Corfu Town

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Corfu town is one of the most interesting cities in Greece due to the heavy influence of the Venetians who for centuries controlled the island. Like the other Ionian islands Corfu was never occupied by the Turks, which gives it a character very different from the rest of Greece. But Corfu town has seen other influences as well including the British, the Normans, the French, and the Greeks and Romans whose ancient buildings are still in evidence in several archaeology sites and the excellent archaeological museum. The population of the town is about 30.000 and is quite cosmopolitan compared to the other Greek islands.

It is an interesting mixture of old tavernas, new cafeterias, discos, clubs and shops of all types plus an amazing old city that sits in a protected area between the two fortresses.
The town really resembles an Italian city though their are other influences such as the Liston, the building which borders the main esplanade or Spianada, built by the French, which houses some of the finest cafeterias and restaurants in Corfu island.

On the esplanade itself the men compete in weekend cricket matches, the only place in Greece where the sport is played. Corfu town has well-developed facilities for tourists.
There are numerous hotels to stay & even various B&B options. There are several interesting museums in town and two major fortresses as well as numerous small squares and fountains. The town itself was built so that it could be defended. The buildings in the old city remain intact and wandering through the narrow streets is like a lesson in history and architecture.

Aquis Mon Repos Palace   
The adults-only hotel is located at the tip of Garitsa Bay, within 1 km from the scenic Old Town of Corfu. It features a small freshwater pool with sun loungers, an elegantly decorated restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with a balcony. The famous Mon Repos and the Roman Baths are located at 1 km. Car rental services can be provided and free public parking can be found on site.

Corfu Palace Hotel 
Overlooking Garitsa Bay, this 5-star hotel in Corfu Town offers a thalassotherapy spa centre, an outdoor pool and fine dining. All the elegantly appointed rooms enjoy Ionian Sea views and free Wi-Fi. Guests can challenge their luck at the fully equipped casino of the oom facilities include air conditioning, a satellite TV and hairdryer. 24-hour room service is available.

Corfu Mare Boutique Hotel
This adults-only complex is a newly renovated boutique hotel, ideally situated in a quiet area just 2.5 km from Corfu Town. With views over the Ionian Sea, it features a pool and hot tub with fresh water. Refreshments and light meals are available to enjoy on the pool deck. The private parking area and the strategic location near Corfu Town make the Hotel the ultimate relaxation destination.

Bella Venezia Hotel
Centrally located, just steps from Corfu Town's central square "Spianada", this restored historical mansion offers comfortable rooms with breakfast included, within a lovely garden setting. The hotel's excellent location is just a short walk from Corfu's most important attractions, including the museums and fortresses. There are also many restaurants, shops and cafés nearby.





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