The magnificent island of Corfu is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Thousands of visitors come to Corfu every year, to see its natural beauty for themselves, from the lush green landscape to the stunning beaches the island is so famous for.
A worthy World Heritage site, the Old Town of Corfu is a must-see for any visitor. The Venetian architecture of the buildings, the red tower of St Spyridon Church, the Old and New Fortress and the picturesque arcade called the Liston are reasons visitors fall in love with Corfu and visit time and again.
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The renowned Liston, the arcade on the northern part of Spianada, is a major Corfiot landmark.
While sailing to Corfu, the old fortress is one of the first sights you are able to see, covering the east part of the promontory.
The New Fortress of Corfu was built during the British rule on Corfu (1815–63), operating today as the Naval Station of Corfu.
Pontikonissi is located just opposite the monastery of Panagia Vlacherna in the famous area of Kanoni, close to the town centre of Corfu and the airport.
The historical Mon Repos Palace is situated on the well-known Corfu Promenade and was built in 1826 by the British Commissioner, Frederic Adams.
Achilleion palace is situated in the area of Gastouri and was built by the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, widely-known as Sissy.
Kaiser’s Observatory is located in the area of Pelekas, which the German Emperor used to visit in order to watch the sunset.
Paleokastritsa is a widely-known destination, only 24km away from Corfu town centre, boasting unequalled beaches with extremely clean waters within an amazing surrounding scenery.
Sidari is located 32 km from Corfu town centre, featuring long, sandy beaches and stunning bay formations, while the location Canal d’ Amour gains the attention.
The castle of the region of Kassiopi was one of the three Byzantine castles that contributed to the defense strategies before the Venetian era.