A to Z challenge Day 3. C – Corfu town
In our travels around the Greek islands on our yacht Fandancer, one of my favourite places to visit is Corfu town. We have been here many times, it is a handy place for picking up visitors as the anchorage is just ten minutes walk from the airport. Although there are a couple of marinas in Corfu town, we prefer to anchor in Garitsa Bay, under the big fortress. A short dinghy ride ashore will bring you to the green space of the Spiniada, and close by there is a full size cricket pitch where games are occasionally played.
There is so much to see in Corfu town. One of my favourite things to do, is to climb to the top of the ‘new’ fortress’ built in the early 19th century. The views from the top are stunning. Later, you can then just spend your time wandering around the narrow streets of the old town below, where souvenir shops jostle for space with tavernas and churches.
You can find anything you want in the town, from a Greek pastry to high fashion, from the latest mobile phone to a bottle of ouzo. After your shopping, you can walk along the Liston, the beautiful colonnade built in 1807 with its numerous arches and hanging lanterns.
I’ll let my photos speak for themselves…..
Have you ever been to Corfu?