Green Island Blog

Monday, 28 August 2023 10:20

Lost in time

Our friend Frank thinks about the condition of the road that leads to his house. Hm, road? Tuber field would be a better description. And so he decides to ask a road builder that he knows for advice what to do on it. So he picked up the phone and made an appointment with Spyros the road builder. Problem fixed, or...?

Thursday, 03 August 2017 16:21

The Wall on Corfu

Do we never get bored off another big music event on Corfu? Absolutely not! Especially when it's a combination of a fantastic rockband and orchestra, playing one of the most famous albums in rock history

Monday, 31 July 2017 11:58

A cat called Demon

One of our cats - named Demon - is a bit famous. She is mentioned in an article of National Geographic, about a fight she had with a 4-lined snake. It changed our cat from a hard working and friendly creature to a lazy bum with the manners of a spoiled rockstar

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 13:19

Toil and sweat

I was invited by John Lanassis, organizer of the Blues Festival in Arillas, to appear at a meeting about this years edition of the festival. He promised me that I wouldn't regret it. So I said yes...

Thursday, 29 June 2017 12:55

Fierce Creatures

Nature can be so cruel, but beautiful as well. I witnessed a terrible fight between a Big Bee and a Huge Spider. I wondered who was going to win, so I took my mobile and filmed it. Check here to watch the glorious winner...

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 07:39

Corfu Rocks

Can you imagine: one of the best and most popular bands of Corfu will play on your own terrace! No doubt I said YES!, although I heard it only 24 hours before...

Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:31

Tango Event Corfu

Saturday 17 June was the day that a world famous tango dancer made his appearence on Corfu to show his dancing moves to a big group of tango lovers on the island. Since my wife is one of them, I decided to join. Hey, the event was in a very special environment, Achilleion Palace!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:02

A Corfu Zoo

I know some people who don't like unusual pets like snakes, lizards, tortoises and so on. I can understand, some of them look impending, dangerous, awkward. But I love it. Last month I was a very happy man

Monday, 05 June 2017 12:27

Corfu Blues & Beer

Corfu Blues & Beer, isn't that a great combination? You can experience it yourself on July 15 2017 in the Corfu Beer Arena in Arillas! A great line-up with fantastic blues bands from Corfu, Greece and the UK...

Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:28

Magnificent Mantouki

After doing some business in Town, I decided to have lunch in Mantouki, the old neighborhood nearby the port. What a marvelous time I had there, sitting, watching people passing by, enjoying my food and drink...

Thursday, 01 June 2017 10:44

The Old Factory

I passed this old abandoned olive oil factory so many times and at every turn I thought: I want to make photos there one day. That Sunday afternoon in February I took my chances and entered the abandoned halls, collapsed buildings and distant spaces

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 09:12

A Durrel Holiday?

You love the hit series The Durrells, about the the life and times of the famous authors and their family? Wouldn't it be a celebration of recognition to have holiday on the Greek island where it was filmed, Corfu?

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:31

7 Mile Limit

We were invited by friends to join them a musical event in Kontokali Bay Hotel. They were very enthousiastic about the band which was playing there, so we decided to accept their invitation. And they were right, a party it was!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:31

Beautiful Guest

When I came home last night at 11, I caught an uninvited guest in the act. As soon as I set foot in our living it slided fast and smooth under the couch, thinking I didn't noticed. But hey, you will not find a snake in your house every day, so I ran to my office to grab my camera...

Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:16

A new friend for Foxy

Our cat Demon warned us that there was something going on in our backyard. We have no reason to doubt her judgment, so I went to the place where she aimed to, under some weed and a passion flower. And yes, another visitor!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:54

Exhibition May 2017

Corfu is so artistic! We were invited to visit the opening of an exhibition in the Municipal Theatre of Corfu. Theme of the exhibition was Greek Mythology. We definitely didn't regret that we went. What a fantastic collection of beautiful paintings by several artists...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 13:02

Greek Open 2017

Did you know that there is an annual international sports event organized on Corfu? Yes sir/ma'm! The Greek Open Croquet Tournament is hosted by the one and only Corfu Croquet Club. Check here for an impression of this sportive event!

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:22

Easter Postcards

Everybody got his own reason(s) to like the biggest celebration of the year on Corfu. Maybe it's the processions, the throwing of the pots, the fireworks, the special atmosphere during the passing of the fire on Big Saturday. Whatever your special feeling is with Easter, we have a great suggestion for a remembrance: a set of Corfu Easter postcards!

Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:00

Tango Festival Corfu

If you dance the tango, then you must know a guy named Zotto. Miguel Angel Zotto is a world famous (tango) dancer, director and choreographer from Argentina. Zotto and his tango partner Daiana Guspero are one of the most significant couples in Argentinian Tango. And they will come to Corfu!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:21

Street Artist Corfu

Isn't it lovely to stroll through Corfu Town? It's one of my favorite activities, most of the time with a purpose, sometimes just to wander and make some nice photos. Corfu Town is like a big candy store for photographers! Every now and then you will find some real treasures...

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:21

Easter Saturday evening

That Saturday my wife and I landed at Corfu Airport, after a trip to Holland, and drove home at eight o'clock in the evening. We had just enough time to unpack our suitcases, fresh up a bit and then leave for Corfu Town. Why the hurry? Hey, it's Easter Saturday, big party in Town!