We settled into our temporary home at Marbella Corfu on the south east coastline - and my what a home it was. This place is 5 stars and such a treat, particularly if you get a balcony room with hot tub. You virtually couldn't drag me away from this view.
A walk around the grounds is also a delight. There are gardens that look like they're inspired by Italian vineyards, quaint courtyards and spectacular balconies.
Not forgetting the private beach and of course the dreamlike blue swimming pools. Let's just say for the Aussie girl coming from a long London winter, it was my idea of heaven.
After unpacking and a light lunch I was firmly on Greek time i.e., what time? I nestled in to read my book (if you love the fashion industry then you'll love this one - I couldn't put it down), alternating between poolside and beachside. Water temps are still cool at this time of year but I tell you the sun was sizzling - now I remember what a tan feels like.
Also, a word to the wise, if you can drag yourself up out of bed in the morning, then the sunrises here are simply magic.
I must say, for me, a huge part of the Greek experience is the people. This nationality is truly so delightful. They're always happy to chat, they want to help, they're interested, they're curious, they're just a delight to be around. These islands wouldn't be the same without their charm.
Another of the highlights for me in this part of the world is the food... More specifically the breakfast... Let's just cut to the chase here... It's the Greek yoghurt. It's unbelievable. So so creamy and pillowy. Of course you simply must drown it in honey. Perfection. I don't know how I'll ever eat the stuff from the supermarket again. If anyone knows where to buy the true Greek yoghurt in London please tell me!
On the food note, if you stay at Marbella Corfu make sure you check out their Italian restaurant - this is holiday-esque fine dining and the food is exceptional. Be sure to try the mushroom and truffle risotto, and the panacotta for dessert.
On the west coast Palaiokastritsa is known as the island's gem. Multiple bays run along a 2km stretch of beach, each more beautiful than the next.
Nisaki on the east coast is a smaller beach with plenty of rocky charm and blue-tinted waters. Honestly it's hard not to take a postcard-worthy picture wherever you go.
This part of the world makes you realise what's important in life. We don't need much to be happy; just good company, a deep blue sea and buckets of Greek yoghurt.
Thank you to Marbella Corfu for having us. Book your stay here - I'm telling you, you won't regret it.
Photos by Krissie and my beautiful friend [and travel buddy] Valentine.