Corfu Q&A!

Corfu Q&A!

Ever since I began posting on my social media about Corfu, I’ve received hundreds of messages on Twitter and Instagram regarding life in the island (cost of living, can Brits move here and so on), and tourism related subjects – best place to visit with teenagers, hotel recommendations etc.

Having a limited Internet connection and being off the grid for the most part of the day, I’m incapable of answering everyone’s messages so I thought of answering everything here in a little Q & A:

‘Is it easy to eat vegetarian in Corfu?’

The most popular food choice in the island is souvlaki but its in the Greek mentality to always order a salad with your food (which comes in a normal sized portion and not as a side) so every restaurant and fast food place have an extensive list of salads and vegetarian appetisers (see stuffed vines leaves and tomatoes/Zucchini balls) on their menu. Food is fresh and packed with vegetables so definitely a place vegetarians would love!

‘What’s your favourite place on the island?’

No doubt the Kanoni area. It’s a bit outside Corfu Old Town on your way to Mon Repo Palace (where Prince Phillip was born!). It has STUNNING views over Pontikonisi (a 10′ boat ride from the shore) and the best views of the airports airway. I find aviation fascinating and I love the sea so it’s a win-win place for me! 

‘If a family could only have 1 day trip /sightseeing in Corfu, what would you recommend’

You can do loads as Corfu Town is a relatively small place. Start from Pentofanaro, walk along Liston up until The People’s Garden that has stunning views of Faliraki. Visit the Old Fortress and have a coffee at the cafe on top of the hill (magnificent views over town!)  Go back down towards Soroko Square and buy a bougatsa (sweet cream pie with cinnamon) from Thessalonikios and walk around the Old Town. If you are still hungry pop in Pane e souvlaki (by the Mayor Hall), grab a pita souvlaki, sit outside and enjoy people passing by. Then, to finish the day and enjoy the BEST sunset views, go to Imabari bar at Faliraki and have a drink as the sun is submerging in the sea. The pergect kind of day!

Nido Marbella corfu hotel

‘Do you have any hotel recommendations please for a family of 4?’

You are spoiled for choice! It really depends what you are looking for and what is your budget. To me, the top hotel is Marbella Corfu as it combines everything I’m looking in a place – luxury, quality, sea views and accessibility, and delicious food. Its a bit outside Corfu Town so you’ll need to rent a car to move around, or use the green bus, but it’s located nearby Benitses and Achilleion so to me it’s the perfect location, almost in the middle of the island! It has everything for anyone, gym, swimming pool, bars/restaurants and loads of activities for people of every age so no one gets bored. The staff is very accommodating so I’m sure you and your family will have loads of fun!

‘Where to visit with teenagers?’

Go to the northern part of the island, Paleokastritsa is one of my most favourite areas, you can rent boats and go on day trips to Greece and Albania too. Also, the very south of Corfu (where I’m currently staying) in Agios Georgios. There’s an all inclusive hotel, Labranda Hotel that might be a good option for a family with teenagers as they can do their things at the Beach (loads of water sports) while you can have your wine by the swimming pool!

Marbella Hotel Corfu

‘I’m visiting Paxos for 5 days this May! First time in Greece. Any tips for either of these locations?’

Paxoi Islands (Big and Small Paxos) have risen in popularity the last 10 years (I can only blame Pinterest and Instagram for this, hehe) and are now offer loads of options for tourists. They have the most beautiful beaches with crystal blue waters and caves to explore. Their restaurants and cafés are all of the same quality so I’m afraid it’s pointless to offer any recommendations – they all compete to attract as many tourists as they can and show the bar of quality is very high.

‘I’m staying 1 night in Corfu Town. Any recommendations for one night in Corfu old town, restaurant bars sights?’

My top picks would be:

Imabari for drinks

Josephine for frappe

Thessalonikios for bougatsa

Pane e souvlaki for food

 

‘Is it doable for a British citizen to buy land and move permanently in Corfu?’

In order for anyone to buy land in Greece you need to have a reference from a Greek person, so start making friends with the locals. In Agios Georgios village in the south of Corfu, there are 50 residents of which 16 are English and anywhere I go, I hear English that just goes to show how many of them live in the island (aside from the tourists visiting for a week). Greeks are extroverts, friendly and very welcoming so I’m sure you’ll live a happy life should you ever choose to move here permanently.

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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13 Comments

  1. Jenna
    May 2, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    Brilliant post! The bougasta sounds lovely 😋

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:48 am

      BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!!

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Thanks lovely, its a dreamy place isnt it?x

  2. May 4, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Greece. It’s so beautiful and lively. Thank you for sharing this, it makes my heart sing! Lovely photos and very helpful travel information. Stay well! 🍃

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Thank you Lisa for your kind words, I am so glad you enjoy my posts!x

  3. May 13, 2019 / 9:51 am

    Dream like, seems like such a peaceful and happy place to be- love the practical recommendations too! Gorgeous photos. xx

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:45 am

      Thank you Steff. You must visit one day soon, its totally worth it!x

  4. Helen M
    May 13, 2019 / 10:24 am

    I loved this Q&A, never knew about bougatsa so thank you for sharing these tips and facts with us!x

  5. Katerina
    May 13, 2019 / 10:29 am

    I love Corfu island!!! Living through your posts right now!

  6. May 13, 2019 / 10:35 am

    Bougatsa, sigh! The memories I have from visiting Greece and having bougatsa topped with cinnamon and frappe on the side. Just a dream!x

    • Anastasia
      Author
      May 13, 2019 / 10:39 am

      The BEST kind of breakfast, right?

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