The tradition comes from ancient Greece and also includes some Venetian influences but the Corfu Carnival is unique.
Gossips, or "petegoletsia" as they are locally known, act out theatrical and satirical plays in Pinia in Corfu Town and holiday makers can watch the women dress in traditional costumes and gossip by windows and balconies.
A procession is the main event of the carnival and dancers and bands move with the floats.
On the final day of the festival the king of the carnival is burned after a trial in a ritual that is supposed to send away evil spirits.
Taking a Corfu villa holiday doesn't always mean exciting and energetic festivals as holiday makers can also relax by the white beaches around the island or by the villa pool.
Corfu's countryside is also an attraction and holiday makers can enjoy walking or cycling through the island.