Corfu Town

Corfu Town

The capital of the island of Corfu is called Corfu as well (Greeks call it Kerkyra) but is better known as Corfu Town to distinguish from the island name. It is situated on a peninsula on the east coast of Corfu, with a permanent population of around 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest island capitals in Greece.

This town is a must-to-see destination when you visit the island. The architecture reminds more of France and Italy than of Greece. It has an old town with narrow stone streets and old Venetian fortress on a hilltop, overlooking the sea. Corfu Town has the largest square in the Balkans - the Spianada, with beautiful seaside park. You can see also several museums and old stone theater from 1663. Numerous cafes, restaurants and shops are scattered on the streets. The main places of interest in the Old Town are the Old Fortress by the sea, Liston, the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Church of St. Spyridon, the New Fortress, a stone theater from 1663, etc.

The town has two harbors from which ferries and excursion boats depart, and from the bus station you can catch a bus to any location on the island. The international airport Ioannis Capodistrias is also here.

highlights: capital of the island, town in Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Photos from Corfu Town
Somewhere in the Old Towntown and sea view from the old fortresstown view from the old fortressCorfu TownCorfu TownCorfu TownIn the alleys of Old TownWaiter at ListonA narrow shopping streetRestaurants in the Old TownOriginal architectureSomewhere in the Old TownDelicious Corfiot pastryStairs leading upParking place in front of a private residenceQuiet alley next to ListonQuiet alley next to ListonHow to hang your clothes in Corfu TownTables ready for lunchCafes at the ground level of old buildingsCafesAnother small cafeteriaLunch timeTunnelPink church near the Old FortressPink church near the Old FortressCorfu Town
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