A monument on the UNESCO list since 2007! One cannot but admit that the Old Town of Corfu is one of the strongest attractions of the island – along of course, with its emerald waters and verdant nature.
Corfu Town is the capital of the Greek island of Corfu, in the Ionian Sea. It’s known for its cobblestone streets and pastel-colored Venetian architecture. Narrow streets, “kantounia”, as the locals call them. Tall, two-storey buildings with tiles on the roof. Moreover, old churches with ornate spires and great value paintings. In addition, several museums, gaining the interest of those who choose the Old Town for their rides.
Kampielo is the oldest district. Narrow streets and tall, Western-style buildings built of stone, one next to another, with handmade tiles and ornate balconies. If you have in mind the typical image of Old Corfu with washing lines sprawling above the alleys from one house to another, you will discover that… This is not an image of the past, but a living habit of the residents!
The Old Town of Corfu is in a way “bordered” by the two forts: The Old Fort, on the northeast side and the New Fort, to the west. The Venetian-built New Fortress has a network of tunnels underneath and views over the harbor. The 15th-century Old Fortress overlooks the town from the east and features a small chapel and mosaics.
Both are maintained in very good condition and convey to the visitor the atmosphere of the era, through the monumental buildings. Take your time and walk among the old battlements, the churches and turrets… Today, both these spaces are utilized culturally, with various events. Keep in mind that these are not just two monuments, but spaces perfectly integrated in the modern city life. The Spianada square is a landscaped park near the water. Take your time and enjoy your coffee or a drink at the famous Liston!