CORFU OLD TOWN
Corfu Town itself is a contrasting combination of old and new that exist side by side in perfect harmony offering something for every taste. An abundance of sandy and pebbled beaches line the 200 km coastline, as does the clear blue water, ideal for swimming and water sports. Exploration of the island rewards visitors with some of the most spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. A trip into the heart of the islands villages offers insight into the traditional Corfiot village life. In some places, time seems to have stood still and everyday life carries on much as it had for hundreds of years.
Located just 20 minutes or 14 kms from the Grecotel hotels, Corfu Town (Kerkyra) is a principal port and the largest town in the Ionian islands. It is built between two Venetian castles, having its own unique atmosphere. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are showing all a clear Italian influence. The old Town of Corfu was announced as a Town of UNESCO in 2007, a fact of great significance.