Day Three: Wednesday 13th September
But for our third and final day, we had a plan set in motion.
For $30, we hopped on a boat which took us to the Blue Lagoon, two swimming places and a little fishing village. Lunch was also included and the day ran from 8am until 7:30pm. We definitely got our money worth.
We woke up at 6:50am to yet another beautiful sunrise before making our way down to the bus stop to be picked up at 8am in order to be taken to the dock in Corfu Old Town.
The boat left Corfu Port around 9am and within 90 minutes, we arrived at our first stop which was the second pick up. Not a lot of people boarded when we did and we thought that we’d have a lot of space to be able to lie down and sunbathe, but oh no. That French woman certainly didn’t like me when I asked her not to sit on my towel – ha!
One of the things I enjoyed the most about being on the boat was that you were able to sit on the ledge and dangle your feet over onto the water. Oh, it was bliss. My socks and trainers came off and I was a v. happy lady.
The pick up spot was quite something as you can see from the photos. I’m not certain where it was, but it looked rather peaceful.
The reason why we booked the trip was for the Blue Lagoon. I honestly thought that the boat would stop, we’d be able to swim in the water but when we got there, it didn’t seem all that safe as the boat went under the rocks for about a minute for people to take photos and then it came out.
It wasn’t so much a disappointment as it never actually ruined our day.
Throughout the day, we had two swimming points (neither of which I can recall the name of, such a good blogger aren’t I?) but seeing as I’m not the biggest fan of the sea, I surprised myself by going in and enjoying myself.
Top tip: wear a hat while in the sea when abroad (floppy hat or baseball). Mine was practically glued to my head the entire day as I really didn’t want my scalp to burn. It does mean that you won’t get a tan on your face, but for the sake of an unburnt scalp, I’ll think you’ll agree with me on that.
We had an hour to explore the little village of Syvota in Thesprotia aka. a blogger’s dream. Everywhere I looked, the walls were beige with cute white stairs being coated in beautiful flowers.
I deeply wish I had a decent outfit on but with wet hair from the sea, I wasn’t exactly looking my best.
After an hour in the fishing village, we headed back onto the boat for the journey back to Corfu Port. The views as we were coming back towards the Old Town were absolutely stunning – we managed to get another view of the town and the houses. Naturally, I was in my element.
We were dropped us off at the port around 7:30pm and in total, we spent a good 10 hours out on the boat which really was amazing value for money.
Unfortanely, we didn’t get to watch the sunset during dinner as it was pitch black when we walked into a local restaurant but once again, the food was delicious.
Day Four: Thursday 21st September
Our flight wasn’t due to leave Corfu until early afternoon, so after packing up our belongings and having a quick breakfast at the hotel, we were ready to go.
Yup, we certainly did wake up to another beautiful sunrise.
Thankfully, we weren’t delayed coming home but we did see the Italian Prime Minster get the oh so royal treatment as he was in town.
I hope you’d enjoyed my Corfu Travel Diaries over the past two weeks. I tried to include as much information as possible in case any of you would like to visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll answer to the best of my ability.
You can also catch up with day one and day two (if you like).