Get prepared for a lifetime experience in the island of Corfu!
Corfu is hands down one of the most beautiful Greek islands with majestic nature, historical landmarks and enchanting beaches leaving no rest for fellow travelers and explorers. However, before you head out discovering every hidden gem, you must first get in touch with its beating heart through the top things to do in Corfu Old Town, for discovering the true essence of our island.
There are so many things to do in Corfu Old Town, but most importantly so many things to experience as it will feel like you have time traveled in the era of kings, countesses, noblemen and noblewomen walking through these cobblestone streets.
This atmospheric city is a UNESCO World Heritage site with vast history behind it that dates back to the Byzantine and Venetian times. The Venetian and British influence is evident throughout the city’s architectural structure in the form of stately neoclassical mansions that have been well-preserved and make Corfu Old Town the highlight of the island.
Narrow paved streets, the so-called “kantounia”, neoclassical residences, traditional churches and lots of historical museums are just some of the iconic trademarks of our eminent city. Corfu Old Town is divided into two areas. One being the Old Fortress at the northeastern side of the town, and the other is the New Fortress, at the southern side of the town.
Lose yourself in the quaint alleyways of the Campiello neighborhood and walk your way to the Spianada Square, as all streets will lead you there. Spianada Square is the biggest square in Greece and, probably, of the Balkans! There you will find the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, the Maitland Rotunda and Liston promenade.
Liston promenade is the definite must-visit at the western side of Spianada Square, marking the center of Corfu Old Town. This place is actually a meeting point for the locals and the most popular attraction of the city for tourists. There are so many things to do in Corfu Old Town and you’ll discover them for yourselves as you saunter around in between breaks for having a coffee at one of the many elegant cafes.
Last but not least, one of the iconic landmarks of Corfu Old Town, is the 15th-century Venetian Fortress that you should not skip visiting when in the capital. Built to protect the island from invaders, the imposing castle offers a library, music school, and church to explore. Head to the museum to admire the masterpiece paintings and sculptures from the Byzantine era, and don’t neglect to capture awe-inspiring panoramic photos of our historical town.
All the things to do in Corfu Old Town will make you rich in lifetime experiences and memories. As for playing back all these precious moments, we invite you to rest your restless traveler’s soul with an elegant stay at Mayor Hotels and fulfill your holiday dreams of visiting Corfu to the utmost.