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The place where the culture meets the majesty of nature and the magic of alternative tourism.
The Northern Corfu, the most qualitative side of the island, develop high quality forms of alternative tourism adding to the visitors’ experiences more value, while preserving its natural and architectural environment 
Acharavi, Sidari, Kassiopi, Peroulades, Roda, Peritheia, Pantokratoras, Karousades and many more small villages of Northern Corfu lead the tourist marketing to the 22nd century and Alter Corfu.com is here to present all notable actions, events, products of all sectors private and companies, through articles, dedications, documentaries, videos and news.

        

        

        

        

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7 eco destinations in northern Corfu for hip travelers

The green, or eco-tourism, is a current strongly evolved over the past 5 years in Europe and other selected destinations around the world. And so, this current couldn’t go around Corfu, a place so endowed by nature, with such surprising alternations of landscape between vast green areas, rivers, waterfalls (yes, you heard me), and caves. Areas labeled as parks, and/or protected natura places are waiting to be explored. In northern Corfu the excursion program for demanding travelers fills easily.

We will stay in 7 benchmarks of green tourism in northern Corfu:

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A tale of many cities

It’s widely recognized that the island of Corfu is a highly sought after holiday destination for people from all walks of life. Named on many travel sites as one of the best Greek islands, the beaches, stunning scenery, family friendly atmosphere, and intriguing nightlife are all elements that come together to create this magical holiday haven.

The town of Corfu however may just be a reason in itself to visit this gem of the Ionian. Rightly called by the locals as just “the centre”, it is conveniently located in the middle region of the island, making it quite easily accessible no matter where you happen to find yourself.

Despite being quite a small island, the history of Corfu, and in turn its town, is rich. The island has been inhabited in the past by many colonies, the Romans, Byzantines, and the Venetians among them, and all of them leaving a distinctive architectural stamp in their wake.

In the words of Countess Flamburiari, “Corfu town is Venice and Naples, a touch of France and more than a dash of England, apart of course from being Greek”. The best place to witness this marriage of cultures is old town, Corfu’s very own World Heritage site. Deemed by many as one of the most romantic places to visit in the whole of Greece, the abundant cobbled streets of old town are the perfect place for lazy-day strolling, especially during or after sunset.

New town on the other hand is where most of the hustle and bustle of town life takes place. Centred around the square of Saroko, it is the area in which most of the high-end shops can be found. Although not as architecturally impressive or noteworthy as its older counterpart, new town still has the Corfiot charm about it and is a mandatory pit stop for almost all Corfu holiday goers as it is where the drop-off point for all the main bus routes is located. Read More

An early episode of the Cold War that cost the lives of 44 sailors

Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author

Will Rimell
Reporter Daily Echo

 

IT WAS 70 years ago that two British war ships, sailing between Albania and Corfu, were illegally destroyed in a row that cost the lives of 44 seaman.
They were targeted by Albanians, who protested that the channel the ships were sailing down belonged to them and was not, as the British government claimed, international waters.
On October 22, 1944, it was decided the issue would be tested and two Royal Navy destroyers, HMS Saumarez and HMS Volage, were ordered to sail into the channel.
But Romsey man Bob Yeomans, who was a sailor on the Volage, said it did not go to plan.
The day before, Royal Navy personnel conducted a sweep of the channel to see if any objects were in the water that could proves hazardous to the ships; but nothing was discovered.
However, Albanian forces planted mines in the stretch of water following the naval sweep, with deadly intent.
"The British government thought they would test the problem and sail us through the channel to prove it was international waters," explained Bob, who is now 90-years-old.
"Just as we were passing the end of the north channel, the Saumarez blew up – they had hit a mine.
"It was horrendous; she went up with a big bang and there were bodies spewed everywhere. We honestly did not think it would happen."
Bob, who had also served in the Navy during the World War Two, added: "My ship, the Volage, then went in to help her.
"Then, as we were towing her out, the Volage struck a mine as well. The bowels of the ship, almost 40 feet-worth, was blow away and the ship started to break up.
"Seven seaman went down to the bowels to try and repair the damage, but part of the ship then just broke away and the men went down with it – their bodies were never recovered."

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Secrets of Corfu: the hidden depths of Greece’s holiday isle

Like every great seducer, Corfu knows exactly how to reel you in. Sunsets, sandy beaches and clear seas have made this Ionian island a summertime favourite. But look past these easy charms and you’ll discover what makes Corfu truly magical: the scent of pressed olives, monasteries draped in bougainvillea, and fortresses that rise above bluer-than-blue seas.

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CARE: The Corfu animal rescue establishment in Peroulades

CARE has a small shelter near Sidari in the north of Corfu.
The Charity started 11 years ago when 8 puppies were found close to death in a dustbin. All were nursed back to health and subsequently, literally thousands of animals have been re-homed either in Greece, Germany, Austria and the UK.
CARE presently has a small shelter near Sidari, situated in the north of the Island. With limited space and facilities, this means we sadly cannot take in all the reported strays but CARE has a mobile unit and along with groups of volunteers, CARE has set up feeding stations and the strerilization of these animals wherever possible.
The CARE sanctuary offers temporary lodging for these animals whilst new homes are sourced. The animals are also checked by the vet, and as far as possible any medical requirements are administered. Read More

 
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