Thursday, 29 January 2009

Cricket on a Corfu holiday

The first match on the island took place on Saint George's Day in 1823 when the British Navy took on the British Garrison.

Locals soon adopted the British game and formed their own sides to take on the British.

Travellers on a Corfu holiday will find that the locals still enjoy the game with the sport popular all over the island.

Many games are played throughout the summer meaning holiday makers can enjoy a piece of home in the Mediterranean.

Apart from cricket, Corfu has plenty of entertainment to keep its visitors busy including many archaeological sites and places of interest such as the Achilleon Palace.

Built between 1890 and 1892, the palace was made for the Empress of Austria for when she visited the small island.

Today, statues and gardens surround the palace and some rooms are available to visit.

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