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Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

What a great Christmas we have had here in Corfu (2003). Agios Vasillis (Father Christmas) visited Christmas night, but without his usual mode of transport - it was far too warm and we could only dream of a white Christmas.
 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.


That aside, Christmas is celebrated in a similar fashion to the rest of the Christian world. Brightly decorated Christmas trees, coloured lights in the streets and around the houses and loads of food and prezzies!
Christmas eve, sees the first of the carol singers. The familiar tunes - in Greek of course! Then off to the Church. Christmas in Greece focuses on religion, with most going to the regular masses.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.


Christmas day is spent at home with the whole family. Mum prepared a feast. While we waited, we nibbled on a light mezze, with dad's homemade wine of course.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

Talking of dad, he was outside cooking lamb on the BBQ. It was warm and we could just see a dusting of snow on the far away Albanian mountains.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.


To start we had soup. A chicken and lemon recipe, which sounds a little unlikely, but it is excellent.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

For our main meal, we had dad's barbequed lamb and pork, served with roasted potatoes (Greek style with loads of olive oil) and salad.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

No  Crackers, Turkey or Christmas pud on our table!

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

During Christmas dinner, the TV is on - constantly - as in all Greek homes. Also the phone does not stop ringing - relatives and friends wishing 'Xronia Polla' - which literally means 'Have Many Years'. Boxing day was spend visiting friends at Kouloura.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.
(Tom and Aphrodite playing with their new 'bubble blaster')


The new-year is celebrated in the traditional fashion. That leads me to where I am now. Typing away - at the 'in-laws' with a large glass of dad's homemade 'fly' wine (helping to lubricate my creativity), while waiting for the new-year to arrive. Mother-in-law is preparing even more food and in true Greek style the TV is full blast. The last few carol singers have returned to their homes and the clock is ticking.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

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Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

Once the television  news repeats have stopped, Theo starts loading his shot gun - a clear indication that it is very close to midnight!

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

On new year's eve, mum makes the traditional donuts - served with honey.

 

Corfu Travel Guide with tips and advice for this Greek Island. January newsletter.

 

Not more food!

 

 


 

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