Day 1 – 2 – 3 — Warming up in Corfu
3 DAYS ITINERARY.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Hello — Geia sou
How are you — Ti kaneis
Thank you — Efharisto
Exchange with TransferWise
- Old Town, Corfu
- Dramatic Cape Drastis
BEACH SPOT: either Faliraki or Mon Repos and Palaiokastritsas
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town, flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes, a French-style arcade and the grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George.
The city of Corfu reminded me a lot my country Sicily, walking around the Old Town, it seems very familiar, weather, building and welcoming people.
What to visit:
Garden of the People, Spianada Liston, even museums like Casa parlante, Museum of Dionysius Solomos.
A great experience was going on a boat tour around all the main historic places, and the Ionian Islands.
I share with you the tour below.
EAT Pane e Souvlaki Before flying for Corfu, and I was reading a lot about Greek cousin. Before travelling here, I was inspired by this blog and a list of 12 best Greek Food that you should try if you go in Greece, check it out Here I happened to have a coffee at Cafe Tierra and met a group of people who were about to visit the church of Spyridon. I didn’t know much about Spyridon, but he’s a very popular Orthodox saint in Greece people, and religious cults come to Corfu for him. Even if the best wild destination and beach spots are outside the town, you can find beautiful places like Faliraki or Mon Repos. I spent a total of a weekend in Corfu Old Town, and I didn’t have the chance to see other parts of the island. At Old Times they offer a yummy breakfast, the guys at the bar gave me some direction on how to get to Palaiokastritsas. For me, this place was the best spot (arguably the best beach on the whole island) reachable by bus. GREEN BUS was the bus station, a little bit further from the Old Town, but walkable an easy 20 min, the road to get there is not high, in parts it is a dirt track but if you follow all the way you will eventually reach the bus station. Price ticket: 5 EURO – Bus Platform number 8, the journey takes about 40/45 min Palaiokastritsas is the last stop.
During my tour, I had the chance to see dolphins and sea stars, we stopped in different islands and had swum in crystal turquoise water.