Corfu Island

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In most Mediterranean countries people dote on their own kids, and will welcome yours– but Greece goes way beyond this. For here everyone, young and old is a kid: Greeks constantly call each other “pedi-mou”, meaning “my child”; and any group is addressed as “pedia”– a bunch of kids.

Greece has many wonderful islands to visit. The one I know best is Kerkyra: Corfu. It should be said, however, that Kerkyra is now a heavily touristed island… It’s still wonderful: the town, for example, has Venice-style buildings, a French-built arched arcade where you can sit and sample pastries, and a cricket field — all reflections of Corfu’s history.

Simply by traveling with kids, you’ll be regarded with a kindly eye. Make some efforts with the local language: yes “it’s all Greek to you”, but give it a try.Also, try to become a familiar, friendly face: if you stay at a small village for more than a couple of days, you’ll soon be greeted with “kalimera”–good morning.


Dassia is located on the east coast of this tantalising island, just 9km from Corfu Town.
Facing Albania and the Greek mainland – on a clear day the views across the Ionian Sea are dramatically beautiful.
Dassia is on a flat, narrow plain right beside the sea, backed by lush, tree-covered hills.A district full of life and able to provide satisfaction to any kind of wish that a visitor may have.


Olympic Airlines
Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias”
Tel: +30 210 9666666 Website:

Aegean Airlines
Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias”
Tel: +30 26610 27100 Website:

Getting around By Ferries (Sea routes):
Major ferry lines have offices on the seafront opposite the New Port:
• ANEK LINES – Tel: +30 26610 24503
• BLUE STAR FERRIES – Tel: +30 26610 26660
• FRAGLINE – Tel: +30 26610 38089
• MINOAN LINES – Tel: +30 26610 25000
• VENTOURIS FERRIES – Tel: +30 26610 21212
• ITALIAN FERRIES – Tel: +30 26610 36439

Hydrofoil to Paxos / Parga / Igoumenitsa / Albania
The Petrakis agency – Tel: +30 26610 25155, runs the hydrofoil service to Paxi and Igoumenitsa, as well as tours to Albania, Parga and other Ionian islands.

Meanwhile, you’ll enjoy not only sun and sea but also the unique landscapes of “the green island”. Corfu, in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy, has heather, ferns, cypress trees, colorful oleanders and bougainvillea, wild spices, and of course countless olive groves.
Corfu also has rain; how else could it be so green? Lightning storms begin in November.
Still, October can be a splendid, less-crowded month to visit.

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