2.02.2010

Greek Rambles

After our relaxing and beautiful first day in Greece, we slept soundly and awoke to another brilliantly sunny day.

We headed down to the hotel dining area, found sunny seats on the terrace and tucked into a hearty breakfast of strong coffee, yogurt with fruit and grains, Spanikopita, deviled eggs, sausages, tomatoes and cucumber.


With water bottles in hand we set out to explore the Old Town of Corfu, particularly the Old and New Forts. On our way we found a splendid outdoor market filled with artichokes, lettuces, olives, fresh fish and grapes.




I walked through dreaming of all the wonderful meals I could make with these amazing ingredients. There's nothing quite like a farmer's market to get the creative juices flowing!

We emerged into the blazing hot sunshine ready to tread the cobbled walkways and tunnels of the Old Fort. 




The view from the fort was worth the trek up, and the breezes off the coast were deliciously cool.




Then it was time to head back through the Old Town for lunch, shopping and delighting in the shaded streets. 

I love this classy restroom sign


Next week I'll share with you our lovely lunch in Old Town Corfu. :-)

16 comments:

  1. I feel like I've gone on such a lovely tour with you! I love that I get to travel throughout Europe with your blog.

    That breakfast looks fantastic. A meal of champions.

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  2. Lovely memories, dear. Thank you so much. How I wish for Greece right now!

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  3. Oh....you make me want to pack up and head to Greece....now. Tonight, while my kids sleep and my husband eats...and work awaits me tomorrow!!!!!! Beautiful

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  4. I'm so happy to hear that, Joanne! :-) And delighted to have you join me on my travels. :-)

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  5. So glad I got to share them with you, dear Trish. :-) I'm longing for it too.

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  6. I'm already collecting the photos for it, Amuse! :-)

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  7. I totally understand, Ozoz! :-) In the meantime we shall have vicarious vacations through these pictures, eh? :-)

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  8. Beautiful Pics...beautiful flowers....amzing markets ....that i wanna go to and shop rite away and deliciously captured food...oh i love ur greek rambles.....

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  9. I can not come here. Every time I do all I want to do is eat.

    Feel better soon!!!

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  10. I can't pretend that Im not painfully jeaouls. It's been years since I was in Greece, I have such fond and yummy memories.

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  11. I'm so glad you like it all, Vanilla! :-)

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  12. Poor Frugal! :-) Well, since you're a jolly good cook, that can't be a bad thing, eh? :-)

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  13. I'm even jealous and they're my pictures, Duchess! :-) Hopefully we will both get to return to that wonderful place soon. :-)

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  14. Oh that breakfast looked so yummy. I love your pictures, so makes me want to go. When I hear of Corfu it reminds me of Gerald Durrells book My family and other animals.
    xxx

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  15. Ooh, I've never heard of that book, DJ! I tried to find it at the library but alas, they don't have it either. I shall have to keep my eyes open for sure. :-)

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