The green paradise
On the west of Greece there are the seven Ionian islands. The biggest and
greenest of them is Kerkyra (Corfu for the non-Greek ) which lies between south Albania and Italy.
WHAT TO SEE
The old town:
Wander along the narrow alley ways and old houses, the market and the squares.
The old castle:
A rocky peninsula with a castle which offers a spectacular view.
The church of Saint Spyridon:
Visit the protector Saint of the island. You can see His relics in a silver
The archaeological museum with statues and findings of excavations on the
The Asiatic museum : a collection of rare antiquities unique in Greece.
The palace of Sissy of Austria.
Palaiokastritsa village :
Explore the rocks and caves and visit the old Monastery.
WHERE TO STAY
You can stay at a hotel-there are many cheap and expensive ones all over the
You can rent an appartment, a villa or even stay at a camping. You can also
rent a room in the town or in a village.
Contact the National Tourist Office at : 0661 37520
WHAT TO TRY
Local dishes such as chicken pastitsada, mousakas and sofrito.
Local wine and cakes such as koum-kouat fruit, fogatsa bread, sugar almonds
WHAT TO BUY
Koum-kouat drinks and fruit, almond bars, herbs such as oregano and local
honey, leather shoes and jackets.
There are many international shops such as the Spanish Mango, the Italian
Benetton, the English Marcs and Spencers and a lot of Greek ones. During the sales season (July-August and February), you
can find bargains.
There are buses that connect all villages to town . Bus terminal tel: 0661
You can also rent a car, a motorbike , a bicycle or even a boat. There are
daily ferries to Pireus and Patras as well as to Italy, and direct flights to Athens, Salonica and many destinations abroad.
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