Awaiting Your Return FROM Shore
Located along the western side of
the Greek mainland, Corfu, or Kerkira in Greek, is one of the six Ionian
Islands. Its unique scenery, with gentle green hills and luxuriant southern
flora, makes it one of the most beautiful of all the Greek islands. FROM the
14th through 18th centuries, Corfu was occupied by the Venetians, who
introduced the Roman Catholic religion and established Italian as the
official language. Evidence of this long Italian rule remains, especially in
the architecture. Many of the beautiful buildings of that time have survived
a number of earthquakes and can be seen in Corfu Town.
Shopping. Look for leather goods, jewelry,
ceramics, antiques and olivewood carvings in the many shops in Corfu
Town. If purchasing antiques, be sure to check with the store about
rules concerning the export of such items.
Cuisine. Fresh seafood is always a good choice. Sitting at one
of the sidewalk cafés around Spianada Square and sipping a cold drink or
an espresso makes a nice break FROM sightseeing and shopping.
Corfu Town. The main square, or
Spianada, covers a park-like area between the town and the Citadel.
Explore the narrow streets of the Old Town. See the Town Hall and the
300-year-old Church of Saint Spyrídon.
The Royal Palace and Museum of Asian Art.
On the north side of the Spianada stands the former Royal Palace.
On the upper floor the Museum of Byzantine and East Asian Art offers
The Archaeological Museum. Just before the Corfu Palace Hotel is
this museum of artifacts discovered on Corfu.
The Old Fortress. The impressive 14th-century Venetian structure
is now used as a popular venue for concerts.
Corfu Golf & Country Club. The
Corfu Golf Club has been praised by many as one of the best kept
in Europe. The magnificent greens of Penncross Bent combine with several
lakes and meandering streams to make an attractive picture against a
backdrop of high hills.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You