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Sidari, 49081, Greece
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Easter in Corfu

by mindcrime

The Easter is by far the most important celebration for the greek orthodox church but Corfu’s celebration are popular due to several unique local customs. People from all over Greece (and abroad) are coming to enjoy the polyphonic church choir and music.

The customs usually begin on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before the Easter Sunday) when is the celebration of the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem.

If you are in Corfu you can follow the litany of Agios Spiridon’s lodge. It starts at 11.00am. This custom goes back to 1630 when they started to do it to commemorate the island’s discharge from the deadly epidemic of plague, which in 1629 reaped the locals. This is the longest in track of the litanies, it goes through several districts along the imaginary line of the old Venetian city walls but sas in the old times it skips the Jewish quarter! The most amazing thing is that it’s accompanied by the 18 philarminic orchestras of the island to honor the patron saint of Corfu.

During the Holy Week the Liston famous white lies are turned into the melancholic purple (pic 1). The people usually visit the numerous churches, you will definitely see many different masses that week. On Holy Tuesday (21.00) you can listen at the Palace the Music-Poetic Night which is called From Golgotha to Resurrection.

The Municipal Theatre of Corfu (pic 2) replaced the San Giacomo Theatre(the town hall in old town) in 1902. You can go there a watch some theatrical plays but as we visited Corfu during Easter we went on Holy Wednesday because it’s always this day that the Municipal Choir gives a concert of ecclesiastical music with an aim to approach through music the holy drama of the Easter period.
The concert started at 21.00, it was divided in two parts, greek and international. I liked it a lot and it was a nice surprise that they were accompanied by violins and piano in the second part, so the sense was more impressive. You can see a sample from the first part here (video) Outside of the theatre stands a statue(pic 4) of Spyros Samaras(1861-1917), the composer of the Olympic Games anthem. You can buy your tickets in advance or just show up a few minutes before the beginning. The ticket costs 10 euros.

On Holy Thursday the churches are full of people that listen to Twelve Gosperls while at the catholic cathedral you can see the 12 candles. They extinguish one candle when each Gospel’s reading is finished. As elsewhere in Greece, it’s this day that every house paints the eggs red, a prochristian custom that symbolize the renewal of life. Of course of the Christians do it to honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I can remember as a child that we wanted several different colors but our parents always tried to explain that Easter isn’t a circus :)

nice location

by mindcrime about PALEO FROURIO cafe

This is the Café that is located inside the Old Fortress. The view is great there and it’s ideal for a break after walking under the hot sun. The prices are more expensive though, probably just for the privilege of drinking there with the nice view (greek way of thinking…)

We tried the local lemonade tsitsimpira(2.90e), the coffee(3e) was very bad (cheap quality I guess) and the cold chocolate (3e) was good. Service was slow although the place was empty.

Pontikonissi - The caique journey.

by Jerelis

To visit Pontikonissi from here boats ferry visitors across to Mouse Island. Asking around learned that the first caique was due to leave around 10 o'clock, so we had to wait for a few minutes, but used this time to buy tickets at the nearby café. To our great surprise the journey towards Pontikonissi was only €2.50 per adult and Iris (at that time almost 2 years) was allowed to go for free. A funny thing was that Iris was even allowed to use the steering wheel for a while, which was, of course, a great experinece for our little girl!

They didn't wait for the boat to get full and therefore we were the only tourists on the boat and therefore the only visitors at the island at that time.

Corfu Page

by doreenellen

"Greek Islands"

Stayed in Sidari in 1998 and 1999
People very friendly and hospitable. They would recognise you days after you had seen them, either at a restaurant or shop! Even the following year we met waiters and dancers who recognised us. The greek dancing makes you smile, you have to join in. The sea was clean everywhere we went and warm and shallow. The weather in late 80s both times. Even absailed from a landing around the bay. Also caught the local bus to Corfu Town which is an experience not to be missed. We took a horse and trap all round the walled town to see the sights. The little square and buildings were picturess. We also did an all day bus trip around the island and took in all the sights, going through the little villages and towns stopping to visit churches and sights of interest.
Although the accommodation was basic we would return again and again. The food was lovely and everything was of good value.


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