Sports & Recreation
The combination of Corfu's natural wonders, its sea and its history ensure that as today's visitor, whenever you visit the island, wherever you stay, whatever type of person you are, you will find original and interesting ideas for sport and recreation. In a place with at least 130 years of experience in tourism, strongly influenced by the French and British and of course by Venice, in a place accustomed to being the meeting place of the international 'jet-set' for many decades, the opportunities for sports and similar activities are bound to be exciting..
This is a typical greek restaurant if you are into meat! We choosed to come here on the easter day when everyone is eating meat anyway. The place looked great from the outside with several lambs already on fire (if you are a vegetarian stay away :) )
Although there are normal plates we tried the typical easter food:
1 kilo of paidakia (26,40e), half kilo of kokoretsi (13,20e), greek salad (5,50e), green salad(3e), fries (1,80e), tzatziki (3e), tyrokayteri(3,30e), a variety of cheeses(5e). We washed them down with water, coke(1,30e) and beers(2,5e).
The service was fast and friendly (their smile never faded), extra points for that because the place was really packed and they seemed lost in space (desperate cant really describe the look in their faces when every customer was screaming meat, meaaat) :)
Kanóni - Beautiful little monastery.
At our 3th visit we once again parked the car next to the tourist pavillion. We hiked our way down by some beautiful stairs. Because at its end, the pesinsula is connected to a small island by an iron bridge. From here one can take a caique to the charming Mouse Island, with its little 13th century church dedicated to Christ Pantocrator. But at first we were more interested in the 17th century Vlacherna Monastery of Panayia, the most characteristic feature of Corfu, that is built on this islet. Monastery is a term derived from the Greek word μοναστήριον (monastērion). Vlacherna denotes the habitation and workplace of a community of nuns, that were set apart for religious purpose.
In our life we have visited many monasteries. Our conclusion is that they vary greatly in size, from a single building containing only one senior and two or three junior monks, to vast complexes and estates housing ten of thousands. Vlacherna is really small, but that maybe might just it power why it attracks so many visitors.