Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece

On the hilltop of Kanoni, Corfu

Corfu, or in Greek Kérkyra, is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.

Its Greek name, Kerkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon,
god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river.

According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra,
daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her.

Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital
bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra.

Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of
the island were named: Phaiakes.


In Grecian: Geia!

6 comments:

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ said...

Gorgeous!! Make me longing for summer even more :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

Ahhhhh, what wonderful pictures of a lovely place. Maybe one day.....

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful photos .. especially the one with the sail boats... so vivid ... thanks for allowing me to day dream with my morning coffee! xo HHL

helen tilston said...

A beautiful post and stunning images, thank you.
Greece is calling me. What a magical place and I adore Greek music and food.

Helen xx

miss b said...

Beautiful! I have been to Rhodes but not Corfu - gorgeous coastline.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

This is where I will go on my next vacation..
You know I had a lover that was from Greece many years ago, and there are not many like him!!!


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