Corfu town – the island’s capital, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and is now part of the UNESCO’s world heritage as a unique architectural monument.
The town is divided in the old and the new town and is the island’s administrative and commercial centre. Getting acquainted with the Old town is truly a unique experience that unravels many pleasant surprises. The traditional alleyways (kantounia) will lead and let you stroll through the old neighborhoods bringing to life for your eyes only, aspects of the island’s remarkable history. The widely known washing lines that are spread along face each other in picturesque alleys that feel like a maze and is yet another part of the Corfiot everyday life.
In the actual town, one comes across the two imposing fortresses; the Old and the new, Liston, as well as the patron saint of Corfu, Agios Spyridon church. On the outskirts of the town one may find exceptional sites, a few among which are Achillion (the summer palace of Queen Elizabeth), Mon Repos and the famous Mouse island, the most famous attraction of the area Kanoni where one can also find the church of Vlahernes.
Last but not least, while visiting Corfu one must certainly try the Corfiot cuisine and especially the dishes “pastitsada”, “sofrito” and “bourdeto”.
The accommodation in Corfu has something special to offer to every guest, it has both intense and relaxed pace of living. The commercial traffic, the idyllic beaches, beautiful sightings and numerous picturesque villages will definitely charm you! As for the very warm and welcoming Corfiots that talk with their typical singing pronunciation, they will pass on to you their joy and liveliness for sure.