Wish You Were Here: Sunrise on Corfu, Greece

by Carolyn Sotka

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Photo courtesy of Alexis Bezeos on flickr.

Alexis shot this early in the morning when the first rays started painting the top of the clouds red. Corfu is one of the Greek Islands in the Ionian Sea. Its Greek name is Korkyra.  In Greek mythology, Poseidan, God of the Sea abducted Korkyra, the daughter of a river nymph and brought her to this uninhabited island. They had a child called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated in Latin to Phaeacians. Corfu’s nickname is The Island of the Phaeacians.

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