Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Afionas - The Edenic Garden of Corfu


 
 
 
 


Afionas is the Edenic Garden of Corfu. It is a traditional village nested on cliff tops and when you enter it, it is like entering another world. You are greeted by lovely whitewashed houses with Hellenic blue doors crowned by purple and magenta bougainvilleas which are like a trademark of the village.
 
Stone paved alleys embraced by canopies of flowers hide lovely houses with amazing gardens. A peek through the gates reveal breathtaking and well kept gardens, while the whole village, offers staggering views wherever you turn.
 
There are many charming shops in the village with unique products and souvenirs.  Restaurant sand cafes with exquisite panoramic views.

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Porto Timoni
 
 
 
From the village there is a path that leads through the hill to the extraordinary Porto Timoni. The path is very rough, steep and narrow and passes between exceedingly thorny bushes. It should not undertaken by anyone unsteady on their feet, because there are loose rocks and stones so hikers are advised to wear suitable footwear. But when you come to this spectacular view of it above, all pain is instantly forgotten.
 
We suggest you rent a boat or a paddleboat to get here and bring a lot of refreshments and a parasol. Once there, be ready for the most clear water and unique marine life near and inside the cave (on the left). The left bay is way better than the right one.
 
 

11 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Maya Kuzman said...

Isn't it?!
I told my husband we should consider buying a house there :)

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

Is that the village I wanted to put my gardenchair next to yours and where we could spend the afternoon chatting and doing some crochet? If it is and you're having a house there, I'll come and pay you a visit for sure!
Great pictures - make we want to go there!

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, it is. I found it's name on the internet, lol. And the offer still stands. I'll have the guest room ready, you just pack your hooks and yarn :)

Kim said...

The colours in this post are magical. From the clear, azure sea and sky, to the sweet, colourful little buildings and those gorgeous bougainvilleas. The perfect holiday destination. Come to think of it the perfect place in which to live forever.

myrica said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Divya N said...

It is not fair that such beautiful places exist in this world and I cannot spend time relaxing there. Sigh! How great would it be to rent a cottage there and spend time lazing around

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kim! We are deeply grateful to be able to travel and discover places like this one.

Maya Kuzman said...

It would be fantastic! Put it on your bucket list :)

Mia said...

Corfu is a beautiful island, Maya. I am happy that you like it. Great photos. Many kisses from Greece, my friend.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Aww it is so nice to see where you went Maya. I hope you had a wonderful time. But from your photos I am sure you did. The Greek isles are full of color and nothing in the world comes close to that blue of the skies and the sea. I've been here 21 years and still cannot get used to it.