The Lens: A day in Corfu Town

The Lens: Capturing a place with 3 photos

We only had a day in Corfu Town and to be honest we were not expecting much. We envisaged Corfu as a typical bucket and spade holiday destination. How wrong we were. Corfu town is a beautiful ancient town with a rich history. Some of its past inhabitants include; Byzantines, Venetians, French, Russians and the British. All have left their mark on the town.

If you only have a day we suggest you walk around the old town. It is full of narrow cobbled streets that are full of boutiques, restaurants and bars. Even though the town is popular with tourists, this is not a museum, locals still live and work here. Don’t be surprised if you walk past old ladies in black mourning dresses.

A day in Corfu Town

One of the first things we noticed were the wonderful buildings Corfu town has. It felt like each colonial power left its signature building style on the town. Keep an eye out for the church of Agios Spyridon, a 15th century church that has a beautiful interior.

A day in Corfu Town

We love walking the streets of a new town or city and Corfu was no exception. With many narrow side streets leading off to who knows where, Corfu is a great place to slowly meander. The town has many shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants, so everyone in your party should be catered for.

A day in Corfu Town

Near the end of our walk we found our way down to the harbour. This was not planned as we were walking aimlessly. Seeing the clarity of the water made us want to cool down and jump in. Sadly we did not have our swimsuits so we had to cool down by having an ice-cold beer instead. Oh how we suffered.

Have you been to Corfu town? What did you think of it?

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia is a an avid traveller and blogger. When he is not travelling he likes to spend his free time reading, going to festivals and sitting down enjoying a nice glass of red! If you would like to reach him send him an e-mail to [email protected]

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    • Stephen Munro says

      White? or Green crickets? Sounds colorful. Now the time is available, the money is not. But will be next year. Hope to witness the beautiful colors then. Stephen.

  1. Lisa Vlahos says

    When I met my husband, I never really realized I was fallen in Love with his country as well. Beautiful Corfu is home for us. We enjoy our time there. Love your photos and enjoyed so much.


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