Corfu History – Saint Spyridon Day


If you have frequented the blissful little island of Corfu then you will most likely have noticed there is a large number of people with the name either Spyridon (Spiros) or Spyridoula.

Well there’s a reason behind this and I’m about to tell you why.

Today, December 12th, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates and honours Saint Spyridon, The patron Saint of Corfu and protector of the island. This means big celebrations all round.

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Things To Do….In Corfu! – Paxos & Anti-Paxos



OK so this one isn’t technically in Corfu itself but it is a trip that is definitely worth doing. If you want to experience crystal waters so clear that boats appear as if they are floating on air then Paxos & Anti-Paxos is your dream destination! With around 1400 Greek islands to choose from it can be like finding a needle in a haystack when deciding where to go. Lucky for you there is 2 (of the best, might I add) available to you, totally hassle free, through San Stefano Travel. You get the best of both worlds by staying on the wonderful island of Corfu and still getting to visit 2 idyllic places in one day. Win win all round!

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Where To Stay? – Villa Helona



Our next villa to be featured is the beautiful Villa Helona. Situated in a perfect location, in the hills of the village overlooking the bay and offering second to none views of the famous San Stefano sunset. A tranquil setting gives you total peace and quiet, you can spend your time relaxing around the private pool at the front of the villa or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while looking out across the village.

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Things To Do….In Corfu! – Kassiopi



Kassiopi is a picturesque village situated in the small peninsula on the North-Eastern corner of Corfu opposite the Albanian coastline with just 2km separating them at the closest  point. Located 36 km North of Corfu Town it is the largest resort in the North East of the island. The horse shoe harbour is the best known focal point at the centre of Kassiopi that inhabits most of social life of the village day & night. It is the perfect spot to relax, drink & dine while watching the boats come in and out.


The village is overlooked by the ruins of the Byzantine castle high up on the hill that was used to protect the town and it’s port. This is a fantastic place to take in some of the beautiful views of the harbour from above as well as exploring the castle grounds. Once a quiet fishing village, it has transformed into a popular holiday destination.

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Where To Stay? – Garden Villas



The Garden Villas are ideal for a family holiday, they are only 600 metres from the beach, along a flat road. They are situated in the quieter part of the village giving you the perfect environment for a peaceful family holiday.The self-catering villas are all 2 bedroom villas with 1 double and 1 twin room. They have a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living space.  At the rear of the properties you have a private terrace area for each villa. As well as a maintained shared garden.

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Things To Do….In Corfu! – Corfu Town


corfu town

Corfu Town, the hub of the island. A living, breathing museum wherever you turn in this bustling metropolis. With its architectural character heavily influenced by the Venetians, dating back to the late 1300’s during their 400 year rule. There is also influences from England as well as France throughout the town. Two castles enclose the capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result it has been officially declared a ‘Kastropolis’ which translates to ‘Castle City’ by the Greek Government.

There is SO much to do and see in Corfu Town, an abundance of history and culture at your fingertips, it’s hard to know where to start. So we are going to break it down for you into what we think are some of the best places to visit when in the island’s capital.

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Where To Stay? – Villa De La Mer



Take a step into one of our sought after villas exclusive to San Stefano Travel….Villa De Le Mer.

Villa De Le Mer translates literally to ‘Villa Sea’ because of its beautiful sea facing views from the balcony. The 3 bedroom villa is set high up on the hill side of San Stefanos in a hard to beat location and with even harder to beat breathtaking views.

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