Corfu Town (Kerkyra)

Corfu Town (or Kerkyra as is is often referred to) is the Capital and is an UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated on the eastern side of the island, roughly half way between north and south. It is the largest town on the island with a permanent population of roughly 30,000.

Here you will find the main shopping centre, the main port as well as the island’s airport. The town itself is a mixture of Venetian and French architecture and is a maze of narrow streets.

The 16th-century fortress dominates the town and port area. The main square at The Liston was built by the French in the style of Rue de Rivoli in Paris. In the centre of the square is the cricket pitch evidence of British influence on Corfu.

Many narrow streets radiate from The Liston and the area is famous for the variety of small shops particularly the jewelry shops selling locally made items in Gold. Just off The Liston is the Church of Saint Spiridon, where the mummified remains of the islands patron saint are kept. This impressive Church is the most famous and visited church on Corfu.

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Corfu Greece, 49100
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