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Jul 18, 2014 - Back on the road

"It will seem initially like we're going there by road", jokes our pilot as he welcomes us to the plane, "but it's just that we're a long way from the runway". His comment seems apt given my plans for the next ten days. Seven weeks since I returned from my last trip, and sitting aboard my easyJet flight to Corfu my mind is replaying my time with Air Serbia. I'm not sure why, because it wasn't my most recent flight. Perhaps though my subconscious noticed the stark contrast and decided to bring it to my attention; those planes were a far cry...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Corfu

Old Corfu is known as the city of 2 castles. The Old Fortress built in 1546 and the new fort built by the Venetians in 1577. They are both incredible structures and we are always amazed at how they were built. We climbed up the old one today and the views from the top were magnificent. There is a lovely park right behind the fortress and from there we walked around the old town. A nice day wandering around a beautiful spot.

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Jul 15, 2013 - Dubrovnik and Corfu

Hello from our lunch cafe in Greece! Wifi is a bit expensive on the ship, so we jumped at the free wifi they offered here. Chrissy just had her first Greek salad of the trip and I had a gyro plate. It was all very good. We were in Dubrovnik, Croatia yesterday and had a lot of fun walking around the famous wall and I took a dip in the Adriatic Sea. Today we walked around Old Town Corfu and I tried their famous kumquat liquor. Weather has been on the hot side, but no rain. Starting our journey back to the ship now. Have a good one!

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May 14, 2012 - Corfu

Today we arrived at Corfu. Corfu is quite a large Island, of which we really only saw a small part. Our first stop was a palace, which was nothing compared to Doge Palace, but the views of the ocean were amazing from the water and it had quite a large garden. Corfu has many olive trees, I believe the tour guide said over 3.5 million. They are also the only place in Greece that can grow kumkwats, so they produce them in mass quantity. They almost look like lemons growing on trees, and they are everywhere. They harvest olives on Corfu by...

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Lisa's Travels

Apr 27, 2012 - Kerkira, Greece

April 27 - Kerkira, Greece, on the island of Corfu Corfu is the 2nd largest of the Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. (Albania lies just 3 miles off its northern coast.) It is very green and mountainous with olive trees covering 1/3 of the island. Our bus tour took us to 2 palaces and a viewpoint overlooking the water and a nunnery. Achilleion is a beautiful Habsburg palace tucked into a Greek hillside built for the tragic Austrian Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898). 'Sisi' struggled with courtly life and sought escape from the Vienna grind so...

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Nov 11, 2011 - Day 12 - Corfu, Greece

Corfu is an unusually lush and fertile beautiful Greek Island, located in the Ionian Sea which separates Greece from Italy. The gray-green of the olive tree is everywhere, making olive oil a principal export. The history of corfu and the Ionian group of Islands is very distinct from the rest of Greece. Most of the foreign influences here are British, French, and Venetian. Some of the earliest colonists on Corfu came from wealthy Corinth. Corfu Town is the port of call today and the town center, or Spianada, is easy to reach by shuttle bus....

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Eastern Mediteranean

Oct 2, 2011 - Corfu, Greece

Our stop in Corfu, Greece was a brief one. We got to spend about 5 hours or so exporing the Achilleion Palace and countyside as well as old Corfu town itself. The most famous resident of this beautiful palace was Kaiser Silhelm II of Germany--the architect of WWI! Teh palace if filled with works of art highlighted by the Nice Greek Muses and Achilles Victorious and Achilles Dying--all in the backdrop of beautiful gardens! This looks like a place that you could picture the greek gods themselves living! Awesome! the most interesting thing...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Corfu

Corfu:  WOW!!!  As much as Messina was a let down, Corfu was just the opposite.  what a great place to visit.   This island receives so much rainfall during the rainy season, that it would rival our area.   The guide spoke very good English and for such a short trip - we learned more about Greek mythology than I care to remember.   The waters were beautiful.   They receive one cruise ship a day for about six to seven months of the year.   The others portion of the year they rest, work part time, or receive unemployment.  Strangely...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Corfu

Corfu is our last stop in the Greek isles. They have all been very nice and although different they have such a similar quality that runs through them all. Corfu’s history is quite diverse since it has been occupied by so many. The two peeks (the meaning of Corfu in Greek) made it sought after over the years. They actually have a fortified port and then two forts )one on each side of town Unfortunately, much of the former homes and building were never rebuilt or repairs after the wars and although it leaves a strong reminder of all this...

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Askew summer 2011

Jul 25, 2011 - Corfu

Docked at 8am. Our first port and very very excited to explore Corfu. After our morning exercise routine and spa we left the ship about 10am and caught the shuttle to town. Enjoyed strolling the narrow streets of the old town but the main street of new town was really busy, cars, and buses, scooters all tooting and in a mad rush. Unfortunately this was not a pretty place and rather dirty. The footpaths were crowded and it was very hot so after a Greek coffee and stroll of the old castle we headed back to our beautiful, luxury floating home....

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Jul 7, 2011 - Boat and Greek island life

The next four days were spent gently sailing from island to island. We tended to stay in quiet anchorages at night, visiting towns and harbours for lunches. We recorded our detailed itinerary in our "Ionian Cruising Guide" that we had ordered from Amazon.fr months ago. (We had kept that book hidden though from the kids until we got on the boat.) Shortly after we departed we loaded "I'm on a boat" into the stereo and much hilarity ensued. It kind of set the tone we all felt for the rest of the trip. I think we all said at one point "I can't...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Corfu, Greece

Well last night we took up the invitation to dine at the ships ‘fine dining’ restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff look after us very professionally and were attentive to all our requests. After dinner Bailey went to kids club for a little while to play Bingo. Zoe went back to the room to do her ‘homework’ (Not!), while Melisa & Paul went to the Piano bar for a cocktail before collecting Bailey later in the evening. This morning we had a bit of a sleep in before breakfast. We don’t arrive in Corfu until later in the day. We...

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