Corfu Old Town


Corfu (or Kerkyra) is the biggest city and capital of Corfu Island. Its historical center, just 8 km from Hotel Perama, is one of Greece’s most charming and romantic places to visit. It is a perfect example of ancient Venetian and Byzantine art and architecture that will be able to fascinate you with its little streets and panoramic points. Surrounded by sea, the old town of Corfu is enclosed between its two ancient fortresses. During its long history, Corfu Island attracted the attention of many conquerors for its strategic position in the Ionian Sea. Today, it’s possible to recognize their transit from many historical sites and buildings in Corfu town. More than a single house, you will appreciate them all together, especially during and after the sunset. It will be an unforgettable experience to spend hours and hours just walking up and down the thousands of small paved streets, looking around to discover the old town’s secrets while buying presents and souvenirs to bring back home. Every single street and building will appear like an open museum, full of life and filled with surprises.



Some of the highlights of the town include the Old and New Fortresses and Spianada Square where still cricket games take place, the Liston and the great tower of St. Spyridon, who is the patron saint of Corfu. Do not forget to visit the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, which nowadays houses the Museum of Asian Art and the Municipal Gallery of Corfu. Other museums worth visiting include the Museum of Banknotes, the Corfu Reading Society, and the Museum of Music all hosting unique exhibits of the Eptanisian History. An exceptional sight is also the Garitsa Bay with its stunning views and beautiful green Grove, wherein you can also find the Ionian Academy, the first university of Greece, as well as the new Archaeological Museum of Corfu. Of course, two of the most amazing things to do within Corfu Town are wandering through the small graphical alleyways, the so-called “kadounia,” and browsing in gift and souvenir shops.

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