Articles about Corfu
Centuries-old Corfu olive tree acquires date of birth
An imposing olive tree on Corfu dubbed “Evdokia” is between 1086 and 1200 years old, according to studies by German scientists from Dresden University of Technology.
The National Herald - 9 July 2019
Dozens of local bands and orchestras make Corfu the music capital of Greece
Corfu can easily be called the most musical island in Greece, with hundreds of music associations and dozens of orchestras and bands.
Greek Reporter - 15 June 2019
How the Durrells narrowly escaped Nazi attacks that devastated their Corfu idyll
TV drama is coming to a close, but viewers may not know the terrifying truth about how the Durrells' Corfu lifestyle came to an end.
Daily Mirror - 10 May 2019
Where is the Durrells fimed?
Everything you need to know about the beloved ITV period drama set on the Greek island of Corfu.
Radio Times - 5 April 2019
Louisa's luscious legacy
From chocolate cake to chicken curry, the real Louisa Durrell was a superb cook.
Daily Mail - 16 March 2019
Corfu Museum of Asian Art gearing up for a busy year
The museum is exclusively dedicated to art and antiquities from the Far East and India, boasting one of the finest collections of its kind in Europe.
Ekathimerini - 28 January 2019
Corfu simply ouzos charm
Forget the Greek island’s party image and discover its quieter side.
The Sunday Post - 20 September 2018
At the crease in Corfu
How cricket thrives in Corfu - despite batty rules that hamper it.
The Economist - 13 September 2018
Ioanna Fotiadi finds that Corfu is making strides toward wheelchair-friendly beaches.
Ekathimerini - 19 August 2018
Corfu cruise port guide
John Wilmott advises that when stopping in Corfu, visitors should soak up the views of marina and the Unesco-listed Old Town.
The Telegraph - 30 July 2018
Corfu: The sound of music
Richard Betts' Corfu experience puts a new spin on the idea of a conducted tour.
New Zealand Herald - 27 July 2018
Christina Martini's perfect weekend in Corfu Town
Inspired by myth, age-old crafts and cobbled streets, Ancient Greek Sandals’ co-founder has breathed new beauty into summer footwear, marrying local traditions with modern attitude.
Financial Times - 9 July 2018
My Family and Other Animals fear for Corfu
Lee Durrell pleads against a huge development.
Enimerosi Corfu News - 5 June 2018
Shores of History: The Greek island of Corfu is the seat of a violent past
Corfu evokes beautiful images of epicurean delights, but it is also the seat of a violent past. On this Greek island, time seems to slow down as the rhythm of daily life is punctuated by simple pleasures.
The Indian Express - 20 May 2018
The Durrells’ Alexis Georgoulis on his favourite corners of Corfu
When he has a day off from filming, the actor who plays Spiros heads to the beach with his guitar.
Radio Times - 1 April 2018
The Durrells: The unspoilt Corfu of My Family and Other Animals still exists
Claire Webb writes that Gerald Durrell's widow Lee returns to Corfu every year and heads for the island's north-east corner.
Radio Times - 13 March 2018
Corfu: How to get there, where to stay, and what to do
Nicole McClurg explores cobbled streets, historic fortresses and colourful parades on this Greek island.
Manchester Evening News - 26 February 2018
Durrells TV drama revives the dying ritual of family viewing
As the hit show returns to Corfu for a third series, two of its stars explain the secrets of its ratings success.
The Observer - 25 February 2018
Corfu: an idyllic Grecian island getaway
For a memorable Grecian getaway, why not go off the beaten track? Skip the crowded vacation spots, the overrated resorts, and visit the small, sleepy, coastal towns on the island of Corfu.
International Banker - 6 February 2018
Corfu: Baby makes three
Corfu is the ideal spot for a first family holiday, writes Kate Whiting.
New Zealand Herald - 1 October 2017
Stay cool in Corfu
Celia Thomas learns how to turn a pleasant corner of Greece into a dream destination.
The Mail on Sunday - 24 September 2017
Old Perithia: Why Corfu's ghost town is the island's best-kept secret
Anastasia Miari discovers that although abandoned by its people in the Sixties, Old Perithia offers visitors to Corfu something completely different.
The Independent - 21 September 2017
Fresh fish, crisp white wine and a view over the Ionian sea
At Toula's in Agni Bay, Tom Parker-Bowles enjoys one of those holiday lunches that you wish would never end.
Daily Mail - 13 August 2017
Corfu at its dramatic best
Helen Atkinson Wood enjoys an escape to Corfu and argues that the Greek island is even better in reality than on TV.
Daily Mail - 6 August 2017
An insider's guide to the best places to eat in Corfu, including waterside tavernas with the best seafood. By Marc Dubin,
The Telegraph - 20 July 2017
An early episode of the Cold War that cost the lives of 44 sailors
Will Rimell writes that it was 70 years ago that two British war ships, sailing between Albania and Corfu, were illegally destroyed in a row that cost the lives of 44 seaman.
Southern Daily Echo - 11 December 2016
Island Fever! A posh guide to Corfu
George Osborne, the Rothschilds, the Durrell family - Brits have always loved Corfu. Sophia Money-Coutts on the unchanging magic of the storybook island with its divine tavernas, lavish villas, blue horizons and mummified saints.
Tatler - 15 June 2016
The Durrells get new biography that 'they would enjoy'
Account of the ‘knockabout’ life of the famous family will cover the years in Corfu recently dramatised for TV, and include their troubled background.
The Guardian - 16 May 2016
Six things you must do in Corfu
Huw Davies finds six things you must do in Corfu to renew your love affair for this gem of the Ionian.
Mail on Sunday - 1 May 2016
Eight places to find unspoiled Corfu
Marc Dubin wonders if there is any chance of recapturing anything of the Durrell family's 1930s island idyll now.
The Telegraph - 19 April 2016
Corfu's the real star of the show
Thomas W. Hodgkinson follows the footsteps of the Durrells.
Daily Mail - 9 April 2016
In loving memory of Corfu
Kari Gislason asks whether the happy memories of Corfu be relived 20 years later.
Herald Sun - 13 April 2015
Discovering Corfu’s charms
Timeless attractions still exist alongside 21st-century resorts, writes Amy Laughinghouse.
Aberdeen Press and Journal - 3 February 2015
Child friendly Corfu
It’s one thing to be called for a flight when you’re footloose, fancy free and capable of moving at speed, but it’s quite another with a baby in tow.
Halifax Courier - 1 February 2015
In search of Durrell's Corfu
The Durrell brothers immortalised Corfu but also brought mass tourism to their hideaway island. In this feature from 1999, Paul Mansfield went in search of a literary paradise lost.
The Telegraph - 30 January 2015
Corfu: The most musical Greek island and its 18 marching bands
Ioanna Zikakou finds that altough visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, there is another, more artistic, side to this beautiful Greek island.
Greek Reporter - 20 November 2014
Old and new, intertwined
Pamela Timms takes a traditional Greek recipe for a cake and adds some modern takes to it.
Wall Street Journal - 13 September 2014
Seasons in the sun
When in Corfu, Gauri Sinh traced the footsteps of famed authors Lawrence and Gerald Durrell, who found their literary inspiration there.
Pune Mirror - 3 August 2014
Corfu: a Greek island that will expand your mind (and possibly your waistline)
Good food, stunning vistas and, in Kavos, a resort to avoid – this island has it all says Richard Pine.
The Irish Times - 22 April 2014
Expert guide to Corfu includes information on the best beaches on the island, as selected by Marc Dubin.
The Telegraph - 14 January 2014
The Fabulous Baker Brothers go to Greece
How we wowed Corfu, by Tom Herbert.
Daily Mail - 31 August 2013
Corfu: Homer's ‘beautiful land’ gets the nod
Not every holiday is perfect, but every holiday should have its sweet spot, writes Pól Ó Conghaile.
Irish Examiner - 28 July 2013
Student gives up summer holiday to look after donkeys in Corfu
Alexia Yiannouli, from Billingham, will volunteer at the Corfu Donkey Rescue sanctuary after being moved by a previous visit.
The Northern Echo - 2 July 2013
The Ionian Islands: Where the blue really begins
Des Hannigan explores this cluster of western isles
The Independent - 28 June 2013
Patricia Cookson - Obituary
Co-founder in the 1960s of Corfu Villas, later CV Travel.
The Telegraph - 25 April 2013
Ouzo-ing class: Come to Corfu for a spot of sun
Clemmie Moodie says the island of Corfu reigns supreme - once the sun shows its face.
Daily Mirror- 9 April 2013
Classical ruins, a rowdy cockerel and a different bay every day
Matt Curtis discovers that on Corfu there is plenty more on the menu than ouzo and octopus.
Daily Mail - 22 January 2013
John Forte - Obituary
Major John Forte, who has died aged 96, was Britain's honorary vice-consul on the Greek island of Corfu, where he became famous for reviving the game of cricket after the Second World War.
The Telegraph - 15 September 2012
Corfu Keeps its Natural Charms
Jonathan Smith discovers that the memories three decades on are as clear as the island's sea.
The Sunday Express - 19 August 2012
36 hours in Corfu
Corfu has plenty to offer beachcombers, foodies and fans of antiquity, says Marc Dubin.
The Telegraph - 9 August 2012
My Family and Durrell's Corfu
Jane Horrocks explores the naturalist's Mediterranean island.
The Independent - 13 July 2012
Corfu and Paxos: Greece still gets my vote
Nigel Richardson reports from Corfu and Paxos, where he finds the islanders are beset by uncertainty, but remain as hospitable as ever.
Daily Telegrapah - 15 June 2012
Corfu Town: a cultural guide
Corfu Town still retains its Venetian allure after two centuries, says Yolanda Carslaw.
Daily Telegrapah - 24 May 2012
Captivated by Corfu
Benedict Allen finds ancient Greeks and sleepy princesses on a family villa break.
Daily Mail - 13 May 2012
Amateurs in Eden by Joanna Hodgkin
Blake Morrison reviews the story of the bohemian marriage of Nancy and Lawrence Durrell.
The Guardian - 10 February 2012
Cricket's not all Greek to the Greeks
Firdose Moonda finds that in Corfu and Athens the sport is catching on, and the locals are getting their countrymen from all over the world to visit and play as well.
ESPN Cricinfo Magazine - 10 February 2012
Readers' Tips, Recommendations and Travel Advice
Readers offer their advice on holidays in Corfu.
Daily Telegraph - 18 October 2011
Freestyle Challenge: Swimming from Albania to Corfu
Throughout Enver Hoxha's rule, hundreds fled communist Albania by crossing the sea to their nearest neighbour. Twenty years after the regime fell, Thomas Hodgkinson retraced their perilous route.
The Guardian - 10 October 2011
Corfu: a late deal turned into the perfect family hol
Andrew Eames had warned the family that cheap prices attract the party crowd and involve middle-of-the-dead-of-night flying times.
Daily Mirror - 28 August 2011
Rambling around colourful Corfu
Ian Wood follows The Corfu Trail.
Manchester Evening News - 6 June 2011
Top 10 reasons to get passionate about Corfu
Janie Robinson lists Corfu's attractions.
Toronto Star - 1 June 2011
Corfu: family holidays on land and at sea
A villa or a sailing holiday – which works best with teens in tow? Clare Mann and her family put it to the test.
Daily Telegraph - 20 September 2010
Overseas Buyers Fall for Corfu's Historic Charm
Nick Foster discovers that the global recession and a glut of properties, have led to house prices in Corfu declining significantly in the past year.
New York Times - 11 September 2009
Bottling the essence of a fruitful land
After three years in Corfu, Keith Miller discovers the joy of producing olive oil.
Daily Telegraph - 12 August 2009
Go taverna-hopping on the sunny Greek isle of Corfu
Karen Wright eats her way around Corfu.
The Daily Mirror - 28 June 2009
Relax by the pool!
It wasn't until Vincent Graff took a £5 trip to Corfu that he realised the true cost of cheap breaks.
The Guardian - 21 May 2009
Corfu is about fun not funds
Don’t let the politicians and oligarchs put you off, the Ionian island of Corfu is for everyone, says Justine Picardie.
Daily Telegraph - 3 Nov 2008
The other side of Corfu
Victoria Mather on chinos, royalty and billionaire oligarchs.
The Guardian - 7 October 2008
Look back in Agni
Rough Guides founder Mark Ellingham returns to Corfu after a 30-year absence.
The Guardian 13 - September 2008
He liked it so much he bought the village
Stephanie Rafanelli finds an abandoned Corfu hamlet which has been transformed into stunning self-catering houses with the vibe of a cool hotel.
The Guardian - 19 July 2008
Why the British Love Corfu
From Club 18-30 to posh villas, there's a package holiday to suit all tastes on this most versatile of islands, writes Joanne O'Connor.
The Observer - 27 April 2008
Corfu Self-Build: A House of No Horrors
For battle-hardened Keith Miller, used to reporting from the world's troublespots, creating a peaceful retreat on the coast of Corfu has been a lark.
Sunday Telegraph - 26 August 2007
Jessica Cran revels in Gerald Durrell's three classic tales about his magical childhood.
The Observer - 30 July 2006
Isles and Smiles
Corfu is the Ioni place to be. By Iain Mayhew.
Daily Mirror - 17 June 2006
An Identity Crisis in Paradise
The cricket pitches are English, the cafes French and the food Italian. Corfu may be culturally confused, says Stephen Pritchard, but it sure knows how to relax
The Guardian - 20 March 2005
Corfu is not all clubs and lager. Paul Johnson and family find another side to the island.
The Guardian - 20 March 2004
Behind the Taverna
Brett Westwood hits the wildlife trail, starting on the Island of Corfu.
BBC Audio File - March 2003
Corfu's popular appeal may not make it many people's idea of a tranquil spot, but Dea Birkett and family discover a quiet corner of the island to unwind.
The Guardian - 22 February 2003
The books of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell made Corfu famous. Sixty years after they left, Ben Mallalieu finds out how much remains of their enchanted island.
The Guardian - 23 February 2002