View of table and chairs in a restaurant or taverna at Agios Stephanos on the north east coast of Greek Island of Corfu. This bay is popular as a safe anchorage for yachts and local food and hospitality.
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Fishing nets drying and being repaired at Agios (Saint) Stephanos ,on the Greek Island of Corfu. Local houses or restaurant look out onto tranquil bay. This village provides a safe anchorage for yachts and attractive place for evening dining and Greek hospitality.
Viewed from the sea, the town on the Island of Corfu in Greece. Shows very old Architecture with buildings facing out to sea. A small restaurant is also located just above sea level on a rocky promontory.
Viewed from Corfu Town, Garitsa bay with a small marina and wide sweeping bay of attractive blue sea with headland beyond. Popular walking area along the promenade and around the bay with small tavernas or cafes and buildings and trees.
Island of Corfu, from the town a wide sweeping bay named Garitsa that is used by local boats and International Yachts for anchorage near the Old Fort and also a popular walking area to areas such as Mon Repos and Kanoni.
A traditional Greek Caique or fishing boat having left Corfu Town on the Island of Corfu heading to sea for an evenings work. The boat forms a silhouette during the early evening light and on a sea full of reflections and a backdrop of distant land.
Old fortress and Corfu town viewed from new fortress. Close proximity of buildings with narrow streets and architecture sunny for most of the year. In the far distance the high fortifications of the old fort is draped a political message relating to national economics and policy.
Front view of a section of the very ancient Venetian secure boat yard at Gouvia, Greek Island of Corfu. Although fenced-off there are no signs of restoration or protection against the elements or further damage.
Corfu Town buildings viewed from the Venetian new fort showing the historic amongst the urban Architecture. The town is largely unspoiled by new buildings and ancient buildings are to be found for interested visitors.
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Mon Repos palace and view out to sea, interesting place to visit with gardens, woods, secluded beach, ancient monuments and local museum. This is an understatement as it was also the home of Greek Royalty and discovered and undiscovered temples and ancient history.
View of yachts and marina at the bay of Gouvia, near Corfu Town, Greek Island of Corfu. Popular location for sailing in the Ionian on the Corfu east coast and parts of Albania coastline that lies opposite.
Image of rear of three story dwelling in Corfu Town, showing window shutters and a balcony. Some urban decay is evident and exposed brickwork. Possibly damaged during second world war, this is apparently also the Jewish quarter of the town and close to the new venetian fort. A small Jewish junior school is still active and located in a section of the fort building.The area was also popular for local crafts and trades and lacework.
View from the sea of the new fort at Corfu Town, Island of Corfu, Greece. This fort is more set back and beyond the Jewish quarter and now also houses a school. The top levels of this fort provide extensive views.
View from the sea of the Old Fort at Corfu Town on the Island of Corfu in Greece. Also called Kerkira, this fort was replaced by a new fort more set back. During the occupation by the British orders were to destroy much of the old fort and the armaments there.
The canal dividing the Old Fort from the Town at the Greek Island of Corfu. The old fort being a former Venetian stronghold and the canal a safe haven or anchorage for local and visiting boats. Larger ships would anchor-off in the adjacent Garitsa bay.
A person walking casually along the pavement and sea wall in Garitsa, Corfu Town on the Greek Island of Corfu. Image shows the bay and Old Fortifications originally provided by the Venetions in ancient times.
Public outside bar with view of beach and sea at Gouvia, Greek Island of Corfu. Gouvia is located just around east coast from Corfu Town. Popular holiday location. This bar has a good location and is also by a restaurant and hotel.
Narrow back street in Corfu Town, Greek Island of Corfu. Local people are shopping or going about their daily routine. The buildings are high and the streets narrow that allow for cooler atmosphere and in Venetian times a greater amount of properties.
Narrow street scene in Corfu Town, a place to visit especially early season. Image shows street side restaurant , high local buildings and ancient paving. It also represents perhaps a Greek view of,"if it isn't broken, or less than 300 years old, why try to fix it".
Image looking down from camera of steps and narrow street at the rear of Corfu Town and leading down from the new venetian fort area back to town. This area is both cool and tranquil and has a special atmosphere.
One of many large frescoes to be discovered in Greece. This fresco is a conventional religious painting and can be found at a small chapel within the grounds of Mon Repos in Garitsa, Corfu. Unfortunately these relics are being allowed to possibly deteriorate open to the weather and elements.
Rear view of several multi-story dwellings or apartments in Corfu Town. Image also shows urbane washing lines and shared town square area. This loaction is near the new Venetian fort on the Greek Island of Corfu.
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Corfu Town and activity at the Liston Building adjacent the esplanade. This location can avail the interested visitor with fine food, drinks, social interaction and ideal people watching opportunity. Architecture and location creates a sense of fun and prestige and is probably a special international place.
Image of Liston Building, cool paving and distant people. Located in central "sea facing" area of Corfu Town, adjacent "the esplanade cricket pitch",is the first place for casual drinks, refreshment and light food.
Image of the Liston building in Corfu Town center, with waiters carrying trays of food and drink to the many visitors. The food and drink are typically Greek and the backdrop to the Liston are the former cricket playing field, a British invention. Further away is the Esplanade and Palace, now a museum.
This is a both historic and beautiful place. Justifiably popular with the locals and the tourists. There is an air of sophistication here and people tend to promenade as well as eat and drink. A social center and a cultural center and a family center, a return place where you gauge your success and age or romantic moment.