Events calendar

 

What's on in Corfu

 

Corfu hosts an exciting and diverse range of local and international events. This page is a list of some of the best festivals, exhibitions, carnivals and sporting events over the next few months. It also lists important traditional and religious dates.
This calendar is updated regularly, but please ask if you need any further information.

 

Scroll to see more events in this month or use the arrows to see forthcoming or past events.

Click on the yellow text to learn more about the events you are interested in.

Did you know that in Corfu
there is a long musical tradition
going back to the time
when the Seven Islands
were under Venetian domination?

 

 

The Venetians introduced opera to Corfu

by establishing the first Greek theatre

in modern times,

where opera performances

started in 1733.

 

In 1903 the theatre was converted

into the present Town Hall.

During the British Protectorate

the musical tradition was carried on

by Nikolaos Chalikiopoulos-Mantzaros

who founded the first modern school

of music on Greek soil.

 

A large number of musicians

were trained by Mantzaros

- among them was Spyros Xyndas,

who composed the first Greek opera.