The kumquat is a citrus fruit originating from China where it has been cultivated since the 12th century. It was first brought to Europe by Robert Fortune, a botanist of the Royal Horticultural Society. Kumquat means “Golden Orange” in Chinese.
It grows to about four metres in height and is cultivated in temperate and subtropical climes for its fruit but also as a decorative indoor plant. Its leaves are dark green, bayonet shaped and its flower similar to that of the orange tree. Its fruit is either round or egg shaped depending on the variety and reaches a diameter of about four cm.
Four hundred years of Venetian Rule left, among many other things, a legacy in the traditional production of cold cuts. In those days, preserved meats were prepared by butchers in charge of processing meat from chirosfagia, an annual ancient custom of pig slaughtering.
Among the specialties of cold cuts, such as salami (salada), blood sausage or black pudding (bourdounia), headcheese or brawn (pichti), sopresada (similar to brawn), smoked ham (hiromeri fumicado), and sausages, the Corfiot smoked pork fillet (noumboulo fumicado), also called Corfiot prosciutto, was and still is Corfu’s most popular cold cut.
Ipsos beach is characterized by its large length and from the fact that it is situated just below the main road in front of the touristy village Ipsos, on the northern part of the city of Corfu. It is quite a narrow beach, covered with pebbles and has got shallow and clean waters for which it was awarded with the Blue Flag by the European Union. Ipsos beach is fully organized with parasols and deck-chairs.... Read more
Syki is a small, completely secluded beach with white pebbles, turquoise waters, surrounded by vast vegetation which reaches almost until the sea. Syki is not organized and the nearest restaurants are situated in Kassiopi, at a distance of 3 kilometers. It is accessible by the seaside road which connects Kassiopi to Acharavi, just before you reach the village of Apraos and Kalamaki beach. You can leave... Read more
Sidari beach is a large and sandy beach, which extends along the main road, below the homonymous resort on the northern shores of the island. It is located between the small port and the famous Channel of Love, one of the most famous sights in the whole island. For this reason, Sidari beach is one of the most visited and busy beaches whic, is mainly preferred by tourists who flood this region every... Read more
Marathias and Santa Barbara to the south, the continuation of Saint George, two adjoining sandy beaches, about four kilometers long. It can be reached by driving through Perivoli village and follow the signs, so distance from Corfu town is about 30 km. Nobody knows exactly where their boundaries are (the locals are still arguing about that!), but generally the northern part is called Marathias and the southern... Read more
Roda beach extends in front of the homonymous resort on the northern coast of the island. It is a large sandy beach, basically a continuation of Acharavi beach. Roda beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean waters which do not deepen abruptly making it ideal for families with children. In Roda beach there is a great variety of sea sports. Along the beach you will find some parasols and deck-chairs... Read more
Prasoudi is located in the south-western side of Corfu, near the beautiful and large village of Agios Matheos. It is about 4 kilometers away from it. The naming Prasoudi comes from the plant «prasoulida » (chive) which grows on the cliffs a few meters above the shore. Prasoudi is a small, sandy beach with few pebbles and scattered rocks into the sea. There you will find few deck-chairs and parasols... Read more