Corfu, Greece

Monday, May 23rd, we docked in the city of Corfu. Corfu or Kerkyra, a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea, of the Ionian Islands and, including its small satellite islands, forms the margin of the northwestern frontier of Greece. 

The principal city of the island (pop. 32,095) is also named Corfu (where we docked), home to the Ionian University.

The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology, and is marked by numerous battles and conquests.  Ancient Korkyra.

Corfu carries a rich historic past, with influences from the Venetian, French and English cultures that shaped the island’s unique architecture. Its picturesque town, mansions, palaces and gorgeous beaches make Corfu a top destination in western Greece.

Easy Corfu Island Tour

We took the “Easy Corfu Island Tour“, which was a tour of the Corfu Town area. It took us to the Lazaris Distillery & Artisan Sweets shop where John purchased a small bottle of Kumquat Liqueur & a small bottle of Ouzo.

We then traveled through an older section of town and some Roman Archeological site and saw where Prince Philip was born.

We had a short stop at Café Knoni for a photo op. The platform overlooked the airport, so it was fun to see planes fly in and out of Corfu, plus a magnificent view of the city.

We were then taken to the older section of town where the Old Fortress was located. 

We walked through the Splanada Square and stopped at the Greco Str Restaurant where we had an order of chips (French Fries) and drinks. John had a local beer: Corfu Beer Special Red, it was an ale and John said it was very tasty. I was boring and had a Coke (served with lemon). 

We had a nice relaxing hour before returning to the bus that took us back to the ship. We passed The New Fortress or Fortress of Agios Markos, today considered the most well-preserved fortress complex in Greece.

Docked next to the ship was a sailing yacht called the Maltese Falcon that you will see in a few of the photos. It was quite impressive.

The weather was perfect!

City of Corfu, showing the port and stops we made on our "Easy Corfu Island Tour"
The Fortress of Agios Markos
The Fortress of Agios Markos, Corfu, Greece.
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