Corfu town and island

The visitor walking around the town of Corfu, its suburbs and in the villages and countryside of the island will have the chance to discover the wealth of historical and natural beauty with which the island has been endowed.

The Old Town takes you back to past ages, the influences from past conquerors (Byzantine, French, English, Venetian) are evident all around and blend harmonically together giving the town its distinct multicultural flavour. The visitor will always find some quiet spot in the little alleys and shady squares to rest and enjoy a cool “tsitsitsibira”. Corfiot women hang their laundry to dry over the narrow, stone paved streets known as “kandounia” and within the maze of alleys and squares of the Old Town you will discover traditional workshops where craftsmen create handicrafts of gold and silver, wood and leather, as well as hundreds of enticing souvenir and other shops. The famous promenade of Liston by the Esplanade, one of the biggest squares of Europe, the palace built by the British, the two forts of the town, museums, libraries, churches, public buildings, private mansions, archaeological sites, areas of supreme natural beauty, traditional villages, green, shady olive groves, picturesque harbours and innumerable golden beaches with sparkling waters create a surprising mosaic that will impress even the most demanding visitor!