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Mandraki Corfu

Corfu lies between the heel of Italy and the western coast of mainland Greece in the Ionian Sea, a green mountainous island described by Laurence Durrell as having a ‘delectable landscape’. It is thought to have been the model for Miranda and Prospero’s exile in The Tempest. Corfu Town had a lot of money spent on it when it hosted the EU summit in 1994 and the capital remains elegant and attracts a large number of visitors in summer. 

The historic centre of town is enclosed by the Old Port and two massive forts, Paleo Frourio and Neo Frourio. The cellars, dungeons and battlements of the latter are worth a visit and there are wonderful views out over the bay from the summit. The tall, narrow alleys of the old town contain some of Corfu’s most beautiful architecture as well as what remains of the old Jewish quarter.

The Liston, an arcaded street built during the French occupation, and the green esplanade that it overlooks are the focus of town life.  Sights worth checking out include the Palace of Saints Michael and George, on the northern side of the Spianada square, built as a residence for the British High Commissioner and later used as a palace by the Greek monarchy.

The Byzantine museum has a fine collection of icons and the Archaeological Museum is the best in the region. The church of Ayios Spyridhon, the maroon-domed campanile of which dominates the town, contains the silver-encrusted coffin of the island’s patron saint – Spyros for short.    Sightseeing can be an exhausting business, and after all that culture-vulturing you’ll be in need of sustenance.

Corfu Town offers plenty of choices, so whether you’re in the mood for seafood, fine dining or something more casual you’ll find something to suit.  And Corfu Town’s legendary nightlife is not to be missed either – the disco strip lies a couple of kilometres north of town, past the new Port, and it really gets going after midnight.

 

Mooring:

  • Corfu Town harbour provides two possibilities for mooring, either in the New Harbour west of the breakwater, or in the Old Harbour of Corfu/Kerkira to the east for the best shelter from NW winds.  
  • The Old harbour provides excellent shelter in all weathers; the problem is finding a place among the fishing and tripper boats. Berths for visitors are those behind the windward mole, alongside, two and three deep.
  • Anchoring is not advised since lines often get tangled with those of other boats anchored facing the shore.

To Do:

  • Sightseeing
  • Visit museums and churches
  • Wander through the old town to Faliraki and the Spianada

Facilities:

  • Water
  • Fuel
  • Shops