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Corfu Island
The Ionian Island Corfu, located off the western coasts of Greece in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. One of many places in Greece with great history has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire.

Mainly the houses of the Old Town are partly from the Venetian period, partly of later construction, notably the 19th century influenced by the British rule.
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corfu museum
Historically, Corfu’s roots go back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. It has thus been subject to various influences and a mix of different peoples, Corfu was under Venetian rule for some four centuries during the 15th century, then passing to French, British and Greek governments. Corfu has a unique identity, which is reflected in the design of its system of fortification and in its buildings. As such, it can be placed alongside other major Mediterranean port cities.

The neo classical buildings and the port of Corfu are dominated by the fortresses of Venetian origin, which represents a stunning architectural example of outstanding value in both its authenticity and its integrity.

The overall form of the fortifications has been retained and displays traces of Venetian occupation, including the Old and the New Fort, but primarily interventions from the British period. The present form of the ensemble results from the works in the 19th and 20th centuries. The authenticity and integrity of the town material are primarily those of a neo-classical town.

The responsibility for protection is shared by several institutions and relevant decrees. These include the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of the Environment also relevant is the nomination of the property as world heritage from UNESCO.
Liston story
Old Town Corfu
Liston Square is the biggest and one of the most historical squares in the Balkan area. Liston is popular to visitors and a place where they can find numerous cafes and shady places to sit and have a cool drink or snack.

This stylish and aristocratic walkway will remind you of arcades in France. Liston was designed by the French engineer de Lesseps in 1807. According to tradition, this was the place where the upper class lived since it was the families whose names were listed (from λίστα, lista in Greek), were entitled to walk on the walkway.

The Liston today is a meeting place for everybody with different architecture reflects and many cultural styles that have passed through this town.
Cricket in Corfu
Cricket in Corfu has a long history, the first recorded game taking place on St. Georges Day on the 23rd of April 1823 between the British Garrison and the Royal Navy. From then on, only twelve years needed for the Corfiot’s to learn the game and start creating cricket clubs. Since 1823cricket has become a tradition in Corfu.
Corfu Beaches
Corfu Beaches
The east coast of Corfu is rugged, its cove-like beaches and in most cases small than the beaches on the west cost of Corfu. All around the island the beaches are clean and the waters are crystal clear. The west coast was sandy beaches and where the sand is the majority of the visitors spend their time. Areas with beaches like this are Kavos in the south, or Rodha, Glyfada, Kassiopi and Ipsos popular with English and Germans. On the north-east coast the best way to visit is to hire a boat.
The Highlights
• The Spianada, the biggest square in Greece, and the center of the city's life.
• The stunning beaches all around the island.
• The kantounia streets of the old town, west of the Spianada.
• The ancient churches of Corfu town and the Venetian fortresses.
• The bars and restaurants at and around Liston and in the old town
• The recitals of the Corfu Philharmonic.
We Recommend
• An early breakfast at Liston, to enjoy the quiet and the incredible morning light as the city wakes up.
• Wandering in the streets, visiting the churches, and walking around the Spianada. Have dinner behind Liston, in one of the Corfiot cuisine restaurants have a taste of Corfu with Sofrito and Pastitsada.
We Do Not Recommend
• Going to Corfu on holiday and not spending at least a day in Corfu town!
Featured Hotels in Corfu
Scrivas Apartment Corfu
The Kontokali Bay Hotel is perfectly situated for any type of holiday. At just 6 kilometres from Corfu Town, the port and Corfu’s International Airport transfer times are just 20 minutes. The whole of the island is within easy reach for those who wish to explore it by car. Corfu Town is accessible... read more
Lovely relaxing break

Kontokali Bay is an ideal place for couples (or singles) looking for a relaxing break. The setting and grounds are lovely (two private beaches, lovely infinity pool) and it's away from the busy tourist spots. Our room and our balcony were certainly big enough for our needs. Facilities in the room were limited (weak shower, lack of TV channels in English) but there was a useful safe (free to use) and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. The hotel provides beach towels free of charge, and there's also one computer with internet access available to use FOC. The staff at the hotel were always courteous and helpful, although a little lacking in warmth and friendliness - arrival consisted purely of a form to fill in then being told to follow the porter. The breakfasts were good and plentiful.
Great hotel, great staff

Hotel is rated as five star, our tour operator Olympic rates as 4.5, I would say 4 star. Food - we booked half board as were not disappointed, the selection and quality was excellent (and we don't normally like the canteen style buffets). The a la carte closed the week we arrived so can't comment. The breakfast was extensive and again very good quality. The lunchtime taverna has a wide selection of hot and cold food including really good salads. The wines are all Greek, but the house is not too bad at 12 euro. Rooms - we booked a double with sea view, again we were not disappointed, we could see the cruise ships coming into Corfu town, and over to main land Greece.
Hotel Facilities
Children Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre, Game Room, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, TV Lounge, 24 Hours Reception, Baggage Hold, Business Services, Doctor On Call, Elevator, Fax/Photocopying, Free Parking, Internet Corner, Laundry Service, Money Exchange, Rent a Car, Safe, Souvenirs/Gift Shop, Telephone, Tourist Information, Wake up calls.
Cavalieri Hotel Corfu
Cavalieri, an A' class hotel, enjoys an uninterrupted view of the sea and an unparalleled vista over the entire town, the fortress, ships far out at the sea and even the mountains of Albania. The Cavalieri hotel, which has been completely renovated recently, it is open all year around... read more
No complaints at all

I generally agree with all the comments by previous reviewers, Except for the only critical one-especially as Mikhailis could not have been more helpf...[more]
Great views and good location

We stayed here a couple of nights before going to Paxos for a week and then one night on the way back home. It is a great location with a nice stroll ...[more]
Hotel Features
Main Bar, Room Service - limited hour, TV Lounge, 24 Hours Reception, Money Exchange, Safe
Ariti Hotel Corfu
Ariti hotel is classified as a first class (or 4 stars) hotel. It comprises of 163 air-conditioned rooms, the greatest part of them newly and fully renovated. An extensive, well-furnished lounge opens on to a wide terrace, with breathtaking views over the lagoon, the airport and part of Corfu... read more
Great food, old rooms...

Well... Let's start with the personnel. All of them, were very polite and willing to help us every time we needed something. The rooms... Ohhh......[more]
Wonderful View

We have just returned from a week at the Ariti Hotel. The hotel is a 4 star one (in Greece is A Cat) but the big plus is the beautiful view of the sea...[more]
Hotel Features
Main Bar, Restaurant, Fitness Centre, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Baby-Sitting (Upon request), Free Parking, Laundry Service, Wheelchair Accesible Elevator
Coral Hotel Corfu
A beachfront family resort hotel conveniently located in the popular holiday resort area of Roda in Corfu. Situated directly on the Roda beach, the Ionian Hotel Coral is ideal for beach lovers, families and groups of friends. On the beach, the Ionian Hotel Coral boasts an excellent location just... read more
We would go back here!

We spent the last week in September at the Coral Hotel and just cannot believe some of the reviews on here! We found everyone to be friendly and helpf...[more]
If you like Mossies you'll love this place!

Having been let down by the XL collapse like so many others we had to look elsewhere for a similar priced holiday. We were originally going to Skiatho...[more]
Room Facilities
Main Bar, Restaurant, Outdoor Swimming Pool, 24 Hours Reception, Money Exchange
Scrivas Apartment Corfu
Scrivas Aparthotel is located at the island's southernmost point, over an hour from Corfu town by local bus. Kavos is one of Corfus liveliest resorts, with a long stretch of golden sand backed by tavernas, bars and holiday accommodation. From the Airport, take a Taxi to the Green Bus... read more
We like it a lot!

Cleanliness, comfort, price of accomodation,charm, friendly staff, location, good breakfast, not noisy despite of being in the town, wonderful view to the sea and mountains, vicinity to amenities and port.
Friendly staff, good locationI

liked the style of the hotel very much. The rooms were quite clean and everything was very nice.
Room Facilities
Main Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Free Parking, Telephone