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Corfu Town

Explore the principal town of Corfu, which is home to an architecturally impressive Old Town, art galleries, history museums and a lively café culture.  

The capital and cultural heart of the Greek island of Corfu is Corfu Town (aka Kerkyra). It’s a town of walkable cobblestone streets that wind around a picturesque headland. Discover a legacy of architectural masterpieces bequeathed by the British, French and Italians. Visit museums showcasing the island’s diverse history. Shop for artisanal jewelry or dine in some of the island’s best cafés and restaurants.

Start your visit in the Old Town, a scenic district of regal mansions, elegant palaces and imposing fortresses. Go to Spianada Square, where British rulers once played games of cricket. Stroll along the impressive Liston Promenade. Its arcaded terraces host some of Corfu’s chicest cafés, which are ideal for having a coffee while watching the variety of people roaming the square. Wander the streets that lead from Liston Promenade to discover gold, jewelry and handicraft shops.

Cross the small sea-moat and visit the Venetian-style Old Fortress. Here you’ll find notable landmarks such as St. George’s Church, a Roman temple and the ruins of a British-built hospital. Climb the battlements to enjoy panoramic views and sightings of mainland Greece and Albania. Visit the fortress during the summer months to enjoy live music events. 

Spot a fascinating collection of Asian objects at the Museum of Asian Art, housed in the neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and St. George. At the Byzantine Museum, investigate the displays of religious icons dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Visit the British Cemetery, which offers a poignant reminder of former British occupancy. Catch a bus to the Kanoni Peninsula and visit the Museum of Paleopolis, where you can walk amid temple ruins.

Located on the eastern coast of Corfu, the town is often the first port of call for visitors to the island. Ferries arrive regularly from the Greek mainland and the town is home to Corfu International Airport. Corfu Town is also a gateway to the island’s idyllic beaches. Catch a local bus to nearby Kontokali Bay or a ferry to the quiet bays of Vido Island.

Accommodation in Corfu Town

If you're not sure where to stay, browse our Corfu Town lodging options. There are no less than 147 places to select from in this much-loved destination.

The Corfu Luxury Villas and the Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort will appeal to those who enjoy the finer things in life and want to maximize their relaxation time on the island. Alternatively, if you're after a bargain, the Dassia Beach and the Royal Boutique Hotel are two great low-cost options.


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Bretagne £48
Bretagne

Bretagne

27 Georgaki Garitsa, Corfu
     
    3.5
    of 5, from 197 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Corfu, this hotel is close to Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis, Palaiopolis Museum Mon Repos and Corfu Archaeological Museum. Also nearby are Ionio University and Corfu Public Library.

    Arcadion Hotel £62
    Arcadion Hotel

    Arcadion Hotel

    2, Vlasopoulou Str. & Kapodistriou Str., Corfu
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 136 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Corfu, this hotel is steps away from Municipal Gallery of Corfu, Spianada Square and Kolla Square.

      Atlantis Hotel £53
      Atlantis Hotel

      Atlantis Hotel

      48, Xenofontos Stratigou St, Corfu
         
        3.6
        of 5, from 279 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Port of Corfu.

        Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa £130
        Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa

        Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa

        Kontokali, Corfu
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 96 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          By the sea, nestled on a private beach, this Corfu hotel is near area attractions such as Kapodistrias Museum, Dassia Beach and Aqualand. Area attractions also include Port of Corfu and Ionio University.

          Arion Hotel Corfu £56
          Arion Hotel Corfu

          Arion Hotel Corfu

          Sxerias 6 Mon Repo, Corfu
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 122 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the airport, in Corfu, this hotel is close to Archaeological Museum of Paleopolis, Corfu Public Library and Corfu City Hall. Also nearby are Palaiopolis Museum Mon Repos and Serbian Museum.

            Konstantinoupolis Hotel £60
            Konstantinoupolis Hotel

            Konstantinoupolis Hotel

            11, Zavitsianou Street, Corfu
               
              3.9
              of 5, from 56 reviews
              2.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Corfu, this hotel is steps away from New Fortress and Museum of Ceramic Art. Municipal Gallery of Corfu and Corfu City Hall are also within 10 minutes.

              Cavalieri Hotel £88
              Cavalieri Hotel

              Cavalieri Hotel

              4 Capodistriou Street, Corfu
                 
                3.7
                of 5, from 91 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the mountains, this hotel is steps away from Corfu Public Library, Spianada Square and Serbian Museum.

                Telesilla Hotel £48
                Telesilla Hotel

                Telesilla Hotel

                Kontokali, Corfu
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 34 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach in Corfu, this hotel is close to Kapodistrias Museum, Aqualand and Dassia Beach. Area attractions also include Port of Corfu and Ionio University.

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