Kerkyra – Old Corfu

Corfu is the British name given when it was a protectorate in the 1800s… they “let” the Ionian Islands join Greece in the mid 19th c. Kerkyra is the local name, and where my flight came in.

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The Old Town has such narrow streets that no motor traffic is allowed. Foot traffic only. Which means literally lots of foot traffic for all the tourist shops.
I did go to St. Spyridon Church… beautiful icons, creepy story about the relics of the saint. I lit a candle  & said a prayer for the Greek economy  (although admittedly my USD buying power in euros spent in Greece is certainly in my favor).

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The esplanade area was lovely, and at parking was relatively easy to find (again, the very start of tourist season…I hate to think of crowds in July).

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The old fortress area was fun to explore. I was puzzled at the Grecian columned St. George Church until learning it had been built by the Brits in 1840 (so icons had St. George & his dragon instead of usual Greek Orthodox saints!)

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