Corfu was the first port of call of the Greek islands cruise. Not as popular as Santorini, the island did not catch my attention right away. While prepping for the cruise, I made some inquiries online as to the must-see places. However, upon disembarking we made a spontaneous decision, all four of us, to rent a car and explore the island. Split 4 ways, it was a cheap alternative to sightseeing. Corfu is after all only 40 mi long and 20 mi wide. Doable for a day trip.
Since we had a car (car rental agency inside the port managed by very friendly lady), we opted to trail the tour buses leaving the port so that we may at least get to the tourist spots. In addition, having a car would give us flexibility to stay in one place as long or as little as we want.
We followed the buses along curvy undulating road. We saw an overlook by the road and stopped to survey the sparkly waters and took the mandatory selfies. Later, we took the same road and arrived at the St. Petros Beach in the town of Paleokastritsa. As we were parking, we saw the buses leaving for the monastery. We opted to stay behind and take in the views of the water. After all, there is only one road up to the monastery and we already know how to get there so we don't need to trail the buses anymore.
Car rental lady explaining in detail the map to the husband. Her customer service is excellent. She's super friendly too.
Going in that direction.
October 20, 2014 sky in Corfu - sunny and blue skies.
Some clouds over sparkling water.
Arrived at St. Petros Beach.
One more shot then I people watched.
Water so clear.
Next stop, the monastery.
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