Day 4 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
On this bright and sunny Easter Sunday, we wouldn't miss the grand Easter Concert and Parade. Philharmonic orchestras surge in the streets of the town centre playing joyous melodies in celebration of Jesus' Resurrection. Taking advantage of the good weather, we decided to get away from the crowded city centre and enjoy coffee at Kanoni – one of the best sites of Corfu and a place of truly unique beauty.
Kanoni lies to the south of the town of Corfu and is noted for the splendid view it offers to the visitors. I was impressed with the changing hues of the blue and green and turquoise of the waters. The landscape is supplemented by the world-famous "Pontikonisi". This is a beautiful islet whose name in Greek means "islet of the mice". There are no mice on the islet, but seen from afar the shape of the island looks like that of a mouse! There is a monastery on the islet dedicated to "Pantokrator" (All-Mighty God). Just opposite "Pontikonisi", there is another islet dominated by the monastery of "Panayia ton Vlacheron", which is dedicated to Virgin Mary.
Day 5 – Monday, April 13, 2015
We spent our last day in Corfu at Dassia, walking along the beach, talking and reading. Aegean Airlines flew us back home safely with a half-hour delay. The transition to routine was hard! At 9:00 pm , I cooked dinner, but I'm glad Alkis helped to prepare the tomato sauce for the spaghetti!