Corfu Port of Call
Parthenon, Athens © GNTO
The second largest of the Ionion Islands and steeped in a rich and fascinating history, the port of Corfu is a popular stop on most Mediterranean cruises. Boasting some of Greece's best beaches, Corfu is also teeming with verdant plant and animal life. Couple that with a captivating cultural history - Corfu having been occupied by the Byzantines, Venetians, French, Russians and British before the Greeks - and you will understand why this is one of the Mediterranean's most attractive ports of call for cruise passengers.
Key attractions in Corfu for travellers to explore include the Ayios Spyridon Church, the Old Fort, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Asian Art, the two tiny islands of Pontikonissi and Vlaherna, Achilleion Palace and the ruins at Paleopolis.
Cruise ships dock right at the New Port with free shuttles operating to the passenger services terminal while others operate shuttle services to and from Corfu Town.
Municipality of Corfu
Tel: +302 661 042 6012
Car rental agencies abound in Corfu and many tourists opt to take a quick taxi ride to the Old Town. Those with a bit more energy can enjoy the 30-minute walk into town. Once in Corfu Town, visitors will have no problems navigating the largely pedestrianised streets and will enjoy the pleasant cobblestone walkways.
Visitors will enjoy exploring the many attractions of Corfu, including the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Asian Art, Achilleion Palace, Aqualand, and Kanoni, a wonderful site where travellers can admire the breathtaking views over the island. Sun worshippers will be in paradise with a plethora of beautiful beaches to relax on and enjoy, such as Mon Repos and Agios Stefanos-Avliotes, while history buffs will love the ruins in Paleopolis.
Rex - a popular family eatery serving a wide variety of Greek fare
Venetian Well - delicious international fare with a Greek twist
Aegli Garden Restaurant - tasty Mediterranean fare at affordable prices
Moussaka and dolmades
Corfu Town is the place to go shopping with the best tourist-orientated stores located in the Old Town. The main shopping street is N. Teotoki and here shoppers will be able to find just about everything and anything, from jewellery, plates and textiles, to sculptures, needlework and ceramics.
Olive oil or kumquat liqueur
Visit Palokastritsa to see the Monastery of the Virgin Mary
Go off-road on a jeep safari
Take Greek cooking lessons
Admire the views from Kanoni
Laze on the sunny beaches, such as Mon Repos
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