Corfu, located on the north western side of the country, is an island that enjoys a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character with a parallel but different history with mainland Greece.
While the mainland was occupied by the Ottoman Empire, Corfu and other islands of the Ionian Sea were occupied by the Venetians who ruled the island for four centuries and still influence the town of Corfu to the day with an Italian feel.
Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kassiopi and Acharavi are some of the popular tourist places on the northern side of the island, while the inland is dotted with lovely villages, sights and attractions. Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style.
The Old Town is a gem for sightseeing, with the two Venetian fortresses, the interesting museums, Spianada Square and Liston Street as well as the wonderful paved street which is a copy of Rue de Rivoli in Paris.
In a street beside Liston, there is the church of Agios Spyridon, protector of the island. The Jewish quarters are also worth a visit. On a hill above the town, you may visit the famous Kanoni and marvel the wonderful views to the small church of Vlacherna and the famous Pontikonissi.
Liston is an attractive part of the town running along the Spianada, shaded by trees and partly covered by arcades. With its many restaurants and cafés, it is a perfect spot to simply unwind and watch the world go by….