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.

In the historical center, one can find a plethora of attractions. The two Venetian fortresses attract countless visitors not only because of their majestic presence, but also because various concerts and theatrical performances take place in one of them during the summer months. Spianada is the largest square in Corfu and the Balkans, while the famous Liston, a special road in the city center, impresses with its unique arches. Going for a first walk in the city, you’ll encounter the church of St. Spyridon, patron saint of the island. It’s characterized by a large bell tower. You should also visit the grave of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Free Greece.