The city of Corfu is characterized by a strong Venetian style as well as many English and French influences.

It is a cosmopolitan city that exudes a sense of nobility with numerous main attractions such as the large Spianada Square, which is the largest square in the Balkans, the Old and New Fortress, the City Hall (San Giacomo Theater), the Canoni, the Mon Repo and the Museums of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History.

Right in front of Kanoni lies probably the most famous attraction of Corfu, the islet where the church of Panagia of Vlacherna is located, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land.

A little further away, but clearly visible, stands the famous Pontikonisi, on which the small church of the Pantocrator of the 11th-12th century can be admired. Other important attractions are the Palaces of Michael and George (Georgian style), arguably some the most beautiful palaces left behind by the British. As far as the local cuisine is concerned, the most notable traditional dishes of Corfiot cuisine are “pastitsada”, “sofrito” and “burdeto”.

The city of Corfu boasts a population of 28,185 inhabitants and is one of the oldest urban centers in Greece. The patron saint of the city is Agios Spyridon.

Noteworthy locations can be found outside the city as well with attractions of great historical value such as Achilles, the palace of Empress Elizabeth (Sissy) of Austria. The area of Pelekas is famous for its breathtaking sunset view while in Paliokastritsa stands the Byzantine fortress Angelokastro. The wonderful beaches with fine “golden” sand are also definitely worth mentioning.


source: wikipedia