This space is dedicated to the beauty of the Corfiot Easter.
Through this site, I hope, you will get the chance to find out what is so special about the Easter Celebrations on the island of Corfu. About its music, its colour, its candor and its community.
Capodistrias Band amidst the Easter crowds
Corfu in Easter takes advantage of the great number of local people that are enrolled in/ are members of the local Philharmonics, which ‘take the lead’ and perform Orthodox Easter for us.
Corfu is also a lush green island that in spring time it looks like a wild lavishing colourful garden. The Old Town of Corfu is where most of the Easter celebrations take place, a town designed by the Venetians, French the British and the Greeks, a town that manifests at every corner and at every view its layers of history and, admittedly, it looks extraordinary. Its collage of traditions and vistas outline the cultural and natural landscape, essential elements for anyone attempting to paint our Corfiot Easter picture.
Easter in Corfu is narrated through music, it ‘hits’ you in the street as it is performed by hundreds of locals of all ages. In portraying the Corfiot Easter I have, therefore, included here several links of the music performed during this long week. But please keep in mind that the sound quality in these youtube videos is not great. It is better then to consider these sound/video clips as teasers. You must visit Corfu in Easter to get the full experience. And while watching them, always remember that this is a hobby to all participants.
Botides at Liston on Holy Saturday morning
Important information regarding the content of this site: All the text is mine. The videos embedded here are by various youtube users that I found on simple youtube searches. Most of the photos are from various photographers and sites found through google images searches or on facebook group pages. All photos & videos are linked to the sites, fb groups or youtube channels where I found them, so that anyone can reach their author. My point here is to share beauty and information and to point towards people that do great work. There are a couple of images that are mine and the website’s ‘banner’ photos are taken by two good friends of mine: the ‘Mantzaros’ Band detail is a photograph by Alexandra Tzarougkian, a Corfiot photographer working under the name Ermine Photography, while the rest are taken by Spriros Desyllas, both of whom are Corfiot Easter aficionados.