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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 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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Κόντρα Γαλιατσάτου με ΜΜΕ, ΝΔ και ΠΑΣΟΚ Κέρκυρας. Νεκραναστήθηκαν λέει ο Περιφερειάρχης. Η Λακωνική απάντηση του ΠΑΣΟΚ

Με την συνήθη τακτική των βολών κατά πάντων, προχώρησε ο Περιφερειάρχης Ιονίων Νήσων Θεόδωρος Γαλιατσάτος, σε ανακοίνωση που εξέδωσε με αφορμή το θέμα της Γαρίτσας.
Ο Περιφερειάρχης αναφερόμενος σε ΝΔ και ΠΑΣΟΚ κάνει λόγο για παλιά συνεταιράκια καθώς και για νεκρανάσταση της συγκυβέρνησης των δύο κομμάτων, ενώ αναφερόμενος στο corfu tv χωρίς να το κατονομάσει, μίλησε για αθλιότητα και χάλκευση των γεγονότων, με αφορμή το περιβόητο βίντεο και τα καραγκιοζιλίκια (αν και το βίντεο δεν αφήνει κανένα περιθώριο αμφισβήτησης των γεγονότων).

Σχετικά με την στάση που κρατα ο Περιφερειάρχης και με τις επιθέσης κατα πάντων, μπορειτε να διαβάσετε στο φύλλο της Τετάρτης της εφημερίδας "Η Κέρκυρα Σήμερα"

Διαβάστε την ανακοίνωση του Θεόδωρου Γαλιατσάτου καθώς και την αντίδραση του ΠΑΣΟΚ Κέρκυρας: Read More

Corfu becomes 18th Century Venice for the Carnival +Photos

Corfu will be transformed into a 18th century Venice for the Carnival season once again and the island will be full of counts, dukes, duchesses, drummers, courtiers, ladies of honor and all the characters from the baroque period.
The famous Carnival of Corfu counts almost 450 years of existence and has its roots in the Middle Age, when the island’s Venetian conquerors brought the custom from their hometown.
The most famous happening of the Carnival is the big parade taking place on the central streets of the city. Another custom is the enactment of the “Petegoletsia,” a word standing for “gossip” in the Corfiot dialect. Resembling a street-theater performance, actors sit on window-sills overlooking the narrow alleys of the old town and exchange gossip in local dialect, usually revolving around ongoing developments in the island’s political and social life.

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Greece's Corfu island is postcard perfect

Corfu, Greece’s most northern Ionian island, is a gem of tranquility all year round, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

The tiny monastery island of Vlakhérna is lit for a wedding with hundreds of candles that barely flicker in the still evening air as the sun sets. The picture-postcard Ionian sea, dazzlingly blue and calm, is dotted with white fishing boats. Little ripples of laughter and snatches of conversation from arriving guests punctuate the warm evening and, in the background, the even tinier island of Pontikonísi, or Mouse Island, is crowned by a whitewashed Byzantine chapel surrounded by cypress trees.

Corfu, the northernmost Ionian island, has been a holiday destination since Roman times, treasured into antiquity for its beauty. Such a gem, combining fertile agricultural land and a safe harbour, it’s been the centre of many the historic battle, but its tranquillity and laid-back, cheery inhabitants bely its military past. Everything is to a charmingly diminutive scale in this Lilliputian paradise where olive groves climb up the craggy, mountainous uplands and archaeological ruins, beaches and tavernas compete for sun-drunk tourists’ attention.

The capital, Corfu town or Kerkyra as it’s also known, is a good place to start as, unless you arrive by ferry from Igoumenitsa to Lefkimi in the south, you will arrive in either the port or airport, both of which are adjacent to Corfu town. Corfu Old Town’s elegant Italianate architecture and worn flagstone paving is charming, but in peak season it’s thronged with shopping tourists and the boutiques full of ostentatious riches and big-brand fashion seem somehow sad.

Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical accounts of his life on the island as a child spring to mind: what would it have been like to see this untouched, in the 1930s

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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



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