Greece

Corfu

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  • Day10

    We didn't know if anything would be open on a Sunday, but, thanks to Saint Spyridon, Corfu was full of life today. On the first Sunday in November, the people of Corfu commemorate that one time when everyone was getting cholera and Saint Spyridon chased it away. There are processions throughout the middle of the day, and the shops that would have been closed had all opened for the occasion.

    We did a little shopping, watched some of the processions, and Google maps helped us find an excellent cafe for lunch. Eating souvlaki at an outdoor cafe in Greece, then heading across the street to buy baklava from a little bakery recommended by a local a couple tables away--there's another item to cross off my bucket list.Read more

  • Day6

    We got back to the old town of Corfu at dusk, when most of the shops were closing. We snapped a couple of pictures of the old fortress built by the Venetians in 1546. The church down the road is the Church of St. Spyridon, the patron saint of Corfu. The church was built in 1589. The last picture is a typical street in modern Corfu. Unfortunately the esplanade was too dark to photograph by the time we arrived.Read more

  • Day8

    This is the one Greek island 🇬🇷 that I had visited before, but it was 30 years ago and I only visited Corfu Town where we are now docked on a day trip from the town of Gouvia where our apartment was.
    So consequently I couldn’t remember anything about the town except for the cricket 🏏 pitch which is lined on one side by bars and open-air restaurants.
    We actually found the pitch and it was exactly like my memory of it.
    Just for future reference, the ship was charging $12 return for the shuttle in to the old town.
    Where as we took the local bus 🚌 which is right by the ship's shuttles, and this cost less than $4 return.
    In fact if you are feeling energetic the walk in to the town is only about 20 minutes.
    Once in the old town you are met with the typical small winding streets as in most towns in this part of the world.
    And again like all the places we've visited on this trip the town is interesting and quite beautiful in parts.
    Maybe not as stunning as Santorini, or as pretty as Mykonos, but in a more historic way still beautiful also a lot cheaper with a larger variety of shops than the other two islands.
    To round off the visit to Corfu perfectly, the hotel director Peter suggested we have lunch in a little local taverna that he knows right by the port.
    The meal was fabulous and completely authentic, with not one tourist to be seen.
    On top of that two local fishermen came into the restaurant to sell some of their catch to the owner, who then came out of the kitchen with two freshly caught fish, a grouper or a wild Sea bass both line caught about an hour earlier, we opted for the sea bass, which when served was amazing, as was the rest of the meal, which consisted of the most beautiful local produce perfectly cooked.
    Prawns cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, Greek salad, caviar taramala, fresh bread and calamari.
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  • Day13

    Am Nachmittag sind wir nach Korfu Stadt gefahren.

    Dabei haben wir einen Halt bei meinem Lieblings Einkaufcenter gemacht. Dem Lidl.

    Bei Marks@Spencer schauten wir ob wir was für die kleine Hexe finden. Ja, wir sind fündig geworden. Sonst gab es leider nix gescheites.

    Anschließend sind wir in einem kleinen Süßwarenladen, wo es glutenfreie Backwaren gibt. Dort waren wir bereits letzte Woche und es war sehr lecker. Die Sachen sind zwar nicht billig aber so lecker. Wir haben heute Haselnuss- und Pistazienkrokant, Kokosbällchen und Pflaumen-, Aprikosen-, Feigen- und Dattelbällchen mitgenommen.Read more

  • Day3

    Was soll ich schreiben?
    Wetter doof = Wolken und immer wieder Regen.
    Shuttle Busse kommen wegen Verkehr nicht an.
    Ich muss laufen in die Stadt.
    Birgit ist in Quarantäne und muss heute auf der Kabine bleiben weil sie Durchfall hat.
    Tja....Urlaub halt:)

  • Day10

    In Korfu hatte ich etwas besonders Schönes zu erledigen. In der Altstadt von Korfu-Stadt gibt es ein kleines Schuhgeschäft, oder besser "Sandalen-Geschäft", wo ich seit Jahren meine Sandalen kaufe: Über den Internet-Online-Handel. Nun hatte ich Gelegenheit, vor Ort Sandalen anzuprobieren. Ich fand auch gleich das Modell, das ich wollte, aber die Farbe stimmte nicht. Der sehr freundliche Verkäufer bot an, entsprechende Sandalen für mich anfertigen zu lassen. In einer Stunde seien sie fertig. Um die richtige Größe zu bestimmen, zog ich welche an und lernte, dass bei mir die Sohle Größe 41 und der obere Teil mit den Riemchen Größe 40 sein muss. Darauf wäre ich nie gekommen!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Corfu, Korfu, Corfú, Κέρκυρα, شهر کورفو, Corfou, קורפו, Krf, CFU, Corfù, ケルキラ, 케르키라, Керкира, Крф, Керкіра, 克基拉市

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