« Back

Reliving a Childhood Past on the Enchanting Island of Corfu

14th January 2013 • Posted in Announcements

Nature lovers who book cheap flights to Corfu in May will get the chance to walk in the footsteps of the late, great Gerald Durrell, with a team of experts including David Bellamy OBE.

Corfu literary image

The passion young Gerald Durrell developed for Corfu during his childhood – one which would later lead to him travelling the world saving its wildlife - is captured in books such as ‘My Family And Other Animals’. Later, his zoologist wife Lee became enraptured in the same way. The author died in 1995, but the impact the Ionian paradise had on him and his brother Lawrence was celebrated with the founding of the Durrell School of Corfu (DSC) in 2001. Seminars, walking tours, field excursions, courses and workshops are held throughout the year, introducing visitors from around the world to the work of the Durrell brothers and other Corfiot writers.

Visit Hidden Places

Gerald Durrell’s Corfu, which takes place from 11 – 18 May 2013, is organised by the DSC in partnership with Gerald Durrell’s widow, Lee, plus Dr. David Bellamy and various other specialists. During the week, the guests – who are welcome whatever their age or educational background - will get the chance to visit the hidden places and experience the flora and fauna that Durrell did as a child, while gaining invaluable guidance and information from some of the world’s foremost environmentalists and wildlife experts. While transport is provided, group members arrange their own accommodation, with most staying at a pretty village in the north of the island. 

Air travel is also not included, but cheap flights to Corfu are available from

Share this...