My name is Dimitris Kourkoulos. I live in Arillas and I run my fathers taverna (Brouklis) that was established in 1973, the year that I was born. In fact, I grew up in this taverna.
When I started creating the Arillas.com website , it was a joke in order to tease some local people that live abroad and make them feel homesick in a nice way. I had to learn everything by myself because when I was educated there were no computers (at least in my school).
Every day I dedicate some minutes of my life to going down to our beach and taking a couple of pictures which I post on this website.
Now I see that there are a lot of people who have almost become addicted to my daily pictures and are waiting every day for me to post them. I feel very obliged when I see daily 800 to 1500 visits on my website, so I always try to steal some time from my work and do my duty. But I also have a feeling of satisfaction when I do this. Suddenly, it has become my hobby and I really enjoy receiving some feedback about Arillas through this website.
I dedicate this website to my home and to its visitors that keep coming back year-by-year.
Arillas.com is not really promoting my home but is meant to keep you all in touch with each other in order to exchange your memories and experiences of Arillas.
I will try to list as much as I can or I'm allowed about this area. If there is anything you would like to have added on the website you can discuss it with our more than 3500 members of our forum.
I have been observing this forum since it started and I think that it has helped some people to find their way back to the apartments inwhich they stayed some time in the past, or it has helped newcomers to choose the right accommodation, car hire, trip, etc.
I did not like to have a web page that just says " YES COME ON! WE ARE THE BEST, EVERYBODY WELCOME" , etc.
In Arillas.com YOU are the reporters and YOU have to choose whether Arillas is the destination you are looking for.
Brouklis Str 7 49081
Arillas Corfu Greece
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An article about Dimitris Koulos published in July 2008 in the Corfiot Magazin by Sarah Button,