The history of the island is closely associated with St. Spyridon, the patron Saint of Corfù, who was a Cypriot bishop born in 270 AD. There are four annual processions taking place in Corfu in remembrance of four miracles wrought by the Saint.
In 2013, the island hosted the first Corfù Beer Festiva. Since then, it has become an annual tradition. The event lasts five days and it’s organized with the contribution of a foreign country. This year, Corfù meets Belgium. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a free entrance and lots of daily activities, while many local
The celebrated English cricket team of writers – known internationally as the Authors XI – will be returning to Corfù for a rematch with the locals, and around this will again spring a literary festival featuring writers, both visiting and local, discussions, cultural tours, Q&A sessions, poetry recitals, wine tastings, musical performances, culinary demonstrations and
Given the past British domination of the island, the inhabitants of Corfu have been playing cricket since 1835. There are currently four cricket teams in Corfù. During September, Corfu Town’s Esplianada Square hosts a cricket festival where the Corfiot cricketers compete with teams from Malta and Great Britain. These and other festivals are seasonal, but
Varkarola is a famous festival that is held in Corfù every summer, around the 10th of August. This event celebrates the miracle of Saint Spyridon: the saint that is believed to have saved the island from a Turkish siege on August 11th, 1716.
Easter in Corfu is one of the most important celebrations in the island and every year processions are arranged throughout the town’s churches with choirs and bands joining in. The festive atmosphere attracts a huge number of visitors.
The festival of folkloric groups in Corfù The festival of folkloric groups in Corfù, takes place around the end of March every year in the Municipal Theatre of Corfù. Folkloric groups perform folk dances from all over the country. In recent years this festival has gained great prestige and hopes to become one of the
The famous Carnival of Corfù dates back to the Middle Ages, specifically to the Venetian rule. In fact, The Carnival of Corfù resembles a lot the one in Venice and it usually takes place at the end of February or the beginning of March.