Trips and walking around Corfu.
There are many good trips. The trip to Paliokastritsa is a nice day out. It's
takes a couple of hours and there is plenty to see (and eat) when you get
there. A trip to one of the islands like Ericousa where there is a lovely little
Greek village also whiles away a few hours. They are all good value for
money - but keep an eye on the weather. I would ask a local barman, they always
seem to know when it's going to get windy. Please remember that the sea can
occasionally get a little rough and the boats you will be on are small.
East Coast Cruise about £10
Quote from Steve
We went on the East Coast Cruise which started at Kassiopi and stops at several
villages on the way, Kouloura, Kalami and St. Stefano. Each stop allows you to
have a swim, have a drink / eat in a local taverna or do some sight seeing.
There is also a stop at a small cove where most people swim in the sea and
dive for "champagne" bottles thrown into the water by the crew. My son enjoyed
this part the most. I would recommend this cruise as it allows interesting
places to be visited, there is always something to see and there is swimming
for those that need a bit of activity.
I have had a lot of emails about this 'glass bottomed boat'. It seems a very
good trip. Must try it.
The coach trip to Corfu town is best done in the evening and takes about an
hour. During the day the heat does tend to give Corfu town a unique aroma. The
English built the sewage system during there stay there in the 1800's and
therefore we can only blame ourselves. In the cool of the evening it is no
problem and is definitely a must. The town is big, big enough to take up
several days of exploring but if it is warm in Sidari it will be sweltering in
the town. It really is as you see it in the tourist brochures. At night when the
lights come on it almost seems unreal. I would be careful if you decide to drive
in Corfu town. The roads are very narrow, far better to park near the harbour
as there is usually room.
There is an all island trip, which I have not done, but I have been told it is
very good. It is a lot to see in one day and speaking to others who have
been they have been - let us just say tired.
Walking around Sidari.
Walking can be a pretty tough going during the heat of the day. There are
several nice walks that can be done starting late afternoon - about 5 or 6pm.
The first is to the Corfu end of Sidari. You can either walk along the beach
or along the coast road over the foot bridge. From Sidari beach facing the sea
walk right and keep on going. A gentle strole stopping at the odd taverna should
take about an hour each way. For the fitness freaks about 20 minutes.
The second is to walk to the far end of the beach away from Corfu Town. Turn
right into Melitsa and take one of the roads off to the right. This will take
you up onto the cliffs that you see in the brochures. Over the last few years
there has been a lot of tavernas, bars, pools and apartments built here. Pity.
Also please see -
'The Long Walk'.
'Our Lady on Corfu'.