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The Cosmopolitan Air of Corfu Town

Corfu (or Kerkyra) is the most northerly of the large islands of the Ionian Sea and is second only to Kefalonia. The cosmopolitan air of Corfu Town is attributable to the large number of tourists who visit every year.

Pontikonisi Island

Pontikonisi Island

Corfu has a population of 30.000 inhabitants and is the Capital City of Corfu Island. The island is about 40 miles long and 20 miles wide. Corfu has an elegant, cosmopolitan Capital City with impressive architecture, palaces, fortresses, castles, churches, monasteries, museums, squares, monuments, shops, and restaurants. In the Historical and cosmopolitan center of Corfu, we will visit Liston square and Spianada, Ag. Spyridon church, an old fortress, soap factory. Then by bus, we go the Mouse island and Kanoni with fantastic views, (where we will have one hour free for a light lunch). Then we visit Sissy Palace and Achillion for 45 minutes (Entrance is included in the price) with a Guide. Then we go to Benitses for swimming and after to the Kumquat factory (Kumquat is a Traditional drink of Corfu island). Our departure back is at 17.30.



Discover the most beautiful spots in the city of Corfu walking through:

• Spianáda, the largest square in the Balkans, is the centre of the city, adorned with 19th-century remarkable works of French architecture.

• Listón, the city’s trademark. The characteristic arcades form the most romantic background setting for a welcome cup of coffee at one of the town’s cozy cafés.

• Mandoúki, Garitsa and Sarókos.

The most important city’s attractions:    

• The impressive 15th century Old Fortress, as well as the New Fortress.
• Saint Michael and George Palace at the northern part of Spianáda, built during the British occupation.
• A considerable number of churches. The most imposing one is the city’s Cathedral, the Church of St. Spyridon, the island’s patron Saint, whose relics are kept here. The church’s immensely tall bell tower certainly reminds us of that of San Giorgio dei Greci in Venice.


Corfu city

Corfu traditional sockets

Places to visit

The Spianada

The center of these events, and of Corfu social life in general, has for centuries been the Spianada. Here you will definitely feel the cosmopolitan air of Corfu Town. The Spianada is surrounded by some of the most distinguished monuments on the island and has a wonderful view of The Municipal Gardens, The Contrafossa, and the Old Fortress.

Cafes and restaurants operate below the arches of the Liston where the visitor can enjoy a cup of Greek coffee or try one of the specialties of the Ionian cuisine washed done with ginger beer; one of the relics of the British rule.

The Mourayia District

Arseniou St runs above the sea-front along the Venetian seawalls and through the Mourayia District. There is a magnificent view of the coast from there. This sea-front road leads down to the harbor of Corfu.

For those seeking the ultimate Greek vacation photo, another splendid view from the Mourayia District is of the New Fortress which towers, on the hill, above the harbor and not far out at sea, the Islet of Vido.

The Campiello District

The most unforgettable experience awaiting the visitor is undoubtedly a stroll through the center of Corfu Town and, in particular, through the old-world Campiello District. The narrow alleys lined with tall white-washed buildings, often with arches, the churches, the attractive little squares, and the mansions with skillfully-wrought balconies with colorful flowers and hanging lanterns help to create a medieval atmosphere.

The Achilleion

Achilleion is a palace built in the picturesque village of Gastouri by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sissy. It was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. The Palace garden is full of artistically sculpted statues of Greek Gods and Goddesses that make for a truly mythical setting. The casino scene of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981) was filmed at this majestic palace.

Pontikonisi Island

Pontikonisi Island, ‘Mouse Island’ in Greek, is located south of Corfu town near the resort of Kanoni. It is called ‘Mouse Island’ in Greek because its shape resembles a mouse. This is a small island that houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, built in the 11th or 12th century. According to legend, this rocky island is the ship of Ulysses that was stoned by god Poseidon during a storm.

Join our Corfu Island the Greek Venice tour and enjoy a trip back in time. Take in the cosmopolitan air of Corfu Town and admire its colorful buildings, monuments, and palaces, houses with enigmatic roof tiles and lofts, as well as its aristocratic squares and districts.

Old town

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