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Cicerone Walking and Trekking on Corfu : The Corfu Trail and 22 Day-Walks (Paperback) (Gillian Price)
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This guidebook describes 22 day walks on the Greek island of Corfu, along with the 150km long Corfu Trail. Ranging from easy holiday strolls to challenging traverses, the day walks give a taste of the many different landscapes on Corfu, and visit olive groves, coastal paths, sandy beaches and quiet mountain villages. The Corfu Trail runs the length of the island from Kavos north to Agios Spiridonas. Described in 10 day stages, it is suitable for novices and experienced walkers alike. The walks in this guidebook can be done year round, but accommodation is easier to find in May to October.
Although Corfu is known as a beach holiday destination, this book allows the walker to experience the island's laidback atmosphere and beautiful landscapes away from the crowded resorts. Highlights include golden beaches on the west coast, the spectacular Angelokastro fortress, the dramatic cliffs of Cape Drastis and the twin coves of Porto Timoni. The day walks begin from points across the island, including Corfu Town, Kalami, Paleokastritsa, Agios Georgios north and south, Liapades and Benitses. For the Corfu Trail each stage ends at a village or beach location with meals and accommodation available for an overnight stay.
The guidebook has introductory notes on Corfu's plants and wildlife, food and drink, along with useful advice on travel to and around the island. It includes suggestions for where to stay and a glossary of useful expressions. Route descriptions are accompanied by detailed maps.