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  • An old lady in the Old Town of Corfu.
    An old lady in the Old Town of Corfu.
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  • A priest we saw.
    A priest we saw.
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  • Beautiful scenery in the Old Town of Corfu.
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    "CORFU GOLF CLUB"!

    by INSULARIUS Updated Nov 15, 2009

    Corfu is one of the top destinations in Greece to play Golf!

    18 holes.Length: 6.802 yards or 6.183 metres.

    The Corfu Club's beautiful course has been praised by many as one of the best kept in Europe and can be found on the lovely Ropa Valley, 14 kms. from Corfu Town.

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    Play "Cricket" in Corfu!

    by INSULARIUS Written Mar 11, 2008

    Cricket is a completely "unknown" sport in Greece.To our Greek eyes looks quite "British" and to our Greek ears sounds quite "exotic"!

    But, there is a place in Greece where "Cricket" is quite "popular" and with many "fans"!

    You have well guessed: that place is CORFU!

    Due to the British occupation of the island, two centuries ago, "British traditions" took roots in the island of Corfu and the best example is "Cricket".

    There should be no doubt that the team of Corfu is always the champion in the Greek Cricket Championship!!!

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    Hiking - Imposing town houses and buildings.

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 2, 2007

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    Beautiful scenery in the Old Town of Corfu.
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    The ancient town of Corfu, Kerkyra, was established around the 8th century BC. Because of its dependence of its defences, it was forced to develop within their narrow confines. The development in the area of the walled town was very limited. Kerkyra acquired its final shape 80 years after the building of it walls and the next wave of occupiers did not bring many changes. Thus, even today, it retains its old form to a great extent. Narrow and winding streets, small squares and multistoreyed houses are the basic characteristics and the result is very pleasing aesthetically. The rich and imposing town houses and the public buildings in Venetian style coexist harmoniously with the anonymous vernacular architecture and with the later buildings of the British period, the whole conveying a feeling of uninterupted continuity in space and time.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Kerkyra's principal pleasures. The cluster of sights around the Spianada (Esplanade) are heart-clutchingly beautiful, but the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Kerkyra might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs to the main areas (Spianada and Evgeniou Voulgari) will help you in getting around in Kerkyra. Kerkyra is simply a perfect place to walk for hours and pretending to know where you are.

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    Hiking - A maze of alleys, streets and lanes.

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 2, 2007
    Relinde is hiking her way around.
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    Before we visited Kerkyra (Corfu Town) we already had a look at the internet. As we are from The Netherlands we are used to doing a lot by foot and we were pleasantly surprised that Kerkyra is a city in which everybody walks and you're trully able to explore all the sights by foot. Our two feet were our best friends and therefore we were able to enjoy all the fascinating scenery Kerkyra had to offer. While most tour guides don't recommend getting lost in the majority of cities, Kerkyra is the place to get hopelessly lost for half a day. We wondered off through mysterious alleyways leading us away from the crowds. We ended up in endless mazes of backstreets and deserted squares, the 'real' Kerkyra!

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Kerkyra's principal pleasures. Throughout the old part of the city we saw the curious mixture of architectural styles left behind by the previous occupiers of the island - Romans, Russians, Turks, Venetians, French and British. The streets wind and wander with no discerrible order or object. Picturesque cobblestone alleyways are interspersed by statues, graceful churches, Venetian fountains and a great selection of tavernas where we had our lunches and by the end of the day had a nice cold beer.

    Equipment: Have a look at Kerkyra Packing List.

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    Hiking - A culture unto itself.

    by Jerelis Updated Mar 2, 2007

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    Iris is playing with some pigeons during the hike.
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    We have visited quite some Greek islands over the years, but maybe there is nothing like the island of Corfu and especially Kerkyra (city of Corfu). Kerkyra is Greece, and yet it is a culture unto itself. Shaped by successive waves of foreign invasions, Kerkyra retains a cosmopolian European feel. Teams play cricket on the Spianada (Esplanade), young couples twine hands over a cup of latte along the distinctly French Liston and the centuries old Venetian fortress flanks the town. Time to explore it!

    We can honestly state that the best way to explore Kerkyra is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cosy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city in approximately half a hour. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys instead of following the masses of tourists.

    Most people try to rush Kerkyra on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Kerkyra properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out.

    Equipment: Have a look at Kerkyra Packing List.

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    Paragliding

    by antz Written Oct 19, 2003

    For the first time, I went paragliding in Benitses! My friend dared me that I wouldn't do it - so I had to prove her wrong - nothing to do with the four beers I had already disposed of!! It was the most amazing experience I have ever had! You feel like an angel - floating high in the sky. The view is amazing, I could see way over the island.

    Equipment: Water sports like this are available everywhere, just look out for the prices. I did it in Benitses for 25 euros, but in Agios Georgios, they were charging 50 euros - twice the price!! Boy was I glad I had done it already!!

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