We arrived on the shores of Corfu, Greece with nothing planned for the day. One of our go to tips for travel include the ubiquitous red hop on hop off double decker sightseeing buses. We get it, you’re thinking that sounds cheesy, which it is if you interpret it as only a sight seeing bus. We use it as an affordable all day arrives every 15 minute taxi service for a reasonable one time flat rate.
We started at the cruise port and took the red line down to Kanóni to enjoy the views and a morning Greek coffee, as well as some plane spotting. The Corfu airport juts out into the adjacent bay that is crossed by a walkable causeway where you can watch the planes flyover and inhale all the jet fumes you like.
We visited the Vlacherna Monastery situated just off the small marina at the base of the hills before hopping back on the red line to search for some lunch. We hopped off at Mon Repos Beach and settled in at a waterside cafe to enjoy a bottle of wine, fried squid, and grilled octopus.
After lunch we hopped back on and hopped off near the old town. There we strolled through the streets picking up a few things along the way before following the waterway back to the ship.
Back on the ship the passengers and crew were busy preparing for on of Azamara’s signature events, the AzAmazing evening. Most of their voyages include an event away from the boat focusing on local culture. For this voyage, we were treated to one of Corfu’s philharmonic orchestras playing traditional Greek music accompanied by a local dance group. The event was held in the town’s square and extremely well organized.
The evening ended with snacks and music back onboard as we sailed off to Katakolon.