Yacht Charter Corfu – Architectural Bliss
Yacht charter Corfu
is defined by the traces of different occupation periods. First it was the Venetian period, then the English and the French periods. When you visit here, you’ll find a mélange of historic heritage on every street corner. Situated on the homonymous island, the town of yacht charter Corfu
plays the role of capital city of the prefecture and that of most important city of the island. Apart from being a well-known and appreciated tourist attraction, Corfu is also an important old city that is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to its unique architecture which has deep Italian influences and its long history.
Apparently, the island and implicitly the town are hugely popular among visitors which crowd the bars, the beaches and the streets, not to mention the hotels. But the locals don’t seem to mind, as life goes on in the old town as it has for centuries, with the clothes lines zigzagging between the old buildings in the narrow streets.
One of the reasons Corfu is so popular is its accessibility, the relative ease with which a traveler can arrive here in the Greek resort. Most of the people coming here choose to do so by plane, landing at the Corfu International Airport which is located 2km south of the city. The only downside is that there are no buses to and from the airport, which means you’ll either have to fetch a taxi (take care of scammers) or rent a car. Some of the hotels take care of the transit to town but it’s better to ask in advance.
Ferries that arrive in the new harbor make arriving here by water also possible. From here you can catch sailing trips to and from Italy
(Venice) and other ports in Greece
such as Igoumenitsa and Patra. There’s another harbor, the old port, which is closer to the town center and which serves as a starting point for smaller cruise boats, private yachtsmen and a ferry to the neighboring island of Vidos. The ferry line also services a route from Athens
, taking the passengers on 10 to 11 hour trips.
Undoubtedly, the city is very appealing from an aesthetic point of view since it’s a mixture of architectural styles and civilizations. The most important attractions for holidaymakers are the big arcade-like houses of the Spianada square, the cricket field, the old town with its fortress (from where one can get a lovely view of the Aegean Sea), the churches of Agios Spiridonas and Agios Jason Sossipatros, the many museums scattered around town, the most popular being the Archaeology Museum and the Byzantine Museum.
Walking around town to visit any of the numerous sights, you will definitely be tempted to enter one of the many stores and buy something to remember your trip by. Well, yacht charter Corfu
is full of shops and boutiques that sell an abundance of merchandise. Here are some of the most representative wares for tourists: jewelry, leather goods, olives, handmade needlework, kumquat liquor (a Chinese fruit cultivated here since the 1800s) and, of course, souvenirs in the form of pottery, brass or an assorted array of textiles.
After all that shopping, it would be nice to find a cozy place to eat something. We’d recommend some of the places along the esplanade which have delicious sea food and decent prices. Of course, there are also more luxurious places to dine in the plazas around the old town or hidden on its narrow streets. You should definitely take them into consideration because they serve an intriguing mixture of cuisines that has a lot to do with the varied influences starting with the Italians, French and British and finishing with the Asian.
As night falls, the other part of the city’s population comes to life and there’s plenty for any adventurer to do, regardless if you’re looking for a quiet drink with your friends or a loud night out. For a quieter time, you should consider some of the cafes along the waterfront or some around the old harbor. The flashy discos can be found around the new harbor or even out of town, in the neighboring resort of Gouvia, should you be interested in a wild night to remember.
The best time to in Corfu is during the summer, regardless if you’re with your buddies or just on a vacation with your significant other. The town esplanade becomes a busy point full of noise and light regardless if its night or day. Concerts, exhibits and different vendors fight to get your attention.
Also in summer, yacht charter Corfu
hosts the Ionian Summer Music Academy which features ancient Greek music, a great way for a Yacht Charter novice to delve into the mysterious ways in the ancient Greeks. It’s a series of free concerts so if you have the time, it’s definitely worth making a visit.