Corfu
When he has a day off from filming, the actor who plays Spiros heads to the beach with his guitar.
Radio Times - 1 April 2018

The Durrells: The unspoilt Corfu of My Family and Other Animals still exists
Claire Webb writes that Gerald Durrell's widow Lee returns to Corfu every year and heads for the island's north-east corner.
Radio Times - 13 March 2018

Corfu: How to get there, where to stay, and what to do
Nicole McClurg explores cobbled streets, historic fortresses and colourful parades on this Greek island.
Manchester Evening News - 26 February 2018

Durrells TV drama revives the dying ritual of family viewing
As the hit show returns to Corfu for a third series, two of its stars explain the secrets of its ratings success.
The Observer - 25 February 2018

Corfu: an idyllic Grecian island getaway
For a memorable Grecian getaway, why not go off the beaten track? Skip the crowded vacation spots, the overrated resorts, and visit the small, sleepy, coastal towns on the island of Corfu.
International Banker - 6 February 2018

Corfu: Baby makes three
Corfu is the ideal spot for a first family holiday, writes Kate Whiting.
New Zealand Herald - 1 October 2017

Stay cool in Corfu
Celia Thomas learns how to turn a pleasant corner of Greece into a dream destination.
The Mail on Sunday - 24 September 2017

Old Perithia: Why Corfu's ghost town is the island's best-kept secret
Anastasia Miari discovers that although abandoned by its people in the Sixties, Old Perithia offers visitors to Corfu something completely different.
The Independent - 21 September 2017

Fresh fish, crisp white wine and a view over the Ionian sea
At Toula's in Agni Bay, Tom Parker-Bowles enjoys one of those holiday lunches that you wish would never end.
Daily Mail - 13 August 2017

Corfu at its dramatic best
Helen Atkinson Wood enjoys an escape to Corfu and argues that the Greek island is even better in reality than on TV.
Daily Mail - 6 August 2017

Corfu restaurants
An insider's guide to the best places to eat in Corfu, including waterside tavernas with the best seafood. By Marc Dubin,
The Telegraph - 20 July 2017

An early episode of the Cold War that cost the lives of 44 sailors
Will Rimell writes that it was 70 years ago that two British war ships, sailing between Albania and Corfu, were illegally destroyed in a row that cost the lives of 44 seaman.
Southern Daily Echo - 11 December 2016

Island Fever! A posh guide to Corfu
George Osborne, the Rothschilds, the Durrell family - Brits have always loved Corfu. Sophia Money-Coutts on the unchanging magic of the storybook island with its divine tavernas, lavish villas, blue horizons and mummified saints.
Tatler - 15 June 2016

The Durrells get new biography that 'they would enjoy'
Account of the ‘knockabout’ life of the famous family will cover the years in Corfu recently dramatised for TV, and include their troubled background.
The Guardian - 16 May 2016

Six things you must do in Corfu
Huw Davies finds six things you must do in Corfu to renew your love affair for this gem of the Ionian.
Mail on Sunday - 1 May 2016

Eight places to find unspoiled Corfu
Marc Dubin wonders if there is any chance of recapturing anything of the Durrell family's 1930s island idyll now.
The Telegraph - 19 April 2016

Corfu's the real star of the show
Thomas W. Hodgkinson follows the footsteps of the Durrells.
Daily Mail - 9 April 2016

In loving memory of Corfu
Kari Gislason asks whether the happy memories of Corfu be relived 20 years later.
Herald Sun - 13 April 2015

Discovering Corfu’s charms
Timeless attractions still exist alongside 21st-century resorts, writes Amy Laughinghouse.
Aberdeen Press and Journal - 3 February 2015

In search of Durrell's Corfu
The Durrell brothers immortalised Corfu but also brought mass tourism to their hideaway island. In this feature from 1999, Paul Mansfield went in search of a literary paradise lost.
The Telegraph - 30 January 2015

Corfu: The most musical Greek island and its 18 marching bands
Ioanna Zikakou finds that altough visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, there is another, more artistic, side to this beautiful Greek island.
Greek Reporter - 20 November 2014

Old and new, intertwined
Pamela Timms takes a traditional Greek recipe for a cake and adds some modern takes to it.
Wall Street Journal - 13 September 2014

Seasons in the sun
When in Corfu, Gauri Sinh traced the footsteps of famed authors Lawrence and Gerald Durrell, who found their literary inspiration there.
Pune Mirror - 3 August 2014

Corfu: a Greek island that will expand your mind (and possibly your waistline)
Good food, stunning vistas and, in Kavos, a resort to avoid – this island has it all says Richard Pine.
The Irish Times - 22 April 2014

Corfu Beaches
Expert guide to Corfu includes information on the best beaches on the island, as selected by Marc Dubin.
The Telegraph - 14 January 2014

The Fabulous Baker Brothers go to Greece
How we wowed Corfu, by Tom Herbert.
Daily Mail - 31 August 2013

Corfu: Homer's ‘beautiful land’ gets the nod
Not every holiday is perfect, but every holiday should have its sweet spot, writes Pól Ó Conghaile.
Irish Examiner - 28 July 2013

Student gives up summer holiday to look after donkeys in Corfu
Alexia Yiannouli, from Billingham, will volunteer at the Corfu Donkey Rescue sanctuary after being moved by a previous visit.
The Northern Echo - 2 July 2013

The Ionian Islands: Where the blue really begins
Des Hannigan explores this cluster of western isles
The Independent - 28 June 2013

Patricia Cookson - Obituary
Co-founder in the 1960s of Corfu Villas, later CV Travel.
The Telegraph - 25 April 2013

Ouzo-ing class: Come to Corfu for a spot of sun
Clemmie Moodie says the island of Corfu reigns supreme - once the sun shows its face.
Daily Mirror- 9 April 2013

Classical ruins, a rowdy cockerel and a different bay every day
Matt Curtis discovers that on Corfu there is plenty more on the menu than ouzo and octopus.
Daily Mail - 22 January 2013

John Forte - Obituary
Major John Forte, who has died aged 96, was Britain's honorary vice-consul on the Greek island of Corfu, where he became famous for reviving the game of cricket after the Second World War.
The Telegraph - 15 September 2012

36 hours in Corfu
Corfu has plenty to offer beachcombers, foodies and fans of antiquity, says Marc Dubin.
The Telegraph - 9 August 2012

My Family and Durrell's Corfu
Jane Horrocks explores the naturalist's Mediterranean island.
The Independent - 13 July 2012

Corfu and Paxos: Greece still gets my vote
Nigel Richardson reports from Corfu and Paxos, where he finds the islanders are beset by uncertainty, but remain as hospitable as ever.
Daily Telegrapah - 15 June 2012

Corfu Town: a cultural guide
Corfu Town still retains its Venetian allure after two centuries, says Yolanda Carslaw.
Daily Telegrapah - 24 May 2012

Captivated by Corfu
Benedict Allen finds ancient Greeks and sleepy princesses on a family villa break.
Daily Mail - 13 May 2012

Amateurs in Eden by Joanna Hodgkin
Blake Morrison reviews the story of the bohemian marriage of Nancy and Lawrence Durrell.
The Guardian - 10 February 2012

Cricket's not all Greek to the Greeks
Firdose Moonda finds that in Corfu and Athens the sport is catching on, and the locals are getting their countrymen from all over the world to visit and play as well.
ESPN Cricinfo Magazine - 10 February 2012

Readers' Tips, Recommendations and Travel Advice
Readers offer their advice on holidays in Corfu.
Daily Telegraph - 18 October 2011

Freestyle Challenge: Swimming from Albania to Corfu
Throughout Enver Hoxha's rule, hundreds fled communist Albania by crossing the sea to their nearest neighbour. Twenty years after the regime fell, Thomas Hodgkinson retraced their perilous route.
The Guardian - 10 October 2011

Corfu: a late deal turned into the perfect family hol
Andrew Eames had warned the family that cheap prices attract the party crowd and involve middle-of-the-dead-of-night flying times.
Daily Mirror - 28 August 2011

Top 10 reasons to get passionate about Corfu
Janie Robinson lists Corfu's attractions.
Toronto Star - 1 June 2011

Corfu: family holidays on land and at sea
A villa or a sailing holiday – which works best with teens in tow? Clare Mann and her family put it to the test.
Daily Telegraph - 20 September 2010

Overseas Buyers Fall for Corfu's Historic Charm
Nick Foster discovers that the global recession and a glut of properties, have led to house prices in Corfu declining significantly in the past year.
New York Times - 11 September 2009

Go taverna-hopping on the sunny Greek isle of Corfu
Karen Wright eats her way around Corfu.
The Daily Mirror - 28 June 2009

Relax by the pool!
It wasn't until Vincent Graff took a £5 trip to Corfu that he realised the true cost of cheap breaks.
The Guardian - 21 May 2009

Corfu is about fun not funds
Don’t let the politicians and oligarchs put you off, the Ionian island of Corfu is for everyone, says Justine Picardie.
Daily Telegraph - 3 Nov 2008

The other side of Corfu
Victoria Mather on chinos, royalty and billionaire oligarchs.
The Guardian - 7 October 2008

Look back in Agni
Rough Guides founder Mark Ellingham returns to Corfu after a 30-year absence.
The Guardian 13 - September 2008

He liked it so much he bought the village
Stephanie Rafanelli finds an abandoned Corfu hamlet which has been transformed into stunning self-catering houses with the vibe of a cool hotel.
The Guardian - 19 July 2008

Why the British Love Corfu
From Club 18-30 to posh villas, there's a package holiday to suit all tastes on this most versatile of islands, writes Joanne O'Connor.
The Observer - 27 April 2008

Animal Magic
Jessica Cran revels in Gerald Durrell's three classic tales about his magical childhood.
The Observer - 30 July 2006

Isles and Smiles
Corfu is the Ioni place to be. By Iain Mayhew.
Daily Mirror - 17 June 2006

An Identity Crisis in Paradise
The cricket pitches are English, the cafes French and the food Italian. Corfu may be culturally confused, says Stephen Pritchard, but it sure knows how to relax
The Guardian - 20 March 2005

Dream Boat
Corfu is not all clubs and lager. Paul Johnson and family find another side to the island.
The Guardian - 20 March 2004

Behind the Taverna
Brett Westwood hits the wildlife trail, starting on the Island of Corfu.
BBC Audio File - March 2003

Quiet reflections
Corfu's popular appeal may not make it many people's idea of a tranquil spot, but Dea Birkett and family discover a quiet corner of the island to unwind.
The Guardian - 22 February 2003

Family favourites
The books of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell made Corfu famous. Sixty years after they left, Ben Mallalieu finds out how much remains of their enchanted island.
The Guardian - 23 February 2002

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