Corfu Town (or Kerkyra) is the capital of Corfu and an UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated to the east of the island, being the midpoint between North and South Corfu. It is the largest town on the island while permanent residents are about 30,000.
In the town you will find the main shopping facilities, the port as well as the island’s airport. The town itself is a mixture of Venetian and French architecture and is a maze of narrow streets.
The 16th-century Fortress dominates the town and port area. The central Liston square was built by the French according to the style of Rue de Rivoli in Paris. In the centre of the square there is a cricket ground, indicating the British influence on Corfu.
Many narrow streets radiate in all directions and Liston, while this square is famous for the variety of small shops particularly the jewelry shops, selling locally handmade, gold items. Just off the Liston is the Church of Saint Spyridon, where the remains of the island’s patron saint are kept. This impressive Church is the most famous and visited church on Corfu.