Corfu products

‘Olives’ in Corfu Island

On Μάρτιος 20th, 2012, posted in: Corfu products by 0 Comment

The history of the olive tree and the elaiodendron the olive originated in Asia minor and spread from Iran, Syria and Palestine in the rest of the Mediterranean around 6,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, which exists before the discovery of writing. Grown on Crete 3,000 years..

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Olive soap (by Patounis Soap Factory )

On Φεβρουάριος 2nd, 2012, posted in: Corfu products by 0 Comment

A traditional, functioning, and accessible olive oil soap factory is on the Ionian island of Corfu. Just off the main square of the “new town” (five minutes walk from the old town), it has a showroom housing a laboratory, together with displays of soap which is available for purchase. Unfortunately, no factory tours are available as..

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Kumquat

On Ιανουάριος 29th, 2012, posted in: Corfu products by 0 Comment

Kumquat fruit found its way from China into Europe some time in the late 18th century. It has been mostly cultivated in Corfu since 1924. Also you can find Kumquats in Asia or South Africa.  Today Corfu is the only places in Europe that has achieved.   Tip: Do not forget to buy some Kumquat Liquers..

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tsitsibira

On Ιανουάριος 26th, 2012, posted in: Corfu products by 0 Comment

On the island of Corfu, a traditional drink called τσιτσιμπύρα (tsitsibira), a type of ginger beer, is made. Ginger beer is a tonic soft drink with out any preservatives which has an exotic space flavour (juice of lemon, natural lemon oil, rubbed tzintzer, grapes, water and sugar). The people of Corfu and the rest of the Ionian islands adopted the..

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Corfu Beer

On Ιανουάριος 26th, 2012, posted in: Corfu products by 0 Comment

The Corfu Microbrewery is situated in Arillas, in the northwestern  Corfu. They produce four different beers: Corfu Special,  a fresh red beer with velvet taste and a fruity aroma. Corfu Bitter, a fresh dark beer with bitter taste and rich aroma. Ionian Pilsner, a blond pilsner, perfect for on the beach. Ionian Epos, a dark..

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