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Corfu TownGreece

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.

Top hotels in Corfu Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kontokali, Corfu, Corfu Island
The price is £156 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Corfu hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kontokali beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Kapodistrias Museum. Port of Corfu and Dassia Beach are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (233 reviews)

"The resort is a 15 minutes ride away both from the airport and from Corfu Old Town, so very easy to reach. The setting is almost perfect. The lobby is very open and airy and leads to a big pool, which overlooks a beautiful green and hilly bay. Stairs lead to two small but nice private sandy beaches. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
Divani Corfu Palace
Divani Corfu Palace
4 out of 5
20 Nafsikas Str, Corfu, Corfu Island
The price is £76 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Panagia Vlahernon Church and Palaiopolis Museum Mon Repos. Mouse Island and Port of Corfu are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (223 reviews)

"Locality to Corfu Town, high standard of cleanliness, beautiful pool. No negative comments"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Divani Corfu Palace
Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Nuasikas street 2, Kanoni, Corfu

Located in Corfu, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mouse Island, Saint Spyridon Church and Old Fortress. Port of ...

3.6/5Good! (347 reviews)

"Beautiful property. Breakfast was excellent. Nice location and convenient to a city bus. Easy to get to town."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2019

Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel

Top Holiday Rentals in Corfu Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Govino Bay
Govino Bay
3 out of 5
8th klm Nat. Road Paleokastritsas, Corfu
The price is £38 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in Corfu, this beach aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dassia Beach, Kontokali beach and Dafnila Beach. Port of Corfu and Barbati Beach are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (32 reviews)

"This hotel was misrepresented by Expedia. 1The beach was not private, moreover, it was not possible to awim in the sea because it was polluted. This explained why there were no sun loungers or umbrellas. This was not made clear on the website. Nobody swam in the sea while we were there. 2. Room cleaning ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Govino Bay
Garitsa bay Apartment
Garitsa bay Apartment
4 out of 5
105, Alkiviadou Dari Street, Corfu, Ionian Islands

Located in Corfu, this beachfront apartment building is connected to a shopping centre, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Garitsa Grove and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Port of Corfu. ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
The right place

"What Beautiful spot. The location has an amazing view of the Garitsa Bay, the 800 yr old Fortress and the famous Corfu Palace Hotel and Casino. It's an 8€ cab to old town and has a lot of restaurants in the area. The owner is amazing and helpful. The place is super well equipped with all including ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Garitsa bay Apartment
Folies Corfu Hotel Apartments
Folies Corfu Hotel Apartments
3 out of 5
Alepou, Corfu Town, Kerkyra, Corfu, Corfu Island
The price is £42 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in Corfu, this residence is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Ionio University and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Port of Corfu. Corfu Archaeological Museum and Garitsa Grove ...

4/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"We travelled mid October, ,so end of season. We picked this place as it was close to the airport. In our booking we paid for the previous night so we could assess our room on arrival. We advised that our flight landed at 4am. We arrived but reception was closed. We telephoned the hotel and the mobile ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019

Folies Corfu Hotel Apartments

Popular places to visit in Corfu Town

Port of Corfu
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Port of Corfu

4.5/5(171 reviews)

Enjoy tranquil seafront walks, swim in the Ionian Sea and admire the views of nearby islands at Corfu Town’s peaceful port.

Old Fortress
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Old Fortress

4.5/5(90 reviews)

Wander around this centuries-old castle, which is home to British colonial landmarks, a museum of Byzantine artifacts and live music events. 

Saint Spyridon Church
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Saint Spyridon Church

4/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of Old Town with a trip to Saint Spyridon Church. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Museum of Asian Art
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Museum of Asian Art

Browse a remarkable collection of Asian art, including ceramics and textiles, and marvel at one of Corfu Town’s most impressive architectural landmarks.  

Corfu City Hall
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Corfu City Hall

Corfu City Hall is just one of the places to see in Old Town, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

New Fortress
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New Fortress

You can find out about the history of Old Town with a trip to New Fortress. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Corfu Town

Private Tour in Corfu - Half Day
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Private Tour in Corfu - Half Day

£266
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Sightseeing Ride in Corfu
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Half-Day Sightseeing Ride in Corfu

£204
Per adult
Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience
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Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience

£59
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour
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Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour

£657
Per adult
Full-Day Parga & Paxos Island Cruise
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Full-Day Parga & Paxos Island Cruise

£35
Per adult
Paxoi, Antipaxoi & Blue Caves Cruise from Corfu
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Paxoi, Antipaxoi & Blue Caves Cruise from Corfu

£36
Per adult

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