Corfu old town

Corfu old town

Temperatures hit the mid-twenties today, we sunbathed like lizards on our balcony, sipping frappe with loads of ice-cubes in an effort to cool down, before skipping into town for a bit of a wander, food and a meeting with Marbella Corfu, one of my most favourite hotels in the whole world.

I stayed at Marbella Corfu almost four years ago. Our experience was an unforgettable one making it the best hotel I have ever been and the one I’d like to come back again and again and again!

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Our meeting took place in Belvedere bar having the best views over the Ionian Sea. The deep blue colour of the waters, as far as the eye can see, is so strong it instanty lifts your mood up and makes you want to spend the day here admiring Greece’s natural beauty!Marbella Hotel CorfuMarbella Hotel Corfu

We chatted away for an hour or so before trotting through the cobbled streets of the luxury Nido Suites & Villas, an adults only hotel, located next to the central Marbella Corfu.

“Built like a village, it brilliantly combines traditional aesthetics with modern comforts to offer its guests the warmth and coziness of a nest, just like the name Nido suggests”.

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This adults only hotel village has 70 Suites complete with their own swimming pools and saunas. Guests can enjoy their privacy and it is the most ideal place for honeymooners and couples who are keen to drink in all of the sights and sounds of the Greek island.

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I couldn’t have found a more suitable dress for this meeting! It’s from the Morris & Co x H & M collaboration and it’s one of my most favourite ones for its charming pattern and fit.

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We popped into town after our meeting. Corfu Old Town is well worth exloring at this time of the year if you ask me. With the Christian Orthodoks Easter festivities in full swing (Corfu residents follow a centuries old tradition of throwing ceramic jars out of their windows, down the streets, on Easter Sunday making it one of the most peculiar but memorable Greek traditions!), the masses of tourists are pilling in and the island is blooming! It’s the top destination in Greece during Easter and one you should experience at least once in your lifetime.

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If you walk around lunchbreak, the crowds are faffing at home and you end up with the place to yourself, which is pretty rare and amazing at the same time!

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I was particularly excited for this: A row of restaurants and cafés hidden between the shops, serving delicious Greek food. We opted for gemista (rice stuffed peppers and tomatoes), a chicken souvlaki in pita and melitzanosalata (Greece’s answer to baba ganoush!).

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At dinnertime it’s packed, but in the early evening there’s nowhere better for a nibble and a frozen beer!

And look at these stunning street views…

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So happy to be born a Greek and call this place home!

Corfu old town

Having our stomachs full, we trotted back down the marble streets of Corfu to have a look at what the shops had on offer in search of some souvernis for my friends back in Aberdeen.

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We found hand-carved, wooden pieces, jewellery, old books and pasmina scarves!

We also made acquantainces with the locals… I’m writing this post as the sun shines all over me, drinking frozen frappe and looking at th doggies playfully running around

Blissed out doesn’t quite cover it!

Anastasia

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Anastasia is a Greek in Scotland via England! She’s passionate about life in Aberdeen, exploring new places and petting dogs. When not working she runs Natbee’s and enjoys countryside walks with her puppy Cruz.

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5 Comments

  1. Helen M
    May 13, 2019 / 10:27 am

    The images in this post are simply spectacular! I love how you make me feel like I am there next to you each time I read your blog posts! Looking forward to see more from this beautiful island x

  2. Lauren Dalwhinnie
    May 13, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Corfu is such an amazing place that I shamefully never thought of visiting before! You have definitely put this on top pf my bucket list, thank you
    Lauren x

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:41 am

      You most definitely have to visit one day soon, its one of the most beautiful places in the world!

  3. May 13, 2019 / 10:36 am

    These buidlings are just gorgeous! Thank you for taking us on this virtual tour to Corfu old town 🙂

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:38 am

      I am glad you enjoyed it!

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