The town is wonderful indeed. Set on the shore, surrounding the port and overlooked by two forts (an old Venetian one and a new one). The streets are narrow (like in Italy), the houses are old and very nice.
There are fancy shops and boutiques everywhere, selling all kinds of stuff for affordable prices (you can always negociate).
Don't miss the Church of Saint Spiridon, where you can also see the relics of this famous saint.
AGHIOS GORDIS=Ipressive bay with nice sandy beach and a divng center;
KORISSION LAKE/LAGOON= Wonderful landscape with a mix of water and sandy dunes.It's the best palce for a moltitude of birds (126 different types);
VITALADES: Deserted and large beach with sand and dunes. There are some good tavernas by the beach.
KAVOS= avoid this place if you hate caos and crowded towns. It is full of pubs, you can play football in the streets and win a bottle of wine, you can jump on drunk people's bodies in the street...in one word awful...but someone (most of all British guys) seems to appreciate it!
MESSONGHI= Calm and warm seawater, rocky and sandy beaches;
BENITSES= Very touristic place, generous nature (lemon, olive, orange trees and typical mediterranean vegetation) and grevel beaches.
PELEKAS= It's a nice and typical village on the hill over Glyfada. It was famous in the '60/'70 for the hippies (flowers children) that took Pelekas as their cove in the island. Still nowadays a reminiscence of those year is in the air thank to some of "alternative" shops and to some eclectic pubs like Zanzibar. Pelekas is far from tourisitc road and it's preferred by indipendent or bagpackers travellers.
KAISER THRONE= From Pelekas you can reach this towerf from which you can have one of the best view of the Island on both east and west side. You can admire one of the best sunset (the best is in Peroulades, see "On the Beaten part"tips) of Kerkyra.
MYRTIOTISSA= according to me it's the most beautiful beach of the island. it's reachable on foot through a footstep, it's divided in two parts by a big rock, one of this is dedicated to nudist people and it was my favourite part beacuse less crowded than the other.
It has reddish sand with some rocks scattered in all the beach. The seawater is light green, very clean and crystal clear. On the beach there are some beach-bar that sell sandwiches, Ice-cream, cold drinks and the local Yogurt with honey!!! the only problem is that the red sand is very hot, much more than gold one!!!
GLYFADA: large and famous beach, very crowded, ideal for water sports, most of all for surfing;
KONTOGIALOS(or PELEKASLONG) and GIALISKARI= nice sandy beaches, in the night you can find many young people dancing , singing and playing guitar around a nice bonfire...
AGHIOS GEORGIOS PAGOS= beautiful bay with sandy beach, but the seawater is dirty.However you can practise some water sports;
PALEOKASTRITSA= the pearl of the island. It's composed by two peninsulas and 6 bays with cold but crystal clear seawater. You can practise snorkeling or scuba diving or if you want to relax you can take a taxy boat from Liapades for one of the beautiful beaches not reachable on foot. The beaches are both sandy and rocky. The most impressive one is Paradise beach that you can reach only by taxy boat.
MONI PANTOKRATOR= The highest peak of Kerkyra Island, often is surrounded by clouds but it's a good thing as it take the cloudes far from the coast.
AGHIOS SPYRIDON= by this village you can visit Antiniotissa lagoon;
RODA & ACHARAVI: touristic and ugly resort;
SIDARI= Famous touristic location, very crowded in August, but interesting for its strange rocks , for the mood that you can take directly from them and use to soften your body bust mostly for the Canal d'Amour...if you go through it swimming with your boyfriend or girlfriend, your love will last forever and if you are single you will find soon the person of your dreams.
BARBATI: beach with white pebbles and olive trees around it, crystal clear seawater;
KALAMI & KOULOURA: beautiful beaches with white pebbles and crystal clear seawater;
KASSIOPI: Village with beautiful bays around, a nice little harbour and a quite lively nightlife. Northerly you will find a wonderful beach with white,little pebbles and particular rocky formations where the seawater is turquoise and crystal clear.(see the photo)
Kerkyra Island is quite large and long and if you want to discover the most beautiful villages, its generous nature and all its nice beaches you will need almost one week, better if you have 2 weeks...I will take you in an imaginary tour of the island starting from Kerkyra town going northeasterly and then northwesterly and ending with the South.
GOUVIA: a nice and lively fishermen village with a discreet nightlife;
DASSIA & IPSOS: ugly and crowded touristic town by the sea but with a lively nightlife (pubs, discos, tavernas). Indicated for nautic sports.
...to be continued...
Kerkyra town deserve almost one day visit. It's a beautiful town but doesn't look liek the typical Greek villages with white and blue houses and little churches...it looks like Naples or Procida...It has coloured buildings and it's a mix of French, British and Venetian architechture even if in the narrow street you can find typical tavernas that remind you that you are in Greece.
Agios Spyridon Church is one of the things that you can not miss in Kerkyra (see the photo).
Rent a boat, bring onboard some 'drinks', throw them off the bow and dive in after them. YOu can find many caves/etc to swim into and have some fun. Just be careful.
Will post more info on this when i get it.
Corfu is not only sun and beaches, the island is rather big and has some small mountains. All those little towns in the north part of the island are worth a visit and are rather different from those in the coast.
Once part of the local Fortress, this big grass extension is a local meeting point, a place to see and be seen, mostly in the evenings, and has a nice arcade with terraces where you can have a coffee and watch people go by.
Some days there are local cricket matches at the green.
The capital town is undoubtly one of the main highlights in the island. It will probably be the place you arrive to and is a good basecamp to visit all the island, due to its good bus connections.
But is also one of the more charming places in the island and deserves 2 or 3 days to wander around its narrow old srteets, visit its many churches and museums and enjoy the lively evenings in the popular "Spianada".
The museum in the old government building in Corfu town has a wonderful collection of oriental artefacts, which are very nicely displayed,
the museum is also air conditioned, making it a comfortable place to visit on a hot day
Visit the lovely monastary here, but please remember to dress modestly. You will be able to wander around and see the beautiful little chapel. The monastary is built on the top of a cliff and the views are amazing.
The monastary closes for two hours at 1pm
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