TRAVEL // Corfu Travel Diary Pt. 1

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Hello!
As you may have noticed on Instagram, I have just come back from a trip to Corfu with my parents. I had never visited Greece or any Greek islands and it seemed like the right time to go. We hopped on a plane and made our way to the tiny island filled with cats, expensive diet coke and Greek food a plenty.

We arrived at about midday on our first day and decided to use that day to relax and have a little wander around our hotel and surrounding areas. We stayed at the Ariti Grand Hotel, who had the most lovely staff, and beautiful views of Kanoni. Of course, wine was flowing due to the whole 35 degree thing. Our hotel was just 10-15 minutes from Corfu Town on the bus and a 5 minute walk from a beach. Can you talk about convenient?

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There are plenty of places to eat and grab a drink within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. Our favourite was Cafe Royal, who were a part of a boutique hotel. It had beautiful wooden furniture, good music and an amazing view of the runway at the airport. My dad could not keep his phone in his pocket or his eyes away from the sky (if it helps - he is a pilot with a plane who is a little plane mad!)


The next day, feeling a lot better rested, we hopped onto the bus in search of Corfu Town. It was a lot busier than I expected and full of little shops selling cotton clothing, leather goods and not-so-tacky souvenirs. Oh, did I mention they had two Sephora stores? I know, heaven.

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Whilst there isn't any beach in the town, there is plenty of sea. As you walk along the sea wall there are plenty of locals who are floating in the deep blue water or laying on sun loungers in the nearby restaurants. Overtime I saw one I was instantly thirsty and was in need of some hydration (aka I wanted to sit in a beautiful bar).

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The views from the Cafe Kanoni and Ma Cocotte were also absolutely incredible. You can walk down some stairs down to the beach and a small monastery filled with flowers, bottle green doors and, of course, cats. Not only that, but you can take a boat for around 3 Euros to Mouse Island which is just off the shore. I didn't do this, apparently it only has a small cafe and another Monastery, but you have got to admit it's pretty.

So that was my first couple of days in Corfu, filled of exploring and petting stray cats.
Have you been to Corfu? What were your favourite things to do? Let me know!

25 comments :

  1. I've never been before but I know plenty of people who did go and I'd love to visit at some point! Beautiful shots lady!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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  2. It looks so beautiful! Stunning photographs, looks and sounds like a super cute place. I'm longing for a holiday, it looks so peaceful there! Looking forward to seeing what else you get up to :) xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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    1. Thanks so much! Peaceful was what it was (although not in town!)

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  3. Never been to Corfu but it looks such a beautiful place! Nice shots! x

    www.damlatuzun.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a lovely place to visit! Thanks lovely!

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  4. It looks gorgeous! I've been to Kefalonia and Zakynthos but never Corfu; Greece is lovely though. Lovely pictures too.

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog xx

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    1. It really was! I'd love to go to Kefalonia. That was where we intended on going but Corfu was significantly cheaper so it happened!

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  5. Your photos are stunning, it looks like a beautiful place. I think my sister is going to Corfu in a few weeks.

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    1. Thank you so much! I bet she'll love it!

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  6. As ever, fantastic photographs, and it looks like you had a brilliant and relaxing holiday! Another place for me to add to my 'would like to go to' list haha! You give me wanderlust :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
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    1. Thank you! Greece as a whole is gorgeous! I'd definitely go see another island.

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  7. Your photos are beautiful! Glad you had a great time :) Two sephoras and we don't even have one!

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you! If it helps, I bought nothing. They only really had brands we had in the UK. I was quite disappointed!

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  8. Beautiful pics, looks like a gorgeous place. I`m planning to visit Greece next year, I`m so excited.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I bet you'll love it - it's so beautiful!

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  9. surprisingly i've never heard of the place! looks beautiful though love how you captured the essence of the city xx

    theleeday.com

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  10. You're photos are SO beautiful! I love Greece xx.

    nutmegdiys.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. awesome! i'd love to go to Corfu someday too. thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures :)


    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Gorgeous photos. I love the greek islands they're always so picturesque. I wish i could have travelled to more places in Greece. I went to corfu when I was younger so I don't really remember much of it there.

    Hayley \\ cityandcode

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Thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate every single one of them and will get back to them as soon as I can :)