| Corfu city
Corfu city and capital of the island, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It is divided into the Old and New city and it is the administrative center of the island.
The "inside of the walls" historic city keeps untouched the venetian architecture, while the new city around the old one has all the elements of a modern city. Meeting the old city can be a unique experience. Every visitor that walks around Spianada square, drinks his coffee in Liston viewing the palace of Saints Michael and George's sees that this city is an enchantress, a siren of the sea you can't resist.
The venetian architecture has stigmatized the feature of the Old City. The residences saved until our days were built during the venetian period and have a uniformity in their construction. Characteristics of these buildings are the rhythmic order of the windows, the grandiose entrances (portonia) and the frames. All buildings have the famous volta or arcs in the ground floor that make spacious arcades and protect people from rain. Liston is the representative building complex located in Spianada square, the biggest in Greece.
The mansions and all residences built during the venetian period are built with a simple architectonic line. It is impressive that although the city has many baronial residences, they were never considered as a separate neighborhood.
Touring around the city can be full of surprises. Kantounia will lead you to old neighborhoods and reveal you the significant history of the island. It is worth visiting Kampelo, the oldest neighborhood in the island, in the north part of Corfu. The narrow kantounia, the high, oblong buildings and the small squares mark the neighborhood. The laundries hanging in the streets are another element of the daily life. The labyrinth streets may confuse you but don't be afraid. The hospitable residents of Corfu will show you the way. Go on with your walk heading to the old port and you will see the New Castle.
Don't miss visiting the new city of Corfu. It is around the historic venetian city, The plan and architectonic structure has all the elements of a modern city. Saroco square is the center where the municipal theater is, the building of nomarchy, etc.
Go to Garitsa's cove and follow the beautiful route to Kanoni that will lead you to the church of Panagia Vlachernon and Pontikonisi. Two of the most famous sites of the island.
In the region of Anemomilos you will see Mon Repo and the significant archaeological site of Paleopolis.
It is worth visiting the citie's museums. The archaeological museum, the byzantine, the museum of Asian art, the municipal picture-gallery, the museum of Solomos and the museum of Kapodistrias.All host important exhibits and they are roofed under historic buildings.
The churches of the city have big interest for those making religious tourism. The worshiping to Saint Spiridonas is a sacred obligation for every visitor. He is the protector of the island, the thaumaturgy saint that helps residents and the island.
The beauties of the city don't end here. Every visitor according to his tastes will discover many reasons to worship her. Corfu lives in vivid rhythms. You will find it out early in the morning when you walk around the streets of the city. The lots of shops and good-hearted residents that can't stop talking with this characteristic singing voice, will give you their cheer and liveliness. Later on you can have your meal in the restaurants and taverns of the city where you can taste delicious recipes of eptanisian cuisine. You will drink the delicious local wine and tsitsibira. And as for dessert try koum-kouat or drink the homonym traditional liqueur.
At night you will find out that Corfu is the queen of entertainment. Clubs with live music, bars and nightclubs make your adrenaline high.
And as for athletic types, this city will win them. Apart from the common water sports in every organized beach, the options will fascinate you. Slope parachute, mountain bike, sailing, riding, golf and cricket, are some of the possibilities for exercising and entertainment Corfu offers you. Luxurious hotel units, hotels roofed under historic buildings, comfortable studios and rooms to let, invite you to choose where you will stay according to your tastes and your pocket.
Visit Corfu and live the holidays of your dreams in the land of hospitable Feakes…