Corfu as it really is. Summer 2012.
This is a photo of the village shop in the square at Lakones. A veritable treasure trove and a step into the past for visitors more used to Tesco or Sainsburys. The owners probably spend all day and most of the night sitting in the shop – or just outside, in or out of the sun depending on the season. Customers from the village are quite likely to join them for an exchange of the latest gossip and to while away the time of day. Tourists walking or driving past form the entertainment for the shopkeepers, just as the shop attracts the attention of the tourists who stop buy a drink or a bar of chocolate. If you ask they will even let you use their loo.