Sunday, 23 May 2010

Corfu Town in the late 1970s: Part Three - The environs

The third and final part of the photos I scanned from an old guidebook. Ten photos of some beaches, villages and famous places around Corfu Town as they were in the late 1970s. The first thing we could notice by looking at those pictures is that the island still wasn't so touristically exploited as it is today. There were fewer hotels, apartments for rent and other establishments related to tourism. As a result, the island back then was greener, purer and cleaner. 
                               Ai Gordis from above - notice how undeveloped was the beach!
Ipsos, mostly untouched as well from the road to Spartylas
Kommeno bay without the villas on its hills
     Glyfada, the most popular beach of the island 
 Kassiopi, a major touristic coastal village at the northeast
Kassiopi from above
        Kouloura, right before Kassiopi, a very picturesque corner
       Paleokastritsa monastery and a two panoramic views of the location from Bella Vista
       Paleokastritsa bays are known for their scenic beauty


Nick Peacock said...

Very nice to see these old pictures John. All your blogs are interesting, well done.

Nick & Sally
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Jessie said...

The family friendly hostel is becoming more popular today.

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