Sun, Sea and Signs

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We’re just back from a week in one of our favourite places – Paleokastritsa on the North West coast of Corfu.

The island is beautiful at any time of year, but the abundance of flowers in July makes it an even more colourful and enticing destination. Add to this the long sunny days, wonderful Greek food and the generosity and kindness of the locals and you have a recipe for the perfect relaxing break.

On looking back at our holiday photos we realised that even whilst away we can’t help ourselves but to be drawn to signs… place names, house numbers and old taverna signs featured heavily! Here are a few of our favourites…

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This faded old metal sign points the way to a track down from the mountain village of Lakones to the coastal resort of Paleokastritsa. The old donkey track winds it’s way through the olive groves with spectacular views over the coastline. Paul spotted the old sign high up on the side of a white washed wall… the faded glory of both the wall and the sign demanded a photo.

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Wondering through the narrow winding lanes in the village I spotted this old house number on a wooden door. The house looked like it hadn’t been lived in for years with faded blue shutters and a garden overgrown with fruit laden orange and lemon trees.

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This final photo is of a wonderful taverna we visited in Old Perithia. The village is a World Heritage Site and being brought back to life after years of neglect. The crumbling 400 year old stone buildings are being lovingly restored back to their former glory and a few small tavernas have opened. Thomas, the owner of ‘Taverna Foros’ spoit us with a summer salad, vegetable pies and courgette and feta balls, all served under the shade of the grapevine pergola in the village square. We thought we couldn’t manage another mouthful when this wife, Vasso, presented us with homemade walnut cake, soaked in local honey. We managed to squeeze it in – just. Delicious!

 

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