A great week in Corfu had an iffy start with rain showers on the first morning, but cleared up for a week of solid sunshine and daily temperatures in the low 30's. The four apartment block saw a bit of a family takeover, with extended family taking up three of the four apartments.
|Villa from the pool|
How fantastic to wake up to the sun rising over the Albanian mountains, Red-rumped Swallows and Alpine Swifts dashing by, and the odd Olivaceous Warbler creeping around the garden and distant Sardinian Warblers rattling away in the distance.
|Dawn from the balcony|
Night time meant up to ten Scops Owls calling from the Olive trees between the small fishing village and the villa, and a handful of moths attracted to the veranda light including Blair's Mocha, Latin and Passenger, plus other odds and ends.
The garden flowers attracted numerous butterflies, including Swallowtail, Scarce Swallowtails and Cleopatras, and the fabulously blue Carpenter Bees were fairly numerous.
The highest point on the island is Platokrantus at around 3000', giving views of the whole island, and on a clear day Italy can be seen over 80 miles away.
|North coast near Spyradon, looking east towards Albania|
So, a great week had by all, great company with all of the family, good Greek food, cold beer, fantastic scenery, superb apartment and location, and just a great pleasure to be warm. What I do not understand is with the Euro so week, the pound must be as bad, and prices in Corfu were extremely expensive. Still, for just one week of the year, it was so worth it.