9th Corfu Old Town Trail on 24 September
CORFU. The Corfu Old Town Trail on Saturday 24 September is being co-organised by Central Corfu Municipality and Corfu Mountain Trail.
THE CORFU OLD TOWN TRAIL is a city trail that takes place every year at the end of the tourist season (September-October) with distances of 14km and 7km, passing through both Corfu fortresses as well as the two palaces (Asian Art and Mon Repo).
The route of the 14km race starts at Liston Square, going through St. Spyridon Square, crossing Nikiforou Theotoki Street and then the hill of the New Fortress, continuing inside the fortified part of the old city. It passes the Jewish quarter heading towards the Old Town Hall (San Giacomo), the Duomo (Catholic church), and the historic neighbourhood of Porta Remounda with its many alleys. The route continues in Paleopolis (Mon Repo), where the ancient Corfu worship centre is located, as well as the old villa of the English commissioner (Frederick Adams) granted to King George I. later and now a museum.
It returns along the wide shore walk of Garitsa Bay and through the Old Fortress, the Venetian masterpiece. The route continues through the People's Garden in front of the Palace (Asian Museum), and enters the labyrinthine streets of Corfu Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage) before finishing in Liston.
The 6 km route starts together with the 14 km route until Porta Remounda but then turns to the left to enter the Old Fortress without going to Paleopoli and Garitsa Bay, and follows the last part of the 14 km route to finish in Liston Square as well.
There will be traditional local surprises at 20 different spots along the route with a lot of fun, music, Corfiot tradition and culture. Since the first event in 2014 about 200 athletes have participated each year.
“OLD TOWN TRAIL” 14km – 15 € for charity
“QUICK OLD TOWN TRAIL” 6km – 10 € for charity.