I am London born and bred, but followed in Mrs Durrel's footsteps 16 years ago with my children. I have worked in tourism ever since, predominantly in the luxury villa sector.
Describe the perfect day in your destination?
As I live and work in the north of the island I love to head south to one of the many unspoilt beaches. There are a wealth of beautiful villages with traditional tavernas to explore in the area, as well as the marvellous Lake Korrison.
What are your top travel tips for your destination?
Always take a day or two out from relaxing to explore a little further afield. Hire a car and head up into the mountains, stopping off for a cool drink and a meze with the locals in their villages to really get a feel for the island. Corfu town is a must visit with something there for everyone - there's an incredible history, remarkable buildings and endless shopping possibilities.
What local cuisine would you recommend to people staying in your destination?
There's so much to choose from but some of my favourite dishes include: spetsofai (spicy sausage and peppers), lamb kleftiko (traditionally cooked in parchment paper), soutzoukakia (spiced meatballs in a rich tomato sauce) and of course the never ending supply of fresh salads!
What experiences would you recommend to our customers in your destination?
Horse riding is a fabulous way to see more of the island. A visit to Kaiser's throne for its unparalleled 360-degree panorama and one of the best places to watch the sunset. The abandoned village of Old Perithia with its fantastic tavernas, the Theotoki vineyard for its facinating tour and wonderful wines or to really escape the crowds, a boat trip to one of the Diapontia Islands to relax and enjoy small island life. If you do make it into Corfu town, drive down to Kanonoi and enjoy a meze and an ouzo while watching the planes swoop over the most photographed church on Mouse Island. On your way home, grab some apples and call into the donkey sanctuary where you are always sure of a friendly welcome.