Corfu Quartet

Corfu Quartet

So now I was really married into this Greek world. We had left England for good – and already that old country had been blown out like a candle in my mind.  Me and my new wife, my travelling companion – my Giristroula as they say here for a girl who likes to wander – had been touring round and around Greece looking for a good place to settle.

We landed in Corfu. The Garden of Greece. This was a good place for us to put down roots… But what could be lying in store for us on this extraordinary Ionian archipelago? What do the people of Corfu really do here throughout the whole year when the tourists aren’t looking? And can man-made Corfu and the tempestuous Corfiots ever live up to the incredible nature that surrounds them…

For five years we lived on this island. These were the stories we found.

 

Part 1 – Paradise Found?

Warring brothers, sly swindlers and rabid dogs – versus –  Dying sunsets, turtle-back hills and a village that time forgot

 

Part 2 – Lessons in Greek

M’opoion daskalo kathiseis, tetoia grammata tha matheis – Whichever teacher you learn with, such lesson you learn

 

Part 3 – Karagiozis and the musical island

Greek shadow theatre with the taverna bouzouki players

 

Part 4 – Paradise Forgone!

Coming one day…