My favourite place: Corfu, Greece

Continuing our historical holidays series, Saul David explores a Greek island getaway that owes much of its popularity to the Venetians

Corfu: a Greek island getaway that owes much of its popularity to the Venetians. (Getty Images)

This article was first published in the June 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

I first holidayed in Corfu, a large leg-shaped island on the north-west frontier of Greece, when I was 11 years old. We drove all the way in a VW camper van, covering the last leg from Bari to Corfu Town in a ferry. After a week and many adventures on the road, we set up camp in a beautiful two-bedroom cottage on Corfu’s unfashionable south-west coast, near the town of Agios Gordios.

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