Corfu Town in detail


The Old Town’s most eye-catching feature is the grand French-built Liston arcade, facing the Old Fort across the lawns of the Spianada and lined with packed cafes. At its northern end, the neoclassical Palace of St Michael & St George contains the excellent Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Head inland and you can lose yourself for a happy hour or two amid the maze-like alleyways, seeking out sumptuous Orthodox churches or cosy cafes as the mood takes you.

Continue southwest, skirting the mighty Neo Frourio (New Fort), to reach the New Town, busy with everyday shops and services and centring on Plateia G Theotoki (also known as Plateia San Rocco). To the south, around the curving Bay of Garitsa, the ruin-strewn Mon Repos Estate marks the site of the ancient settlement of Palaeopolis.

Joint Ticket

A great-value joint ticket for the Corfu Museum of Asian Art, Palaio Frourio, Mon Repos Estate, Antivouniotissa Museum and Archaeological Museum costs €14 and is valid for 10 days.