Walking around Corfu Old Town

My walk around Corfu Town got off to a rather shaky start. I took the coach from our hotel the Mayor Capo Di Corfu, which was located in south east of the island.

As I’d been told by one of hotel receptionists that the coach left from a different location (the Green Line coach station) to the town centre drop off point, I thought that I’d better stay on until the coach reached the the coach station to ensure that I knew where the coach station was located.

I was impressed by the modern coach station, which had clean, free toilets, plenty of seating and electrical sockets to charge you mobile phone or laptop.

I was incredulous that there wasn’t a proper pavement for the 15 minute walk back into the town centre. Where a pavement did exist, it was narrow and uneven. Im some stretches, there was no pavement and you had to walk along the side of rather busy road.

As the battery of my mobile phone seemed to be on the way out, I decided not to use Google Maps, but to navigate from my paper map. That was an error as I got lost.

The first place of interest which I stumbled upon was the Holy Monastery of Platitera.

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At that stage, I thought that I’d better turn on my mobile phone to get directions to the Old Port.

From the monastery, it took me around 15 minutes to reach the Old Port. One end of the New Fortress stretches to near the Old Port

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In the garden below. there’s a sculpture.

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By the time I reached the Old Port, I was feeling rather hot and bothered. I reckoned that I’d walked a couple of miles, and it was a warm day. I found a seat in the shade, which I quickly vacated as some old Greek guy started to chat me up.

I could see Ptichia Island from the Old Port.

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From the Old Port, I could see up to the New Port, where a large cruise ship was docked.

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Next, I climbed up some steps to keep walking around the waterfront.

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The Museum of Asian Art was very grand.

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The Municipal Gallery was located behind the Museum of Asian Art.

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The Old Fort looked impressive from a distance.

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You have to cross a bridge to reach the Old Fort.

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In the gardens close to the entrance to the Old Fort, there were several sculptures.

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I then started to head back to the town centre. There were lots of pretty cobbled streets full of flowers and foliage.

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The Town Hall was sparkling in the sun.

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Town Hall Square is home to several restaurants

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I managed to get lost again on my way back to the coach station.

I thought that Corfu Town was very beautiful. If you’re on holiday on the island. I recommend a day trip to Corfu Town. But you might be better to get there by public transport, as it looked difficult to find a parking space.