Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Corfu Old Town

What would be a better place to spend
a rainy Saturday afternoon
than Liston!
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The Liston was built in 1807
by Mathieu de Lesseps, a Frenchman
- a fine example of the architecture of
the Napoleonic period
- the terrace was inspired by the
Rue de Rivoli in Paris
.
Before that went to the newsagent's
on the street just behind Liston,
which sells newspapers and mags
all over the world...
.
..to buy Finnish "Ilta-Sanomat"
- it arrives 1 day behind,
so on Saturday got Friday's paper
.
Arched Liston
- it was packed
but managed to find a nice table there
.
Read the newspaper,
drank diet coke
and ate mini-muffins!
.
As it was the last day
wanted to make a nice walk
on the strets of the Old Town
.

A beautifully restored house
.
Campiello is Corfu Town's old quarter
.
The Venetian influence can be seen
in the buildings
and narrow streets
.
The ground is smoothly paved
and very slippery when raining!
.
Nice small house
.
Mansions on the border of Campiello
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Houses facing the Esplanade
(Spianada):
.

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Big plus for the hotel:
as the check-out time was at noon,
got another room to stay as long as wanted
- had a shower before hitting to the airport
The Corfu airport was packed
and not enough facilities,
absolutely no worth of going there
any earlier than needed
.
The bathroom of room 424
- forgot to take a pic of the bathroom
of 621,
it had the same style but more spacious
with 2 basins
.
Had a great holiday!
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