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Corfu, Homer’s Odyssey and Odysseus’ Petrified Ship

Odysseus' ship, which took him home from Corfu to Ithaka, turned to rock according to legend. Where might Odysseus have washed ashore in Corfu during his Odyssey? By Mike Millard Long before moving to Corfu, when I was a child growing...

Othonoi Island: The Beautiful Westernmost Point of Greece

At the junction of two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic, there is a beautiful island that is known as the westernmost point of Greece. It was also famous for being Calypso's island in Greek mythology. Located northwest of...

The Times Names Best Greek Islands to Visit

The Times published its list of the best Greek islands to visit, highlighting destinations beyond the famous Mykonos and Santorini. From the stunning beaches of Skiathos to the historical richness of Rhodes, each island offers a unique experience for the...

Greece Among World’s Top 3 Countries to Travel to

Greece placed third in the 2023 Reader's Choice Awards for best countries to visit. Nine Greek islands also made it in Europe's top 20 islands. The rankings were recently published by the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler, with readers participating...

Ultimate Guide: What Are the Best Greek Islands to Visit in October?

If planning a trip to Greece in October you can visit some of the most popular Greek islands, and enjoy the last of the last golden days of the summer weather. Here are some tips on how to get...

Corfu Island Bars Caught Reselling Unfinished Drinks

Greek authorities have uncovered a concerning practice in some bars on Corfu island, a popular tourist destination. During an operation aimed at identifying tax evasion and the sale of illegal beverages, auditors, led by the Independent Public Revenue Authorities...

Corfu’s Nostalgic Ghost Village

Old Peritheia is the oldest village of Corfu, which is located in the heart of Mount Pantokrator. Ruined stone mansions and semi-ruined temples with forever muted bell towers compose the landscape of Old Peritheia, a village which time has...

Camorra’s Fugitive Love of Soccer Gets Him Caught in Corfu

A 60-year-old Italian fugitive with suspected links to the Camorra criminal organization was arrested on the island of Corfu, Greece on Saturday. The man had an outstanding European arrest warrant issued by the prosecutor’s office in Naples, Italy, for his...

Wildfires in Greece Blamed on Arson

As the authorities and first responders continue to battle devastating wildfires in parts of Greece, there has been growing speculation that arson is to blame for at least some of the blazes. The mayor of Corfu is among those...