Autumn in Kerkyra
Happy Saturday! Every week this day I go out for a walk in Kerkyra. Kerkyra is the capital of Corfu Island and of all Ionian Islands in general. It's elegant, remarkable and unforgettable town, full of inspiration and art.
The Greek name, Kerkyra, is related to two powerful water deities: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopos and river nymph Metope, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra. They had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named Phaiakes, in Latin Phaeaciani. Corfu's nickname is the island of the Phaeacians.
There are many different streets with everything what you can imagine: coffee shops (the're really everythere because greeks can't live without coffee), restaurants and greek taverns, fashion shops and beauty salons, shops with paintings and hand-made, a lot of cute benches and parks, sights and churches. The endless list of endlessly beautiful things.
So first, we went for a coffee in Old Times - you can read more about this place in my previous post Old Times Corfu. Second, we went for a lunch in Yami Sushi & Asian Fusion - fantstic place with fresh and high quality sushi. Restaurant offers great Chinese, Sushi & Thai Cuisine recipes with traditional food prepared with care by cooks. I can say that it has perfect location (center of Corfu Town), excellent service and super yummy sushi!
What else to make in Kerkyra? Just walk in the city and enjoy! it's so romantic and magic that it's actually my favorite part of the day: walk in the sea, look at the people and sailors and gossip about everything in the world.