Thursday, 29 January 2009

Explore "the forgotten" trail on a Corfu holiday

The Times has included the route - plotted in 2001 by expat Englishwoman Hilary Paipeti - on its list of the best treks in Europe.

Paipeti wanted to show people on Corfu holidays "the forgotten Corfu", so plotted an avenue encompassing 15 ancient tracks, giving them evocative titles such as Prospero's Way and the Kingfisher Trail.

"Jinking right along the spiky spine of the island, it escapes the fleshpot resorts and transports you into a sleepy hinterland of crumbling monasteries and secret hamlets," the news provider reveals.

This is the Corfu of British holiday tradition, popularised by resident author Gerald Durrell who based his My Family and Other Animals on the wild flower-adorned destination.

Meanwhile, Greek tourism development minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently said on a visit to Corfu that eco-tourism would be a priority for the authority in the coming season, the Athens News Agency reported.

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