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... front was pretty with a grassy area and palm trees on the beach side and a large wetlands area with lakes and lagoons on the inland side. The lake had lots of birds, we could see pelican, smew, small brown ducks ,heron, storks, american coots and what we think was cormorants swimming under the water, fishing, it's incredible how long they can stay under the water for, we followed them with the binoculars for ages and they never seemed to surface. When we returned to ...
We left the ship late and spent some time using the Port's free wifi. We were heading to the bus stop to take a bus into town when we ran into an enterprising taxi driver. He was waiting at the bus stop instead of in the line of taxis looking for €100 fares to tour the island. He offered us a €10 trip to the historic district and the same back. We found ...
Ed wasn’t too happy with this snafu, unlike me. I was happy to see bright lights, people having a good time, and something other than the port area and everything closed. For the 2nd day I tried to get a early start, but really didn’t get out until 10am. The guy at the ship warned me that it was acqua alta, high tides. We’d been informed that the islands flood at high tide, and I could see it from the boat. I ...
We headed out of town to Achilleion Palace, the retreat for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. We had learned about her life when we were in Vienna last year. She built this house in Corfu in late 19th century style and decorated it with Gods of Ancient Greece, primarily Achilles for which the palace is named. We spent a couple of very interesting hours in both the house and the gardens and admiring the spectacular views. Did I mention that ...
We arrived in Corfu in quite heavy rain. We had organized a hire car for €43 which was very reasonable, and decided we would continue on with our plans. We drove to Paleokastritsa Bay which would have been beautiful on a nice day with a very rugged coastline and beaches. There was a monastery that we walked to with raincoats and umbrellas and viewed the inside of the church. Greek churches have flat ceilings and are decorated ...