The island of Corfu was one of the bucket list items on my list. The day started out with our ship pulling into port along with 4 other large cruise liners, which would lead to approximately 16,000 cruise passengers hitting this small island along with other tourists arriving by other means. Considering the staggering numbers we faced we actually enjoyed our time here.
We jumped onto the “hop-on hop-off” bus (took 45 minutes to get on) as we had no pre-booked tours. These buses are a great way to get a quick look at a town. 1st hop-off was at the Kanoni Cafe which has stunning views over Kanoni & Mouse Island and the airport below.
Next stop-off was the Old Fortress, originally built in the 6th century AD and has had many modifications made since then. One inclusion was the the little church of St. George, built in 1840 by English (the one in the photos looking like the pantheon). The views from various points around the port are simply stunning. You can even see a “dint” in one of the walls caused by a cannon ball at some stage.
Back to the ship after a fairly exhaustive day walking around the town of Corfu on our 1 day visit.