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A Trip from Saranda to Corfu

September 10, 2021

While exploring the Albanian Riviera several times, I decided to get on a ferry in Saranda, cross the Ionian sea, and try a new experience in Corfu, Greece. It only takes 30 minutes to get there by ferry so, it would be a shame to not get the opportunity. This is a trip from Saranda to Corfu!

Take in the beauty from the ferry

Getting the tickets is pretty straightforward. The trip starts from Saranda Port in the morning. You can choose between different lines that operate, but the most popular one is the Finikas line. As you reach the second largest Ionian island, along the way, you will witness the wonderful landscape of the sea and mountains. If you get lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of swimming dolphins. After 30 minutes, you get to Corfu Port, and the exploration of the island begins.

Things to do in Corfu

Corfu is a cosmopolitan island. There are plenty of things to do for every kind of tourist. My sightseeing started with the Old Town between the two Venetian Fortresses. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wandering through the streets and alleys you can see interesting things in every corner, such as museums, the Spianada Square with fortifications of the 17th century, and even a replica of Rue Rivoli in Paris which is known as the Liston Street in Corfu. There are also lots of churches with the church of Agios Spyridon being the tallest of them all.
Next, a must-see attraction is the Achillion Palace, which was home to Elizabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria. Besides the impressive palace, there are also beautiful gardens with the famous statue of dying Achilles. Another sight of great historical importance is Angelokastro. The castle was built more than 300 meters above the sea during the 13th century. Its purpose was to be a far-reaching lookout point over the sea, and mainland Greece.
After visiting the historical sights of the town, the next thing to do is explore the numerous beaches around the island. Corfu counts 57 beaches in total, and it is hard to choose the most beautiful. However,
Agios Spyridonas is considered the most picturesque and popular of them all.
Depending on how long you are staying, you can continue to visit the small villages where the most popular is the fishing village of Kassiopi.

As the day comes to an end, you can either choose to return to Saranda with the evening ferry or stay in Corfu. However, whether you stay for a day trip or longer, a trip from Saranda to Corfu will definitely be the highlight of your vacation.

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