Kerkyra Travel Blog› entry 8 of 14 › view all entries
Our introduction to Corfu Town is good... Parking is rough, traffic is a little chaotic, but it's all good. I find a place to leave the car by the New Fortress. You need to pay to leave your car parked along the road there and to do so you have to find someone selling tickets - they mark the hour and minute until which you have paid and you leave the ticket in the car on the dash... No problem.
I paid for a few hours and off we went - past an open-air market next to the fortress - pretty stinky in the hot sun - we looked around a little and then headed for the New Fortress which I wanted to visit. I wish I could type some Greek letters - in Greek it's called Neo Frourio - and is a huge complex of fortifications that dominate the north-eastern part of the city.
After the Fortress, we headed toward the center of town, passed by some churches and through streets bustling with people and lots of shops. It's a pleasant place to walk around. We found a great café with really friendly people to have something to drink. It was just a small little bar on a street corner, but the atmosphere was great, there were some men playing cards and having a drink, old political posters and photos on the walls and a lot of lively conversation going on.
After Corfu Town we drove all over the place again visiting several picturesque towns and a few beaches.