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Kerkyra Highlights

  • Pro
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     Friendly atmosphere and good food 

  • Con
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     The very humid climate could be difficult at times, the really bad way of driving 

  • In a nutshell
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     Life Is Bliss 

Kerkyra Things to Do

  • "THE MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART"

    Another unique for the Greek standards museum that a visitor can visit in Corfu, is the Museum of Asian Art.It is housed in the Palace of SS Michael and George, one of the finest examples of European Neoclassicism.It was founded in 1927 after an initial donation of 10.000 objects of Asian provenance by the Greek diplomat Gr. Manos.Later, the...

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  • Spianada

    This is the largest square in Corfu and the heart of the town.The raised terrace was created for defensive purposes under Venetian rule and the square assumed its final form in more modern times under the French and British rulers of the island.Essentially it consists of two squares,divided in the middle by Viktoros Dousmani st.(where you will find...

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  • Palaiopolis Archaeological site

    Palaiopolis is located Kanoni Peninsula.the Archaeological site of Palaiopolis and Mon Repos is the site of the market of the Ancient City of Corfu,as it evolved from the ancient times till the 6th century A.D.the most important monuments of the site are the agora,the doric temple of Kardaki,the roman baths and a pre-Hellenistic round...

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Kerkyra Restaurants

  • Amazing New Guys On The Block.

    PEOPLE BEHIND THE PLACES. This place is amazing! Honestly!! We walked past early one morning and even though it was closed it stood out from everywhere else. A very "cool" understated look in greys blacks and distressed whites. Picked out with occasional splashes of red. With a vaguely naval theme to finish the look. Simple but stunning.We returned...

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  • Corfu Calomari

    This restaurant came highly recommended to us by a travel guide so we thought we would give it a go and went for lunch.We sat outside and had pre meal beers before ordering our food.We shared a Greek salad for starters which was just as well as there would have been too much for one.My main meal was the Calomari and my partner had the Spaghetti...

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  • Good Greek Salad

    A great place to stop and have lunch under the shadow of the New Fortress,sit in or outside on the many tables and enjoy the sights and sounds of Corfu town.not bad prices for Corfu town as some of the cafes can be expensive,quick service and friendly staff. The greek salad is a must very refreshing and quite filling with bread and a cold beer.

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Kerkyra Nightlife

  • All day entertainment

    "Stablus" is a living part of the Corfiot history.The music bar-gallery-lounge cafe-garden "Stablus" was built in 1725 as a stable for the horses of the Venetian Officers and is integral part of the New Fortress.Even Giacomo Casanova makes a mention of these famous stables!Open from early in the morning till late at night, the Stablus offers...

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  • Fun filled evenings

    Walking and lounging around Corfu town and the general area at night is just excellent. During the day, you will be constantly busy seeing all the sights and be exhausted from the heat but when the sun sets over the Ionian Sea is when the fun begins.For us, nightlife was not about clubbing or bar hopping -- it was all about eating out, and wine...

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  • Hit It Hard

    This is a great bar that oozes fun. With giant Vodka filled watermelons and melons, heaps of space, a cool paradise-like atmostpehere, this place has something sepecial. Not to mention the bar opens right up on to a crystal clear beach, with the most amazing water. It caps of a great, though messy night. Relaxed.

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Kerkyra Transportation

  • port: free shuttle bus to cruises

    This information may be useful for those who go to Kerkyra by cruise.There is a free shuttle bus between the cruise pier and the customs and passangers terminal building.When you leave this building, you can take buses to the old town and to the city center.Some cruise lines don't give this information, instead they sell you a bus ticket to the...

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  • Ferry shuttle to Igoumenitsa

    There are three types of ferries crossing from Igoumenitsa to Corfu. They sail every hour from 5:15 AM to 10 PM.Ordinary ferries (this photo) are open type and perform the crossing in 1 hour and 45 minutes.Larger boats with covered parking areas perform the crossing in 1 hour.Flying Dolphin cross in 40 minutes.

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  • Crossing to Igoumenitsa

    When we crossed from Igoumenitsa to Kerkya, the weather was misty and that gave a mysterious look to the coast north to Igoumenitsa (BTW, may be I should have better put the tip on my Igoumenitsa page!).These photos were shot around the mouth of river Thiamis, north to Igoumenitsa.I took a series of photos that amazingly might have been shot as...

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  • DELICIOUS KUMQUATS

    Kumquats were introduced to Corfu from China by Merlin, an English industrialist. They are small orange fruits that grow on the island. Islanders harvest them then they are used to make a liqueur using the fruit and the zest. They are also bottled as fruit, crystallised and made into marmalade.We went to a local distillery to see how the fruits...

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  • "KUMQUAT"

    The island of Corfu is associated with an exotic fruit, called: KumQuat.Its scientific name is: Fortunella Margarita and was brought to Europe in 1846 by Robert Fortin.It looks like a small orange.Corfu is the only place in Greece where this exotic fruit is cultivated in orchards, especially in the district of Nymfes, Municipality of Thinalion.The...

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  • Bread, hand- made Pies & Desserts

    On one of the most atmospheric and aristocratic streets of the City of Corfu, you will encounter the "STARENIO Bakery".It offers a large selection of quality breads, pies and desserts, at very affordable prices.You can find:24 kinds of bread.Sandwiches & snacks in different temptingly delicious combinations.Home- made sweets & savory pies.Desserts...

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Kerkyra Local Customs

  • Corfu Processions

    Around April-Palm Sunday-commemorates the delieverance of the island from the plague.The relics of St.Spyridos pass through the streets accompanied by the band of the islands philharmonic.The procession sets out from the saints own church at eleven in the morning and follows the line of the old town walls,from where the saint drove out the...

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  • "CORFU RESTAURANTS"

    If you are searching for a restaurant in Corfu, there is a site in Greek and English, that can inform you about the different kinds of restaurants, existing in Corfu.Just click:www.corfurestaurants.grRead the description and pick up the restaurant you like!Bon appetit!

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  • "CORFU BEER: the Fresh Taste from Corfu...

    As you are used to so many beers from so many countries of the world, for a change, you should try a local beer, made and brewed in Corfu.It will surprise you...pleasantly!And the name of the beer is: Corfu Beer.As simple and fresh as that!Enjoy it!

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Kerkyra Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the city of Corfu due to the fact the...

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  • Mopeds,watch out.

    The island of Corfu has moped rentals nearly every street you walk down and that means the island`s roads are full of novice drivers, in which some cases people have never rode them before and can`t remember what side of the road to drive on.Also there`s hardly any paths(sidewalks) to walk on so becareful when walking around as these things are...

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  • Reading a map

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Kerkyra Tourist Traps

  • Dont eat the bread

    Be aware that the bread and butter served with a meal is not COMPLIMENTARY and you will be charged 1 Euro per person for 2 slices of bread and a diddy tub of Lurpak.. Gone are the days of the complimentary Ouzo etc from days gone by.Corfu is definately the most expensive of Ionian islands with a pint of Mythos costing 2.50 - 3.00 Euro

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  • Spianada - Part of their daily routine.

    Finally on the upper side of the Spianada (Esplanade) stands a memorial to the British Lord High Commissioner Sir Thomas Maitland built in 1816 in the shape of a circular building with Ionian columns. It's also known for the 'cistern', because it covers the opening of an old water reservoir. At this side of the square some of the fine old mansions...

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  • Spianada - The Liston

    The arcades of the Liston (an impressive building complex northwest of the central square Spianada (Esplanade) were designed by a Frenchman, Mathieu de Lesseps, who built it in 1807. The name Liston comes from the Venetian practice of having a list of noble families in the Libro d'Oro (Golden Book), only those on this list were allowed to promenade...

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Kerkyra What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Mozzi safeguard

    Not too much,else you won't have any room for souvenirs! Strong cases in case of damage when the greeks throw them around.Hand luggage which is user friendly is a must for those extras i.e. change of clothing if the luggage gets lost, which does not happen often unless there are a lot of flights going out/coming back at the same time. Lots of...

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  • Packing List

    For summer : just light clothes because it can be hot, about 35 degrees or more. And ofcourse your swimming suits. Don't forget your sunmilk and something against mosquito's. Otherwise I see no problems. The pharmacies in Corfu are open during shops operation hours. In each region there are pharmacies that remain open in a 24hour basis. The...

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Kerkyra Off The Beaten Path

  • Amerigo Vespucci

    On one of our sailing visits, we were lucky to spot the impressive Amerigo Vespucci, the famous school sailing ship from the Marina militare (Italian Navy). It was built in 1930 as a school ship for Navy officers. It has three masts and 26 square sails (2,800 square meters). The main mast is 54 m tallIt often participates in sailing parades and...

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  • Ancient road sign

    This one was also shot several years ago and again, I feel that standard road signs that are not funny at all have replaced those handmade road signs! Anyway, there are no horses drawing neither carriages not cabs anymore in Kerkyra!

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  • Old Alleyways

    Unfortunately, we arrived on a Sunday and almost everthing was closed. However, that didnt stop us from exploring the local area. On our way to the Old Town, we got somewhat detoured and ended up wandering across some alleyways and a run down area of town.It is in my opinion best to take everything in no matter what location you are at, and this...

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Kerkyra Sports & Outdoors

  • "CORFU GOLF CLUB"!

    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!

    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"...

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  • Hiking - Imposing town houses and...

    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...

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Kerkyra Favorites

  • Hellenic Lager

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. At Corfu (maybe the entire country of Greece) it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway,...

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  • wow!

    The sunsets are really something here! Just sit back and enjoy. This is how we would see it from our appartment! See another nice sunset in my Sunset-Travelogue.

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  • TOWN SHOPS

    The main "CBD" area of Corfu Town has very much an English Colonial feel about it - this can be explained by the history of the island. There are heaps of great cafes and restaurants ranging considerably in price. The achitecture ranges from magnificant collonades to narrow paths and crubling buildings. Foe people who know my pages, you will know I...

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