Corfu Greece is a great port of call on smaller luxury cruises in the Mediterranean. It is perfect for travelers looking to relax; how you spend your time depends on how you choose to de-stress. Head to Corfu Town on the eastern coast and explore historical attractions, such as the Church of Agios Spiridon and the Archaeological Museum. If you’re hoping to catch some rays on a serene beach, head north to one of the smaller towns, such as Agios Stefanos, where the atmosphere is peaceful and watersports abound.
Glyfada Beach is located approximately 10 miles west of Corfu Town. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars in the area for those looking to spend some time here.
At one point in time, all of the residents lived inside the walls of the Palaio Frourio, or Old Fortress. Built in the 16th century by Venetians, Palaio Frourio lies at the eastern end of Corfu Town, separated by a moat.
The Church of Spyridon
This church is named for the patron saint of Corfu, St. Spyridon, who is said to have saved the island on more than one occasion. In fact, a large segment of the male population is named “Spyros” in his honor. His remains lie in a silver coffin within the church. Be sure to snap pictures of the building’s interesting bell tower and beautiful red dome.