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Enjoy an 8-hour cruise aboard our speed boat and sail along the coastline of Corfu island in style! Swim at...
Go on a journey to see Corfu locations related to the Durrell family – from their life here in the 1930’s, their popular books and the recent TV adaptation.
Let’s start our journey in the gem that is Corfu Town. This beautiful town is a jumble of tall, ochre-tinted Venetian buildings, imposing fortresses, twisting alleys, bulb-topped churches and grand palaces. Here in the old town you will find St. Spyridon’s church, the Contra Fossa, the Liston and the Palace of St Michael and St George, all used for scenes in the TV series. St Spyridon Church was written about by both Gerald and Lawrence and this beautiful Greek Orthodox church is the resting place of the mummified relic of St Spyridon himself. You will also find the Boschetto Gardens in Corfu Town, near the Old Fortress, with their bronze busts celebrating Gerald and Lawrence Durrell. All of these fascinating places are within walking distance of each other and a tour in Corfu Town is highly recommended to all Durrellistas. We will then sail out of town to the north of Corfu, in Kontokali, at the beach called Sotiriotissa. There we will find the house used as the family home in TV’s The Durrells. Now instantly (or Instagram-ly) familiar, this beautiful, old Venetian villa overlooking the sea was used for outdoor shots of the Durrell’s home. It is a private property but can be clearly seen from a short distance. On the other side of the dual carriageway, is the real Daffodil Yellow Villa, where Gerald lived with his family. Also privately owned, it is well hidden behind tall trees. Travelling to the north-east of the island, you will find the small, sea-side village of Kalami. Here is the famous White House, formerly the home of Lawrence Durrell and his wife Nancy.
Now running as an upscale restaurant and guest house, in the book “Prospero’s Cell”, this was Larry’s “unregretted home” for several years in the 1930’s. It is quite unique and easily accessible to Durrell enthusiasts. It is still owned by the same family who hosted Larry and Nancy and looks a little different from old photos taken 80 years ago. The White House Experience also offers tours of the house, a Durrell walking trail and a gift shop selling Durrell books. Also, on this coastline, only accessible by coastal footpaths, is the lovely St Arsenios Chapel. Back in the 1930’s, these remote bays were the favorite sailing and bathing spots for Larry and Nancy who would sail there on their boat, the Van Norden, from Kalami. We will have some free time to take in all the new-found knowledge and then, head back to Corfu Town, sailing along the beautiful, laced coastline.
Corfu’s Historical Town
The White House
Saint Arsenios Chapel
Rustic “kaiki” boat trip
Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring your sun screen, hat and camera
Guided tour in historical center from the Durrells point of view
Cruise in the Ionian Sea
Escort/guide with expertise in the Durrells history
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