For the past 6 years, the month of July in Corfu has seen a series of concerts, seminars and discussions - The Corfu Festival, including the Ionian Concerts. I'm glad to see that this has been gradually developing from year to year - these things usually do take some time to get established - especially since the island has such a rich musical heritage.
The performances are separated into categories - Winds and Percussion, Ethnomusicology, Jazz and the Classical Experience. The performers come from Greece, USA and the Far East.
As I said, I think this is a wonderful enterprise, but I am disappointed in their website. The general design and layout I find good, but the English translation is terrible and the information in the site is obviously not properly updated. Such a shame that such a great venture should again (in Greece) be let down by poor basic organisational skills.
Anyway, I think it's a great opportunity for someone to combine a holiday on the island with some good music. The main venues for the events can be seen below.
This was built by the Venetians upon the remains of a Byzantine castle and was completed in two stages. During the first period (1400-1500) the Venetians strengthened the Byzantine walls and dug the Contra Fossa moat, turning the promontory into an artificial island accessed by a movable bridge.
The second period (16th-18th centuries) began with the completion of this work (1546-1588) and ended with the additions and alterations made by the British.
Located next to the Gardens of the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. A picturesque terrace overlooking the sea with a marvellous view and peaceful atmosphere.