Arriving in Corfu, be sure to visit the city, which is called Kerkyra. It should be noted right away that Kerkyra is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also need to take into account one important point in order not to get confused: quite often Kerkyra is also called the same as the island on which it is located - Corfu.
Kerkyra is a port city, with Venetian fortresses on its two sides. It is one of the most interesting and original cities in Greece. Here you will find many squares and narrow streets, Venetian-style alleys with ancient stone fountains.
In the city of Corfu, there are several museums that you should definitely look into. For example, this is an archaeological museum, as well as a museum that exhibits Byzantine paintings. In addition, you will definitely be interested while visiting the Museum of Asian Art, as well as the Museum of the First President of Greece.
The city of Kerkyra is unique and original due to the fact that many different styles are mixed in its architecture. The buildings themselves are very interesting and attract tourists, and you will definitely be pleased to walk through the squares and streets of the city and admire the buildings standing here.
Usually tourists are advised to visit the city of Kerkyra during the celebration of Orthodox Easter, so that they can participate in the Ta Karnivalia festive carnival. Also, a great time to come to Kerkyra is autumn, namely September, because it is in this month that the festival of music and arts takes place here.
While in Corfu, visit also the forts of Paleo Frurio and Neo Frurio. You will also be interested in the temple of Agios Spyridon, which was built in the 16th century - this is a cathedral built in honor of St. Spyridon of Trimifuntsky, who is the patron saint of Corfu.
Go to the British Cemetery, and also sit in secluded cafes that can be found behind the building of the Museum of Asian Art.
The city of Corfu from mainland Greece and some of the islands can be reached by ferry. For more information about excursions to Kerkyra, as well as when and how you can book a tour to Corfu, you can get from our managers.