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Useful information on movement from Greece to Albania according to current measures to limit COVID-19. (VALID FROM 06/09/2021)

    Useful information on movement from Greece to Albania according to current measures to limit COVID-19 Actions before travel from Saranda Port (Albania) to Corfu Port (Greece) Issuance of PLF (Passenger Locator Form) from the official website of the Ministry (https://travel.gov.gr/#/) at least 2…

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Corfu’s Spianada: The largest square in Greece

In the heart of Corfu Town, you will find the Spianada, the largest square in Greece. At 42,000 square metres, it is ranked 27th largest in the world. First created in 1516 by the Venetians and later expanded in 1537. Its configuration altered in 1628,…

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Historical Sites of Saranda

LËKURËSI CASTLE 4.1 Kilometres from the port of Saranda lies Lekursi Castle, a hilltop castle with imposing round towers and stunning views down across Saranda, Ksamil and Corfu. Built in 1537 by Sultan Suleiman I, commonly known as Suleiman the Magnificent, the castle used to…

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Castles of Albania

Albania is a country steeped in history and culture. Their castles and fortresses reflect this. All across Albania, you will find them, some ruins and some still very much intact, so much so they look like new. We have selected some of our favourite ones…

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The important role of the olive trees

It is estimated that there are over 4 million olive trees on Corfu both wild and cultivated. Some of which were planted over 4 hundred years ago. During the Venetian occupation in the 18th century, a substantial amount of money was offered for planting olive…

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Achilles: The Trojan War Hero

The Trojan War originated from a quarrel between three goddesses (Hera, the goddess of marriage; Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war; and Aphrodite, the goddess of love) over a golden apple given to them by the goddess of strife and discord, Eris. She inscribed…

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Pancratium Maritimum (Sea Daffodil)

The sea daffodil has a large bulb buried deep underground and because it grows in sand, it is easy for the shoots to make their way up. It has a long stem with broad green leaves although the leaves often die back during the hotter…

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Poseidon, Amphitrite and the lost trident!

Poseidon was determined and sent his messenger Delphinus, the king of the dolphins, to locate her and to win her heart. The dolphin agreed and started a long, perilous journey to find Amphitrite. When he finally found her, he promised that if she agreed to…

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Who is Saint Spyridon?

Despite his new position, Spyridon remained humble. He carried on with his lifestyle and wore the same clothes and the same hat made with braided palm leaves. He walked everywhere, helping locals with their farming and tending his flock. During a night-time attempt to steal…

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Explore the most amazing spots in Corfu Old Town while you walk through

When it was under the power of the Venetians, the French and the British, Corfiot culture was influenced a lot. Due to that fact, the first Greek University was found there, the first Philarmonic Orchestra and the first School of Fine Arts. The Old Town…

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First time traveler to Saranda city, Albania

Saranda or Sarande is a coastal town south of Albania very close to the Greek Island of Corfu. Specifically 14 km east of the north end of the Island. As long as you have chosen Saranda for your summer holidays, there are several ways to travel….

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