Totally sweaty I arrived Corfu Airport after an only 15 minutes walk through the heat from the Green Bus Station in Corfu City. It's time to go home again. Work is awaiting for me. The air conditioning inside the departure hall is apparently set on winter mode. It's the complete opposite of the temperatures outside and now I'm kind of freezing.
The last days on Corfu Island went by very fast. I took the ferry from Sarande, Albania to Corfu a few days earlier. The two hours boot cruise cost 18 Euros. Apparently it's also possible to get a ticket for 16 Euros but there are plenty of travel agencies that charge even more than my ticket price.
I got a room in Moraitika which is about 20 kilometers south from Corfu City. Accommodation here is way cheaper than in Corfu's famous Old Town. It was quite challenging to find the bus to Moraitika but after a 2 kilometers hike from the ferry terminal I finally made it to the Green Bus Station. I'm sure there's a bus from the ferry terminal to the bus station but I couldn't find out where to find it and also everyone who I asked about it at the ferry terminal didn't have a clue about it.
I paid 2.40 Euros and jumped on the bus to Moraitika. Although it's only a 20 kilometers ride, it took almost one hour. The road is quite curvy and narrow. Driving fast on there is impossible but the view over the sea is worth it to take that time.
The next day I took a boat back to Corfu City to explore its Old Town. It's a touristy but beautiful place and my first destination was the Old Fort which I could see from the deck of the boat. The view from the Fort over the Aegean Sea but also over the Old Town is beautiful.
The cobbler stone streets, narrow alleys and pastel colored houses in the Old Town remind a lot to Venice in Italy. Local artists present and sell their works in their small studios and there are also many shops that sell local specialties such as oils and spices.
I met with some girls for dinner and a drink the next day. We already met at the hostel in Sarande where we had a blast. What started with just one drink during dinner turned into a shit show. At some point someone started to by shots and then the party went all night.
The last day I simply chilled on the beach. There are many hotels, restaurants and bars on Moraitika's beach which makes it a bit difficult to find a quiet place to relax after a party night but at least the lying chairs are free of charge.
The two weeks of backpacking in this area went by like nothing. I had no expectations before I came here - especially none about Montenegro and Albania. However, I'd travel here again in a heartbeat. The people are very friendly and looking from a backpacking perspective it's a perfect area to travel. It's not too touristy yet and the prices for transportation, accommodation and food are rather low.
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