In our village we always get a warm welcome from everyone along with (depending on season) Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Courgettes (spelling), Lemons, Eggs and homemade Grape and Apricot jams.
One man who walks up from the village below every day, always comes and inspects our fruit trees that we planted, we have knicknamed him Nero man, as when we were planting them he insisted we water them straight away. We suspect he does this when we aren't there.
In the summer months you will often hear late morning, a song from the square as the old villagers sit and ponder.
Puts us to shame in UK, when we are lucky if we even know our neighbours.
Message posted by Purple on 12áNovemberá2011 at 7:56pm - IP Logged
Two stories about Kalami. Ever since we first visited Corfu 8 years ago, irrespective of the place we have stayed we always refer between ourselves to any maids in villa/apartments as "Maria" because the first year we were in a villa across from the A & A Apartments and sitting by the pool the cry of "Maria, Maria" echoed across the valley as the maids in the apartments called out to each other, and if we understood Greek we would have heard all their conversation - an earlier post says these girls have strong lungs, and they are not wrong!!
We went to Kalami for 3 years and in the fourth we took a friend with us. On the first day we went into the gift shop in the village, followed by the supermarket and in each were immediately recognised and greeted as though long lost friends (that's what I so love about Kalami). Our friend was very impressed - then we went to book a table and boat for Taverna Nicolas in Agni and Pericles emerged from the back office and welcomed us back - by this time our friend was open mouthed - she said "You know EVERYONE in this place!!" Not true, it's just that they make everyone feel special.
Message posted by Viv D on 12áNovemberá2011 at 9:46pm - IP Logged
What lovely stories - Thank you everyone. I can't wait until I can afford to make my move to Corfu. My house is in a small village, so I'm sure I will have some stories to tell in the future!
Purple, Boo Boo is beautiful - when I do get to Corfu we really should introduce her to my Major - he's sure to like her!
Message posted by Viv D on 14áNovemberá2011 at 1:16pm - IP Logged
tully - how lovely - it always amazes me how wonderful the Greek people are - and how generous too. They are so warm and welcoming. And yes it does put English people to shame - apart from small villages where they are very different :) x
Message posted by Purple on 14áNovemberá2011 at 2:16pm - IP Logged
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