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I would love to visit Corfu one day and learn about what regional dishes they offer. I know that I want to travel all over Greece, and try the classics like Gyro, moussaka and all of that good stuff. But I know that there's so much more to learn about and try, especially in Corfu, I’ve even heard of a regional type of pastitsio that they have. Does it look and taste like this one?

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Never tried that, but the food in Greece is truly amazing!

The veggies and fruit have such a great taste, it must be due to the weather/climate and soil found in different regions of Greece!

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There are various Corfiot dishes to enjoy, like bourdeto (my favorite), sofrito and pastitsada. The first is made with fish, the second and the third with beef. Never heard of a different pastichio version in Corfu. They make it in the same way people make it all over Greece. It's actually an Italian dish and 'pastichio' means 'mess' in Italian!
 
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The pastitsio that you speak of is called pastitsio dolce. It’s a super rare find, and I only heard of it because I have a friend from Corfu. It doesn’t taste too much like the tradtitional Greek pastitsio, it can have different types of meats like veal, chicken or pork. It really depends on who’s making it.
 
The Italian influence is super strong in Corfu, and it’s pretty rare which is why many people haven’t heard of dishes like Pastitsio Dolce. Pastisada is another Italian style dish. It’ a casserole dish that consists of pasta and veal, beef or poultry, that is cooked with chili peppers, garlic, onions, wine, olive oil, vinegar, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, fresh or canned tomatoes, black ground pepper, and grated kefalotyri or Parmesan cheese. There are different variations but this is how I’ve had it.
 

Advice for seeing Byzantine sites in Corfu

I'm planning a trip to Corfu and, as someone deeply fascinated by Byzantine history, I'm eager to discover all the Byzantine sites and remnants the island has to offer. From what I've gathered, Corfu's heritage is rich with Byzantine influences, and I'm hoping to immerse myself in this aspect of the island's history.

Could anyone share recommendations on must-visit Byzantine sites in Corfu? Are there specific churches, museums, or ruins that stand out? I'm particularly interested in places that offer a glimpse into the everyday life and the architectural magnificence of the Byzantine period.

Additionally, if there are any tips on guided tours or resources for deepening my understanding of Byzantine history while in Corfu, I would greatly appreciate it. I’m also curious about any local guides or historians specializing in this era.

List of traditional Corfu villages to visit?

I am researching the possibility of traveling to Corfu this year. What are some villages we must see? I have a list of six or so that I find intriguing - anything to add or subtract?
  1. Pelekas
  2. Liapades
  3. Lakones
  4. Agios Mattheos
  5. Agios Gordios
  6. Sokraki
What do you think? I am having a hard time visualizing things.

Video Tour of Corfu

When I am about to visit a destination, I like to watch video content.

It has been a while since I have been to Corfu. I kept trying to go, but it keeps falling through.

Ignore the several-minutes long plug for a product! That part I know was necessary because they were a sponsor.

Once you get through that the content is good!

Visiting Liston Promenade in Corfu Information

I am gathering information about Corfu and am intrigued by the Liston Promenade. Not sure if I am going to Corfu yet, but I am curious. I've heard it's a must-visit spot, but I'd love to gather more detailed information from those who have been there or are familiar with the area.
  1. Historical Significance: Can anyone provide some background on the history of the Liston Promenade? I've read that it has a unique architectural style influenced by French design, but I'd like to know more about its historical context and importance.
  2. Things to Do: What activities do you recommend while visiting the Liston Promenade? Are there specific cafes, restaurants, or shops that are a must-visit? Any recommendations for local delicacies to try?
  3. Best Time to Visit: Is there an optimal time of day or year to visit the Liston Promenade to avoid crowds or experience it at its best? I’d love to capture some great photos and enjoy a leisurely stroll without too much hustle and bustle.
  4. Nearby Attractions: Are there any other notable attractions or landmarks near the Liston Promenade that I should include in my itinerary? I'd like to make the most of my visit and explore the surrounding area as well.
  5. Personal Experiences: Lastly, if anyone has personal stories or experiences from their visit to the Liston Promenade, I'd love to hear them! What made your visit special, and what tips would you give to someone visiting for the first time?
Thank you!

What other islands are near Corfu?

I've heard that slands like Paxos, Antipaxos, and Erikoussa, might be close to Corfu but I'm curious to learn more from you guys. What are these islands like? Are they easily accessible from Corfu? What unique attractions, beaches, or cultural experiences do they offer? If these islands aren't close, can you think of ones that are?

I want to island hop a bit this summer, and I am trying to decide if Corfu is a good home base or if I should consider another island.
Share and discuss your Corfu photos, questions and experiences!

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