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Athens – weekend break in Greece

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It was a long weekend, and I had no plans. I started browsing the web  in the hope that I could find a cheap flight, which would be as near as miracle during the “high season”. To my surprise, the cheapest flight was to Athens. As it turned out, my journey didn’t end in the capital of Greece. The airport in Athens  is connected convinently with many Greek Islands. My choice was Corfu, find out more about this green island here. Even though the trip to Athens wasn’t planned, I’d been thinking about it

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Girl on a Trail – Corfu

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Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian sea. This is the ideal place to rest and spend time actively. On the island you can find numerous beautiful beaches (details here) with crystal clear water as well as monuments and other interesting points. There are many ways to see the island. Hikers can benefit from the so-called Corfu Trail. This path leads from the south to the north of the island and reaches 220 km! The island can also be visited on quad or traditionally by the car. Almost Venice The best

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Corfu cuisine – kumquats, sofrito, stifado…

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Corfu cuisine is based mainly on vegetables, grilled meat and cheese. The real treasure of the island are lemons and oranges, which are everywhere.  But the king of the fruit is the only one – it’s kumquat, a citrus tree with little oranges.  Fresh kumquats are bitter and not so tasty. They’re used in the production of marmalades or famous liqueurs. Surpsingly, fish and seafood aren’t so popular in Corfu and usually more expensive than meat.   So which local dishes are worth a try?   Starters: The winner in this category is Greek

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Corfu – top 10 beaches

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1. Porto Timoni Porto Timoni is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Turquoise, clear water and white sand invite to visit this place. But nobody wants to go there… What’s the reason? The trip to this place is far from being pleasant. To get there, you need to look out for signs Porto Timoni Beach, at the end of the town – Afionas.  After around 100 m, turn left. The path to the view point takes 20 minutes. Unfortunately, it’s partially very steep, narrow and scrubby.    It’s better not to go

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