The Old Town of Corfu is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greece. It was inscribed in 2007 during the 31st session.
Aside from being a capital for the island of Corfu, it is also considered as the capital for the region for all of the Ionian Islands.
Corfu Town is one of the most beautiful island capitals in Greece. Although many of the buildings were bombed by the Nazis during World War II, several sights remained intact, such as the two Venetian fortresses and the church of St. Spyridon that dates back to the 16th century.
Today, the old town of Corfu embraces at least 7,200 inhabitants and is the “historical center” of a larger area that includes 28,185 residents, stretching both inland and to the south and west. Undoubtedly, the city of Corfu remains an international tourist destination with tourists being drawn to the island by its unique beauty throughout the year. The town of Corfu includes different areas with the picturesque old town with alleyways and cobbled streets, about which many songs have been written, leaving no visitor untouched. The new city has a clear urban character and has been adapted to the current times.