Contributed by Jens Hoffmann
What could be better than a trip to the “Taste Corfu Festival” in May? Not very much.
Arrival in Kerkyra (Corfu-City).
According to the Odyssey, Homer’s classic poem, Odysseus, naked, lost – with no sense of how to return home, was washed ashore in Corfu, the island of the Phaeacians. The locals offered him their hospitality, treating him like a king. They offered him food and wine, performed music and dance and organized events to please him. Through this hospitality he discovered his real self, the king who was hidden inside him, and so he found his destination. His homeland. Ithaca.
Corfu Food & Wine Festival is a trip to two-and-a-half thousand years of civilization.
Two- and-a-half thousand years of hospitality. Welcome to Corfu. Where the Venetians, the French, the Russians and the British used to live.
With the passage of time the island may have changed, but you can still feel the spirit of a distant glorious past. Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations weaving a powerful spell on its visitors.
Corfu is simply heavenly, an exciting destination with lovely beaches.
I stayed in the Hotel & Resort Domesmiramare (Luxury Collection Hotels). Many times I visited Luxury Collction Hotels. And every time I was surprised with something new: Also this time. A compliment to ethe Marriott group resort.
The hotel was just launched. I’m one of the first persons to test it.
The access to the hotel is generous. You feel wonderful, a stylish atmosphere and the graceful interplay of architecture, light and colors is incomparable.
They give the guest the full attention, the fine art of cultivated hospitality. The bellboy carries the suitcases into the room.
The door to the suite opens, with fine, natural materials and modern design giving all 113 rooms and suites a Mediterranean touch. The clear view of the sea is the most beautiful decoration. When looking through the windows, the colors of the sea are also reflected inside.
I like it to be here.
The festival was fun as well.
Taste Corfu Festival
Hotel Domesmiramare (Luxury Collection)
The press trip was supported by the “Griechische Zentrale für Fremdenverkehr” in Germany.
Griechische Zentrale für Fremdenverkehr
Photos: Jens Hoffmann