Monday, September 4, 2017

Once again on a Greek island: Corfu

 The first part of July was the beautiful island of Corfu, which may well be the prettiest of the Greek isles. The island boasts of Venetian, Byzantine and Greek ancestry, with monuments from each part casually strewn around in an eclectic mixture.

Here is the monastery Vlacherna, favourite of all post cards and fridge magnets, in the middle of the turquoise bay, with aeroplanes taking off behind it at all times of the day.

The older part of the town lies in between two Venetian forts, the new fort and the old fort.  Winding medieval  streets, and a grand esplanade complete the picture, with numerous sun burnt tourists flocking (and  gawking) everywhere. By the way, there's probably no place where the locals are more kind to tourists, than here.

The Mon Repos palace reposes on top of the Analipsis  hill  of Kanoni, in the middle of a magnificent park, and opposite less than magnificent, but undoubtedly ancient, Greek ruins. It is a beautiful colonial building, and happens to be the birthplace of the Duke  of Edinburgh.

There was much to see, and not enough time. However, this is not the first time this blog has been to Corfu. Readers  in pursuit of completeness may kindly pursue the earlier links, in fact, onetwo , three.
May we meet again, Corfu, Αντιο σας.

This blog post is by Neelima Gupte and Sumathi Rao.

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