I've just returned from Corfu. and I can't agree with you more it is an amazing place. We stayed in Ag Stephanos East and I have never met such friendly, open, kind people in my life or in my travels anywhere.
Sadly, half way through the holiday I had a phone call from home to say my three year old springer spaniel had died from heat exhaustion. I was devasted. However, I cannot think of a better place to have been to receive such news. The place kind of soothed me and helped to ease the pain away. I can only say that Ag Steph was like Heaven on Earth, it took my breath away every time I drove back down the hill to the village or approached it by boat.
The only unfriendly person we encountered in the two weeks was from an English rep. Every single Greek, without exception, could never do enough for us, always greeted us with a smile, and showed us how you can live in this world stress free.
The evening my dog had died my husband and I walked to the beach at Kerasia and drank two bottles of wine in the Taverna. We asked the owner if he could get us a taxi and he had obviously noticed I was unhappy. He just went and got his car and gave us a lift home, refusing any payment.
This was only one example or the way they treat you.
The Corfiots have definately changed my life. I will never forget their kindness and hope that it will always make me a much kinder, considerate person.