Kérkyra, the capital of Corfu, stands halfway down the island’s east coast, is one of the most interesting towns in Greece due to the strong influence of the Venetians who for four-plus centuries controlled the island. Kérkyra Town has inputs from the British, the French, and the Greeks and Romans whose ancient buildings are still in evidence at several archaeological sites and the excellent archaeological museum.
Surrounded by the sea, the old town of Kerkyra is closed between the two ancient fortresses. (Kérkyra-City - Wikipedia)
The paved streets and the ancient buildings will bring you to the large beautiful Esplanade and the romantic gallery of Liston. The Esplanade of the old Corfu town is a large green area between the town and the old fortress. Its name comes from the complete absence of buildings that was important during the past to defend the town from foreign enemies.
Kérkyra Town is ideal for walking around and it will be an unforgettable experience to spend hours and hours just walking up and down along the small paved streets, looking around to discover the old town secrets and to visit high-class museums, along with no fewer than 39 churches.
During the day, cruise passengers and day trippers bustle through the streets. In Kérkyra Town you can find hundreds of restaurants, traditional taverns, cafe's and bars.
There are several hotels in the historic center of Corfu town for those who want to stay here to take advantage of excellent town dining and shopping opportunities, On the outskirts of the city are some of the larger luxury resort hotels. Overlooking Garitsa Bay.
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Church Kerkyra Town
Kerkyra Maitland Monument
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