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.
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.
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.
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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