Our third day in Corfu begins in Corfu town that lies on another side of the island, which is about 15 minutes drive from our hotel in Ermones. Of course, we have to rent a car to travel around the island which is much faster and comfortable than with a bus.
Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is a small harbor town with several museums and the Old Fort. As we walk along the picturesque harbor with a lot of boats and view at the fort, we stop for a while to plan our 1-day tour.
The first building we see after 5 minutes of walk is The Corfu Museum of Asian Art so we decide to come in to see the exhibition which is stunning. Just see the pictures below:
Since we were intrigued by the photos of Adrian Ginsberg that are presented also outside of the building on huge billboards we decide to see this exhibition as well. The pictures depict the vanishing life of Corfu and address the fundamentals of life: toil, poverty, loneliness, religion, faith, alienation, old age and death. The beauty of the black-and-white images lies in the fact that they show the real life of the real people.
After our rendezvous with art, we decided to see the old town with its numerous shops, souvenirs stands and cafés. Like in every southern town the buildings are in light color but look old, which only makes them even more stylish.
Some streets are so narrow that there is only space for a bike.