Day Eight – Corfu, Greece

July 29, 2010


1:00 pm – tender

8:30 pm – depart

Corfu notes:

  • You can either take a shuttle into Corfu Town, or walk (takes about 30 minutes).  According to Europe Port Reviews: “Simply leave the terminal to your left and stay right along the ocean all the way.  The traffic must take another route as the road is one-way along the coast.  Follow the coastline until you climb the hill and go underneath the archway.  The Old Fortress of Corfu is to your left and the Old City is to your right.  You can enter the pedestrian streets where the restaurants are.”

Things to do in Corfu:

  • Touring Corfu Town seems like a can’t-miss activity.
  • Pontikonissi (or Mouse Island as it is popularly known) and Vlaherna are two tiny islands that serve as Corfu’s visual signature. Vlaherna houses a small convent while the heavily wooded Mouse Island is known for a 12th-century Byzantine church. There are boats at Vlaherna, reachable from the mainland by a causeway, that ferry tourists to Mouse Island, which costs two euros. On the hillside overlooking the islands across the road from Hotel Royal are a couple of nice cafes and souvenir shops. It’s a terrific place to admire the view. To get to Vlaherna, a 30-minute walk from Old Town, just follow the coastline south, past Mon Repos beach.
  • Mon Repos is a beach that is 15 minutes away from the old town.  Behind the beach are ruins.  Tickets are 3 Euros per person.  It’s not necessarily a favorite beach but it’s within walking distance.  (from Cruise Critic)
  • Shopping in the old section
  • Explore the old fortress (located right off of Spanish Square)
  • The Liston is a stretch of cafes along the Esplanade (a grass square) – it is very expensive to eat there, though.

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