Holidays in Corfu Town
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Holidays in Corfu Town
Corfu Town on the island of Corfu, Greece. The town’s vibrant, eclectic atmosphere boasts a wide variety of influences, having been under the control of the Venetians for centuries, as well as British, Normans, French and Romans. The result is a very cosmopolitan place, with a mix of old and new.
Corfu Town benefits from very warm temperatures, which reach 30-33 Celsius in the summer.
Things to do in Corfu Town
As somewhere steeped in such history, the best way to see it is to stroll through the streets and take in the historical buildings, including a sixteenth century Venetian fortress and chapels. The St Sprydon’s Church is home to the island’s ‘mummified’ patron saint, and well worth a visit to learn about the history of the town.
Visit the ‘Old Town’ area of Corfu Town, which is home to the Liston and Esplanade. The Liston is a promenade of cafes, where you can enjoy a great drink and some excellent people watching time. The Esplande is the largest square in Europe.
There are lots of excellent shopping opportunities in Corfu Town, with many sophisticated and chic boutiques, as well the local produce, including jewellery, honey, figs, and handmade lace.
Many different tastes and cuisines are catered for in Corfu Town, with plenty of great restaurants to try. Fish is very popular, and a local delicacy, especially small fried fish, shellfish and calamari. The traditional Greek tipple is Ouzo, and there are many tavernas serving it.
Corfu Town has a busy, bustling nightlife, with many restaurants and bars, and evenings tend to revolve around a long dinner. For discos and clubs, head to the commercial centre just out of town. There are also clubs between Corfu Town and the beach resort of Gouvia.
Music lovers can enjoy free concerts by the town’s orchestras on the Esplanade during the summer, or for another alternative night out, try the Casino Holiday Palace a few miles out of town.
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