The Greek Island of Corfu during a colourful sunset

Corfu’s vibrant Venetian architecture and imposing fortress makes the town a real feast for the eyes. This photo series highlights the colours and character I discovered on my day trip to the Greek Island.

Pretty market streets in Corfu Town
Restaurants and cafes in Corfu Town

Corfu island is a gateway to The Balkans situated in the Ionian Sea near mainland Greece, Albania and Italy – which are all accessible by the local ferry service. In times gone by the Venetian, French and British occupied this island, influencing its art and culture in the process. I felt like some parts could’ve been plucked straight out of the French or Italian Riviera.

Further reading: What to expect on an Eastern Mediterranean Cruise

The Venetian and French Style Architecture in Corfu's Old Town
Corfu FortressCorfu town's commercial centre with Friday shoppers

The Old Town is where endless market streets snake between squares full of bars and restaurants packed with chatty 20-something’s. Out of all the placed I visited in Greece I felt most at home in Corfu, it had a cosmopolitan edge I really wasn’t expecting.

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Corfu Fortress Old Clock TowerCorfu Old Town Beautiful Yellow Buildings The vibrant and beautiful buildings in Corfu town Quiet shopping streets in Corfu Town Corfu Town Red Clock Tower

The final splash of colour began as I stepped back onboard MSC Musica when the skies were set ablaze in one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen.

Further reading: A weekend in Venice, Italy

Sunset in Corfu Town A vibrant red sunset in Corfu viewed from a cruise ship sailing the Greek IslandsA travel photo series of #corfu, a beautiful Greek Island town bursting with color and character. #traveltips #europe

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