Thursday, 29 January 2009

Experience "endless sunshine" on a Corfu holiday

Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, told the Guardian that Corfu holidays are ripe with natural discoveries and characterised by perfect weather.

Ms Bradt told the newspaper that her favourite travel book was My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, partly because of the writer's splendid evocation of life on the intriguing, perennially popular island.

"What Durrell does so beautifully and amusingly is convey the enchantment of being a ten-year-old boy on Corfu, an island of endless sunshine and literally crawling with wildlife," she notes.

She was speaking as the book was reissued on the 50th anniversary of its initial publication.

Tourists hoping to explore the wild side of the island on their Corfu holiday may wish to consider a villa in Lake Korrison, which is home to a nature reserve lake where a number of rare bird species can be spotted by the eagle-eyed.

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