A Walk Around Corfu Town

Name of walk A Walk Around Corfu Town
Date of walk 2013-06-22

Today we were to visit Corfu Town. We had been to Corfu before when Tom was small and had stayed in the village of Kalami, directly opposite The White House where Lawrence Durrell wrote ‘Prospero’s Cell’. Quite possibly the dullest book I have ever read!

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Approaching Corfu Town.

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Once again we were on foot, unwilling to pay 7 Euros each for just a ride into the old town. Passing the new port.

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The New Fort.

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Looking towards the Old Fort.

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The Palace of Saints Michael and George.

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The Liston.

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The Old Fort. The neo-classical Church of St. George on the right, was built by the British as a garrision church. We would have liked to have gone into the fort but it was far too hot (40C) to be exposed to the sun for any length of time. The disadvantage of arriving in the afternoon!

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We could really do with a cool dip right now!

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A park dedicated to the Durrell's.

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The Spianadha, where cricket is still played.

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Ayios Spiridhon Church. There is no photography allowed inside, so no pix of St. Spiridon's silver sarcophagus.

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We spent most of our time looking around the shops of the old town.

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With occasional stops for a cold drink or two.

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Cathedral of Panagia Spiliotissa (Madonna of the Grotto)......closed in the afternoon.

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It was a long, hot walk back to the ship, but we took a short cut through the town.

Another good day, but still great to return to air conditioning.

Jo.

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