Something tells me Corfu just might be one of my most favourite ports of call. Lush scenery, beautiful gardens, a Byzantine monastary, and crystal-clear turquoise bays...
Sites I hope to see in Corfu:
Empress Elizabeth "Sissy" of Austria built her homage to Achillies in 1891, and sited it with a spectacular view of the Ionian sea. Then she went about filling the gardens with exotic plants and trees collected on her trips around the world. Statuary of Achilles is everywhere, but her hardscaping also includes a 'Terrace of the Muses' decorated with statues of all Nine.
Paleokastritsa is known as the 'Capri of Greece', because of its crystaline water and rocky shores. The Byzantine Monastery of the Virgin is nestled here somewhere, their garden overlooking this amazing bay.