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Corfu - Corfu Town - b.s. photo

“Corfu was pretty dirty, with piles of trash everywhere. This is ‘thanks’ to their decision to close the old waste processing plant, while the new one is incapable of processing the huge amounts of garbage. I think it would be worth taking a boat trip to Paxi or Antipaxos to see the lagoons! They’re gorgeous!! (Christina, 2018)

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We were captivated by the kindness and directness of the locals. All the fishermen speak English, and everything is centered around tourism. BUT! The state of the houses and communities around the island, far from being an attraction, is rather a source of shame. Along the coast it’s all about tourism, but in the island’s interior they seem to live from what one family member in the tourist industry earns. Prices are very high – milk, bread, meat… all horrendously expensive. We’d suggest it’s worth at least paying for half-board at your accommodation.
AND another thing to consider is the time, as in ‘what time is it?’ So far as we can tourists could see, the islanders either don’t have a watch, or aren’t remotely interested in what it shows. Whatever it is, they’re never in a hurry. from the food they bring out in restaurants to the item which was supposed to arrive at reception at noon, but actually gets there at half past one… Time means nothing on Corfu, and nobody pays any attention to its passing. (Nicolette, 2017)

Practicals

Transport

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Corfu -secondary road

Food

A three-course meal for 2 People in a mid-range restaurant costs about
30 Euro (in 2020)

“Large supermarkets can be found only in the big cities, but even little convenience stores sell everything you need for a simple breakfast or dinner. While back home every village has a butcher’s shop, here you can only get frozen meat and fish, though it’s true that when it comes to the latter, the variety on offer is considerable. Fresh fish can be bought in the larger towns.

It’s worth going to a fish market at least once – they sell fresh fish, shellfish, calamari and squid. If you want to specify one among the huge number of fish on offer, it doesn’t hurt to have your online translation software handy.
My personal favorite is the grilled tsipura, or sea bream, which has very tender meat, and the bones are relatively soft and infrequent. You don’t need a lot of herbs, just salt and crushed garlic to taste, and it’s already a perfectly good dinner, though some prefer it stuffed with oregano, bay leaves or fresh lemon.” (2018)


Corfu - meal - j.h. photo

Corfu - plate - c.s. photo

Corfu Town - meal prices - h.z. photo

Corfu - Old Perithia - one of the 4 local tavernas - v.g. photo

Shopping

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Corfu - fresh fish and seafood in a market - s.a. photo

Public safety

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Corfu - police car

Others

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Korfu - wedding ceremony site - s.a. photo

Background

Destination in brief

Size: 611 km2 (236 sq mi)

Population (in 2020): 39,330 - in an average July the island receives about 330,000 visitors


Geography

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Corfu - Paleoksatritsa - Limestone sea grottoes and caves - v.g. photo

Corfu - one of the many olive tree forests - v.g. photo

History

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Corfu - Old Perithia - ghost town - v.g. photo

Nowadays

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Corfu Town - fishing boats - h.z. photo

People

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Corfu - a Greek Orthodox priest after shopping - s.a. photo

Attractions

Corfu Town

Corfu - Kerkyra - Panaghia Spiliotissa Metropolitan Church - p.t. photo

Corfu Town - seafront - v.g. photo

Corfu Town - arcades - v.g. photo

Corfu Town - h.z. photo

Corfu Town - v.g. photo

Corfu Town - v.g. photo

Beaches

Corfu - Kalami Beach - v.g. photo

Corfu - Halikounas beach on the southern coast - v.g. photo

 Paleokastritsa

Corfu - Paleokastritsa - prefer to see from a boat - v.g. photo

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