Prior to my trip, when I thought of Corfu I immediately pictured the party scene in Kavos, with crazy club nights and booze cruises. This may have appealed to me in my 6th year of high school but these days, I’m more of a cup of tea and bed by 11 kinda gal. So when my friend and I were looking for a cheap week in the sun we booked a hotel marketed as “small and friendly” in the beautiful resort San Stefanos in Corfu, which is about as far from Kavos as you can get whilst staying on the island.
Now, when I think of Corfu, I will remember the high mountains and narrow roads (kudos to the coach drivers) with stunning views over the Ionian Sea and surrounded by the most beautiful greenery. Everywhere we went we found quaint little churches in all sorts of colours and water that was the most magnificent shades of blue and turquoise. And the sunsets were not to be missed. San Stefanos is on west coast of the island, which meant that every night was pure sunset joy. It is safe to say my expectations of Corfu were beyond exceeded.
During our time there we visited a few other places in the north of the Island including the Monastery of Paleokastritsa. It was founded in the 13th century and is a classic example of Greek monastic architecture. The monastery is situated at the top of a hill and therefore had magnificent views over the little town. We took the opportunity to explore the town Parga which is part of mainland Greece as well as the island Paxos during our holiday. Paxos only has a population of around 2,500 people; it was a lovely way to escape the touristy atmosphere of San Stefanos and experience a more traditional town.
Taking my camera out and capturing some of the worlds beauty is one of the my biggest joys in life and one of my favourite things to do when I’m abroad. So here is a selection of my holiday highlights.
This was my first trip to Greece, and I’m already eager to return and experience some of the beauty that the other Islands, cities and towns have to offer!
Images courtesy of the author.