Three of our seven days in Corfu were spent touring the countryside by bus. Corfu is quite mountainous and many villages are built on the sides of hills in quite spectacular fashion, making for great views and photographs. We visited a hilltop monastery in Palaiokastritsa and many inland and coastal villages. Although most of the houses sprout TV aerials and have airconditioning units, the style of the villages seems very much unchanged for centuries. The roads are narrow and winding, the houses jut out on strange angles from the hillside and the shades of orange, yellow, cream, tuscan red and terra cotta combine with the green vegetation in a very attractive manner. The pace of life is slower here and a favourite pastime seems to be sitting in the front yard or at a cafe, talking, drinking coffee and watching the passing traffic.
(Pip has taken some good photos on her iPhone which are indicated by the ©Pip caption. I particularly like the shot framed by an open window, taken from a village museum accessed by climbing three floors of rickety stairs.)