The stunning island of Corfu
Corfu Town manifests an architectural character that was strongly influenced by the Venetians, but also by England and France. A cosmopolitan town that exudes a sense of nobility, its main attractions being the Spianada Square - the largest town square of the Balkans, the old citadel (Palaio Frourio) and the new citadel (Neo Frourio), the Venetian-style City Hall (formerly,The Noble Theatre of Saint James), the Kanoni peninsula, Mon Repos, as well as the museums of Byzantine and post-Byzantine history.
The small islet in front of the Kanoni is one of Corfu's best-known attractions, on which you can find Vlacherna Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Nearby, the famous “Mouse Island” is the site of the tiny Byzantine church - known as Monastery of Pantokrator - dating back to the 11th or 12th century. Also deserving of mention is the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, an extremely beautiful palace built in the Georgian-style and a remnant of the British rule.
The Patron Saint of Corfu Town is St. Spyridon. His undamaged relics are found in his namesake’s church and are of the most unique that can be found. Each year, the relics are visited by thousands of visitors, from all over Greece and from other countries. Outside Corfu Town, exceptional locales can be found. Nestled among the attractions is the Achilleion, the palace of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth (also known as Sissi).
The region of Pelekas is famous for beautiful sunsets, whereas Paleokastritsa is known for its Byzantine citadel, Aggelokastro. Beaches of fine golden sand can be found at St Giordos of Glyfada, Lake Korission, Ayios Georgios Pagon, Marathias, Gardeno, Kassiopi, Sidari, Roda, Acharavi, Almiros, Dassia, Paleokastritsa as well as other areas. Villages in the interior of Corfu - such as Sinarades, Agios Matheos, Varipatades, Korakiana, Giannades, Karousades, Episkepsi, Chlomos, Spartilas, Lefkimmi, - exude charm and are abundant with trees and greenery.