Mediterranean Cruise – Day 2 – Stopover in Corfu (Greece)

We arrive in Corfu on 08/11/2015 at 09:00, we have about 4 hours to visit the city. The departure is fixed at 2:00 p.m.

City : Corfu (Greece)
Date : 08/11/2015
Arrival : 09:00 a.m.
Departure : 02:00 p.m.

Corfu from the boat

In 4 hours we had time to visit downtown Corfu


At each stopover of the cruise, COSTA proposes excursions to visit the city or to do an activity. Prices vary from 50€ to 120€ per person. You can always do the tours yourself(sometimes the same tour offered by the company) much cheaper. But, it is necessary to prepare the necessary information before. The internet connection is very expensive on the boat and you will never find information about public transport because the cruise company “pushes” you to pay for its excursions. We did not take any Costa excursion and That is with no regrets.

In Corfu, the Costa shuttle which goes from the port to the entrance of the city, costs 6 € round trip.

If you cannot or do not want to take the shuttle of your cruise, there is a bus outside the cruise terminal that takes you to the old town for 1.6 € / person.
The shuttle drops you off at the old port bus station (N° 11 on the map above):

Shuttle – Port of Corfu

A 5-minute walk away, at the « Greek Veranda Café » terrace café:

Corfu – Greek Veranda Café 

We find a magnificent view of the old port:

Corfu – old port

It is very difficult to resist the envy to swim next to the old port:

In Corfu, in 4 hours, you can discover the city center. Here, a short summary to help you find your way around:


01 – Paleo Enetiko Frourio : The Old Fort
Address: Paleo Enetiko Frourio
Access price: 4 €
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

02 – The shopping street of G. Theotoki
You will find all kinds of shops here. In 2015, Greece was in the middle of an economic crisis and it seen in the shops:

03 – La Spienada (Esplanade)
It is one of the largest squares in Greece.

On the day of our visit to Corfu, There was a celebration in the Spienada. There was a crazy crowd and all the cafes in the square were full.

04 – San Rocco Square
Address : Platia Theotoki
This is the main bus station if you decide to go away from the center of Corfu.

05 – Corfu Old Town

06 – Church of Saint Spyridon
Address : Ekklisia Agios Spiridon
It is the most famous monument of Corfu

07 – Antivouniotissa Church
Address: Vizantino Mousio Antivouniotissas
This is a church/museum dedicated to the Holy Mother of God. It is one of the oldest and richest buildings in Corfu

08 – Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George
This palace served as the seat of the Ionian Senate

09 – Old Citadel
Price: €4
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

10 – New Corfu Fort
Price: €2
Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

11 – Old port bus station
This is where the shuttle from cruise port drops you off

12 – Liston
This is a busy street that was made as a replica of Paris’ Rue Rivoli