10 days ago as I was talking with a friend of mine that I wanted to leave the grey weather of Paris and go somewhere else. A few exchange along the words “if you find anything I will go with you” and voila.
That’s how we find ourselves 4 days later, first passing through Brussels we ended up to visit Corfu, Greece for 3 full days.
While I’m not usually a beach person, I must say it was really nice not to run around all day, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Our hostel/hotel was located on the north of Corfu right on the beach of Agios Gordios
Of course it’s a rocky island so there’s a lot of stiff hills or stairs. While it might get pretty tiring under the scorching sun the views are always rewarding, and hey, it’s a good cardio !
On the way to the beach you can find a lot tiny shops, full of souvenirs, beach supplies, restaurants and supermarket. Also a cute pastry café !
The beach is dreamy and the water crystal clear, so even if, like me, you’re a bit scared of the sea (I mean we can’t know what lie deep down there right?!) well you can still fully enjoy because you can see everything, yay.
Obviously the beach is also a great spot to watch the sun set in the horizon.
How gorgeous is this view ? I think watching the sunset and listen to the waves crashing on the sands and rocks is one of the most relaxing thing.
You can find a lot of activities which are offered by most hotel on the coast. Such as Kayak, scuba diving, water sky etc…
But there’s a lot more than only beach related activities. For example, you can go hiking, cycling, horse riding etc. There’s pretty much any kind of activities you want on this island. Also monasteries, Mt Pantokrator (highest spot of the island) Achilleion palace are pretty popular on the island.
For more city life you Corfu Town is what you need, you can find a lot of more well known shops such as Mark&Spencer or Sephora etc…But also a lot of small independent shop selling sunglasses, bag or leather sandals and locals foods or goods.
The stylish restaurant Safran.
The architecture of the city is also typical as on any Greek Islands. Some of the main spots of Corfu Town are ; the port, the new fortress, the old fortress, the Liston and the old town…. We decided to visit the city by circling it, so we could see some shopping venue, the old frotress, the new fortress, the port and the old town. The city is real cute, but be careful because if it’s hot it gets quickly tiring to walk.
We only did the old town, the port, and the old Fortress as the sun was scorching this day it quickly get very tiring to walk around all afternoon.
Remember to always wear sunscreen your skin is precious !
But I can assure you that the view from the top of the old Fortress is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. But I will keep more of it for another post !
Overall Corfu is a destination that can fit pretty much everyone needs -if you don’t mind the heat that it-.
For a few days to laze around like me or has a stop between the visit of others Greek Islands you should visit Corfu !
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