Corfu Town, or Kerkyra, the capitol of the picturesque Corfu Island, stands out among Greek towns with its unique charm, prominently displayed through its iconic architecture reflecting centuries of influence. As a strategically important location, Corfu has witnessed occupations by the Romans, Venetians, French, British, and others. Strolling through the winding streets of Kerkyra, one encounters a beautiful blend of architectural styles, notably Venetian. Some even say that the town sometimes feels more Italian than Greek. To know for sure, you’ll have to visit Corfu Town and see it for yourself. In the meantime, we’re here to provide you with our guide to spending a day in Corfu Town.
Begin your day on Liston Street, an elegant, arcaded promenade that exudes sophistication. Delight in a morning coffee and breakfast at the charming Liston Gastrotheque. Afterward, traverse the nearby Spianada Square, a vast park separating the old town from the Old Fortress. Give yourself at least an hour to explore the immense Old Fortress, home to the Byzantine Collection, the Lighthouse, the Old British Hospital, and the Holy Church of Agios Georgios. Climb to the fortress’s pinnacle for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old Town. On your way back to the old town, take a tranquil pause at Boschetto Gardens just outside the fortress to rejuvenate before your afternoon adventures.
Savor traditional Greek cuisine at Marina’s Taverna for a delightful lunch, immersing yourself in the authentic flavors of the region.
Post-lunch, wander to the Holy Church of Saint Spyridon and the magnificent Museum of Asian Art, housed in one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. Art enthusiasts can further explore the Municipal Gallery of Corfu, situated next to the Museum of Asian Art, with the charming Garden of the People tucked away behind it – a perfect spot for photographs. Visit Faliraki Beach, the town’s swimming spot with a sunbathing platform. Enjoy an afternoon drink at Imabari Seaside Lounge while relishing the view of the north side of the Old Fortress. Conclude your afternoon adventure with a walk to the New Venetian Fortress, located at the north end of the Old Town, not far from the Old Port.
As the sun begins to set, meander through the enchanting labyrinthine streets of the old town. Opt for a delightful dinner at the romantic Venetian Well or explore the myriad of restaurants and tavernas offering Greek and local specialties. The old town streets also host shops showcasing produce from around the island.
In the capital of Corfu Island, a visitor will spend a day filled with historical marvels, artistic treasures, and culinary delights. As you plan your trip to this Greek gem, don’t hesitate to explore our portfolio of luxury holiday homes in Corfu, ensuring an unforgettable stay in this enchanting destination.
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