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Corfu holiday

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Corfu holiday

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Sep 8, 2003
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Corfu, Kerkyra



Korfu in summer 2003 - Looking back at our trip to the island of Corfu I mainly remember one thing: Olives. The whole island is laced with olive trees. Many of them are quite old as can be seen on this foto:

Olive trees

Maybe this is the reason why Corfu is always green, even in the hot summer time. The island is beautiful. And there are many places worth visiting, particularly the island capital Kerkyra which we visited several times during our two weeks of holidays.

I should also mention the summer residence of the Austrian empress Elisabeth, also known as Sissi. The residence is called Achillion because Sissi was a fan of Achilles, the greek hero. The house and surroundings are in good shape.

And in the garden visitors have a great view at Kerkyra.
Finally, we made two trips to the north and the south of the small island. We conquered the northern half using a rented jeep. (The track recording is included in this file.) For the southern part we took the normally scheduled public-transit bus. (Travelling by bus is the cheapest way to move.)

Riding bicycle on Corfu:  During our travel preparation we planned to perfom a bicycle tour across the island. Some people say that this is possible. But we quickly discovered two reasons which prevented us from this adventure: 1.) It was much too warm for considerable physical efforts. 2.) Bicycle lanes seem to be unknown here. And the car drivers are not really amicable (politely expressed).

Altogether, Corfu is not cheap but worth a visit for a couple of weeks.

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Tracks & Routes

Nome Descrizione Distanza Dislivello salita Dislivello discesa  
NordKorfu Due to the limited storage of the GPS device we only recorded the return journey in the afternoon. In the morning we just followed the coast line and enjoyed some geat views. 64 Km 0 m 0 m
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POIs (Points of Interest)

Picture Description Coordinates Elevation Icon

ACHILL Lat: 39.561960 Lon: 19.903760 0 m
<p> The Achilleion was the summer residence of the Austrian empress Elisabeth, also called "Sissi". This waypoint marks the entrance to the palace.</p> <p> View from outside:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_170524AA.JPG')" title="Achilleon"><img src="/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_170524AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> Terrace in the garden:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_172928AA.JPG')" title="Terrace with statues"><img src="/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_172928AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> The facility is well cultivated. From the garden, visitors have a great view at the old and the new fort in Kerkyra:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_173756AA.JPG')" title="Kerkyra"><img src="/ACHILL/Korfu_2003_0909_173756AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p>

AUSSI1 Lat: 39.747300 Lon: 19.758370 0 m

AUSSI2 Lat: 39.705870 Lon: 19.753270 0 m
<p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_160032AA.JPG')" title="Lookout"><img src="/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_160032AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_160224AA.JPG')" title="Lookout"><img src="/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_160224AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p>

AUSSI3 Lat: 39.554990 Lon: 19.912190 0 m

BENITS Lat: 39.542180 Lon: 19.914390 0 m
<p> Benitses is a former fishermens village. It is mainly frequented by british tourists.</p>

BUSSTP Lat: 39.421150 Lon: 20.078890 0 m

KERKYRA Lat: 39.623710 Lon: 19.924050 0 m
YRA/Korfu_2003_0907_134820AA.JPG')" title="Typical alley"><img src="/KERKYRA/Korfu_2003_0907_134820AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a> Typical alley in Kerkyra.</p> <p> You should also visit the old fortress. The Michaels church within the fortress looks like an ancient temple.</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/KERKYRA/Korfu_2003_0910_171716AA.JPG')" title="St. Michaels church"><img src="/KERKYRA/Korfu_2003_0910_171716AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/KERKYRA/Korfu_2003_0910_175212AA.JPG')" title="Militäry buildings"><img src="/KERKYRA/Korfu_2003_0910_175212AAThumb.jpg" /></a> Militäry buildings of britain times within the old fortress.</p>

FORT Lat: 39.624590 Lon: 19.917500 0 m
<p> The new fortress is rather ugly. But the real good thing is a lookout platform where we took the following fotographs.</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_105418AA.JPG')" title="New Fort"><img src="/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_105418AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a> The new fortress from outside.</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_120646AA.JPG')" title="Roofs"><img src="/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_120646AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a> Look at the roofs of Kerkyra.</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_123452AA.JPG')" title="Harbour"><img src="/FORT/Korfu_2003_0904_123452AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a> The harbour of Kerkyra.</p>

HOTEL Lat: 39.508250 Lon: 19.922470 0 m
<p> Entrance of the Marbella Corfu in Agios Ioannis.</p>

KASSIO Lat: 39.790310 Lon: 19.922330 0 m

KHOROE Lat: 39.720850 Lon: 19.745680 0 m
<p> At this place there is a great view:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_154451AA.JPG')" title="Corfu"><img src="/Track/Korfu_2003_0909_154451AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p>

KLOSTR Lat: 39.429870 Lon: 20.066790 0 m
<p> The convent Panagia Kiras ton Angelon at the northern boundary of Lefkimi. (Founded in 1696)</p> <p> Entrance:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_162416AA.JPG')" title="In front of the convent"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_162416AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> Courtyard:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_162642AA.JPG')" title="Courtyard"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_162642AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p>

LEFKIM Lat: 39.421480 Lon: 20.061830 0 m
<p> Bus trip to Lefkimi at the southern end of the island</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_133156AA.JPG')" title="Street in Lefkimi"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_133156AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> Boats on the river Chimaros:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_141354AA.JPG')" title="River Chimaros"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_141354AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> Village life in the afternoon;-)</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_171650AA.JPG')" title="Village peaople"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_171650AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p> <p> Near Lefkimi we discovered this lusty Olive grove:</p> <p> <a href="javascript:displayPhoto('/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_163042AA.JPG')" title="Olive grove"><img src="/LEFKIMI/Korfu_2003_0911_163042AA_Thumb.jpg" /></a></p>