On the Road in Greece: Colorful Corfu City

The town of Corfu stands on the broad part of a peninsula, whose termination in the Venetian citadel (Greek: Παλαιό Φρούριο) is cut off from it by an artificial fosse formed in a natural gully, with a salt-water ditch at the bottom, that serves also as a kind of marina known as Contra-Fossa.IMG_3988 (350x166)IMG_4026 (350x167).jpgIMG_4252 (350x197)

The old city having grown up within fortifications, where every metre of ground was precious, is a labyrinth of narrow streets paved with cobblestones, sometimes tortuous but mostly pleasant, colourful and sparkling clean.IMG_4256 (350x191)

These streets are called “kantounia” (καντούνια) and the older ones sometimes follow the gentle irregularities of the ground while many of them are too narrow for vehicular traffic.

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Hara Armeni, excellent professional.

There is promenade by the seashore towards the bay of Garitsa (Γαρίτσα), and also a handsome esplanade between the town and the citadel called Liston (it) (Λιστόν) where upscale restaurants and European style bistros abound.

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Spiros Petas, driver (right) with friend

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The origin of the name Liston has several explanations: many former Venetian cities have a square of that name, coming from a Venetian word meaning evening promenade, but it can also refer to the closed-list aspect of an up-scale area reserved to the nobility registered in the Libro d’Oro.1

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corfu_(city)

 

 

Links

Ttravel agent Hara Armeni,

haraarmeni@charitos.gr,

Charitos Travel,

66 Ethniki Palaiokastritsas,
Solari, Corfu, Greece 49100

Tel: +30 2661044611

info@charitostravel.gr 

 

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