According to the Freestyle Daily provided by Norwegian Cruises:
“Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Its northern part lies off the coast of Sarande, Albania, from which it is separated by straits including one near ancient Butrint, while its southern part lies off the coast of Thesprotia, Greece. The island is part of the Corfu Prefecture and includes twelve of the sixteen municipalities or communes in the prefecture and communities of Ereikoussa, Mathraki, Othonoi, and Municipality of Paxoi, which are all separate islands. The principal town of the island is also called Corfu.
The old town, having grown within fortifications, where every meter of ground was precious, is a labyrinth of narrow streets paved with cobblestones, sometimes tortuous but colorful and clean. These streets are known as kantournia, and the older amongst them sometimes follow the gentle irregularities of the ground; while many are too narrow for vehicular traffic.”
When we got off the ship, we immediately noticed this salvaged ship and proceeded to investigate. Pretty cool.
We didn’t have any plans really for this island besides lying on the beach for a few hours and maybe a little bit of shopping. Unfortunately, the port area did not have a beach, and we had to pay 40 euro for a round trip cab ride to the other side of the island for a beach. It turned out to be a locals hangout and was mostly empty.
Time to lay out, and fix my narly cycling tan on my legs!
Well, it turns out that the taxi driver dropped us off on such a secluded area that there was only one restaurant that happened to be an outside bar. After laying out for about an hour, we headed to the bar for lunch, beers, iced coffee, people watching, and catching up! Hey, we hadn’t see each other in 4 months!
It was freeing and fun. Of course, I covered myself up when other people came walking by, but I was “out and about” for about an hour! I usually don’t run around flashing people, but doing this stuff once in a while makes me feel more connected with my body and adds to my self confidence “bucket.” I certainly don’t think there is anything “naughty” about walking around topless on a semi-nude beach. Being naked is beautiful! Okay, enough hippie talk!
Even though we didn’t really do much at this port, we still had a blast just hanging out. Corfu is absolutely beautiful!