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blopez34

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Hey guys, I'm thinking of traveling to Corfu for my next vacation, but I don't know too much about the island. Before traveling I really like to learn about the places that I'm visiting so I have some cultural context. What is a culture like? How does Corfu differ from the other Greek Islands? Can anyone give me some insight?
 
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nadellii

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I love that! It's pretty rare that people want to learn about the culture of a specific Greek island before visiting. Corfu is pretty unique because it's one of the few islands and regions of Greece that wasn't dominated by Turkish rule. Because of that, the island has a lot of Venetian and Byzantine influence. Which makes the architecture and culture pretty unique. I mean just look at this picture:

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mastichas09

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There's a lot of literary history in Corfu. One of Greece’s most famous poets, who also wrote the national anthem lived there for a long time. His name was Dionisis Solomos.
 

Deb

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Corfu has less of the white 'sugar cube' houses that you see on a lot of Greek islands, much of the UNESCO World Heritage protected old town and villages are Venetian in style. The island is greener than most other Greek islands, it gets more rain. The food and music culture, religious and family life is similar to most of the rest of Greece, there are lots of traditional and orthodox religious festivals in the communities, local food and wine of course features heavily!
They have a long tradition of catering to tourism and international visitors, their hospitality is second to none!
 

Looking for the beaches with the bluest water in Corfu

Hey hey everyone! I’m trying to find some insta-worthy blue waters in Corfu. What are some of the top beaches you’ve been to in Corfu and where would you go again? This is the type of beach i’m looking for


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What is the culture of Corfu like?

Hey guys, I'm thinking of traveling to Corfu for my next vacation, but I don't know too much about the island. Before traveling I really like to learn about the places that I'm visiting so I have some cultural context. What is a culture like? How does Corfu differ from the other Greek Islands? Can anyone give me some insight?

Visiting the olive museum in Corfu

Has anyone visited the olive museum in Corfu? A buddy of mine told me about it...I had no idea olives were such a big deal LOL. Here's a pic he took of a some super lush olive tree branches he took. I'm adding it to my list, anyone else?

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Are there any foods traditional to Corfu?

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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