When I think of Corfu I immediately think of sun loungers and beaches, but like most islands if you look a little further than the holiday resorts, you’ll find the hidden gems. I wasn’t expecting to see narrow streets filled with ornate balconies with wonderful wooden shutters. And the more we explored the more I started to fall for it’s old rustic charm.

Narrow cobbled streets in Corfu Town

Balconies in Corfu Town

Balconies in Corfu TownBalconies in Corfu Town

Many of the shops sold tourist gifts, but there were a few more modern shops that guided us through their doors. I fell in love with a green suede pair of heeled boots, only to find on inquiring they didn’t have my size.

Shops in Corfu Town

As we wondered through the streets we came across many street cafes and bars. We stopped for coffee at one of them, which was extremely popular with locals and tourists.

Old buildings in Corfu TownOld buildings in Corfu TownOrnate lamps in Corfu TownCoffee time in Corfu Town

Not far from here we came across a young couple dancing in the street to French twenties inspired music. They didn’t feel out of place in these charming streets.

Dancers dancing to twenties music in Cofru Town

The architecture on the Museum of Asian Art building caught our eye as it stood out against the blue summer sky.

Museum of Asian Art, Corfu Town Museum of Asian Art, Corfu Town Museum of Asian Art, Corfu Town

Just beyond this, there is a look out over the sea with amazing views.

Views over the ocean from Corfu TownViews over the ocean from Corfu TownViews over the ocean from Corfu Town

Wondering back through the cobbled streets, we headed for the Old Port. The old world charm of Corfu Town continued.

Old Port, Corfu Town

Old Port Corfu Town

Looking back onto the town, you can see the New Fortress, which is Venetian and built on the hill of St. Mark.

New Fortress, Corfu Town

New Fortress, Corfu Town

Looking out across the sea once again we were captivated by the amazing views. From the marina to the islands, this provided a very tranquil ending to the day.

Old Port, Corfu Town

Old Port, Corfu Town

Old Port, Corfu Town

Old Port Corfu Town

From cruise ships, to yachts and replica old ships, Corfu Town welcomes every type of visitor.

Cunard Queen Victoria in the Old Port, Corfu Town

Yacht in the Old Prot of Corfu TownOld ship in the Old Port of Corfu Town

I really enjoyed our day exploring Corfu Town, as part of our Mediterranean cruise. It certainly exceeded my expectations.

 Old Port, Corfu Town

 

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