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Articles about Corfu

My family and other scandals
Michael Haag finds that a new book about the Durrells tells the real story: breakdowns, booze, a secret abortion... and nudity galore.
Daily Mail - 1 April 2017

The quiet side of Corfu that's got a lot to shout about
Mal Rogers headed to Corfu with his wife Deri. On their first night on the island a 'massive storm raged' with heavy rain.
Mail on Sunday - 19 March 2017

Greece's Corfu island is postcard perfect
Corfu, Greece’s most northern Ionian island, is a gem of tranquility all year round, writes Ellie O’Byrne.
Irish Examiner - 21 January 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 seamen.
Southern Daily Echo - 11 December 2016

Fall back in love with Corfu with a visit to The Durrells' country
Ben Dowell recommends a stay on the Ionian island – especially the tranquil north-eastern corner.
Radio Times - 12 November 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

Billionaires on boats
Steve Mellen bobs along with billionaires on boats on this charming Mediterranean island.
Bristol Post - 21 January 2016

Corfu has it all - It's lush, green and packed with history
Katie Wood discovers why Corfu is the best known Ionian island, and one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations.
Sunday Post - 5 November 2015

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

Arrive by boat for lunch at Greek taverna
Graham Bright discovers it's the way they do things on this steep-sided stretch of Corfu's coastline.
Western Morning News - 15 April 2014

Corfu Beaches
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

Wildflowers and French architecture await on Corfu
Janet Podolak finds Corfu the greenest of the Greek islands.
The News-Herald - 9 February 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

Corfu – a mature island delight
If you are looking for a holiday somewhere with almost guaranteed good weather, plenty to do and a range of good day trips, then like Brian Hayes Curtin, try Corfu in autumn or late spring.
Cork Independent - 18 October 2012

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

Edward Lear in Corfu
Adrian Tahourdin marks Lear’s bicentenary year. Lear visited the island no fewer than nine times and spent more than three years there.
Times Literary Supplement - 10 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

Ionian Rhapsody
Nick Foster finds that luxury property on Corfu's idyllic north-east coast is beginning to bounce back after the recession.
Financial Times - 17 June 2011

Maltese Corfiots: the Greek connection
Henry Frendo looks at the still surviving and ethnically conscious community of 'Maltese Corfiots'.
Malta Independent - 12 June 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

Into the Wild
David Carabott goes on a trekking journey.
The Malta Independent - 9 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

Sweet airs still abound
Jan Morris discovers a truly Mediterranean hybrid.
The Financial Times - 13 September 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

Animal Magic
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

Island Hopping by Air
John Hadoulis finds that the seaplane is making a comeback in a pioneering experiment. - 29 Aug 2005

Dream Boat
Corfu is not all clubs and lager. Paul Johnson and family find another side to the island.
The Guardian 20 March 2004

Corfu Cooking preserved in print
Alice Padova Anderson pays tribute to her mother by publishing recipes and stories of Corfu. By Ashley Ernst.
Columbia Daily Tribune - 7 May 2003

Behind the Taverna
Brett Westwood hits the wildlife trail, starting on the Island of Corfu.
BBC Audio File - March 2003

Quiet reflections
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

Family favourites
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

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