Corfu Town

An aristocratic town with Venetian elements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, here, you might get confused as to whether you are in Italy or Greece.

Corfu Town Attractions

Corfu Old Venetian Fortress

This robust fortification on two hills has successfully repulsed numerous sieges throughout centuries. Locally referred as "Fortezza".

An overview of the Vlacherna Monastery and the narrow pedestrian bridge in Corfu island.
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Panagia Vlacherna Monastery

Picturesque and most-photographed, this white temple is located on a small islet that can be reached by a 300 meters long bridge from the coast.

View of the square of Spianada from the cricket pitch (green grass area).
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Spianáda Square

Spiniada is officially the largest square in Greece and it got its name from a Venetian word meaning 'an open flat area'.

The front side of the exterior and the main entrance of the St. Spyridon Church in the old town of Corfu.
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St. Spyridon Church

The most known church of the island hosts the relics of Saint Spyridon, and, being located in the old town, it attracts many visitors and worshippers.

Mon Repos Villa

The home of Empress of Austria and birthplace of Prince Philip (Queen Elizabeth's husband), this palace is used as an archaeological museum.

Corfu New Venetian Fortress

To built this massive fortress, the Venetians had to demolish more than 2.000 buildings. Today it hosts concerts and art exhibitions.

Pontikonisi Islet, Corfu

This natural islet got its name from its mouse-like shape - "pontiki" in Greek - and is now one of Corfu's top trademarks.

Byzantine Church of Sts. Jason & Sosipatros

The oldest Greek Orthodox church on the island, the Church of Sts. Jason and Sosipatros dates from the 11th century.

Corfu Town Things to Do

Corfu Town Museums

Questions & Answers about Corfu Town

Why Visit Corfu Town?
  • Being under Venetian rule for 400 years, it embodies a multi-aspect Italian charm.
  • The first modern Greek theater (San Giacomo) inaugurated here in 1733.
  • Spianada Square in the old city is the largest square in the Balkan region.