Whether you’re wandering the narrow side streets, stretching out on the beach or tucking into a slice of sticky-sweet baklava in a local taverna, encountering a cat is inevitable in Corfu. And in a laidback land of warmth and plenitude, it’s easy to see why they prosper. Present across the centuries, these loveable creatures found slinking through the streets or slumbering in the shade have become an intrinsic part of the island. Yet they are rarely if ever mentioned. Now it’s their turn.
Header image: Kitten in Avlaki, Corfu © Gemma Lake