Top ChoiceMuseum in Corfu Town

Corfu Museum of Asian Art

Home to stunning artefacts ranging from prehistoric bronzes to works in onyx and ivory, this excellent museum occupies the central portions of the Palace of St Michael and St George. One gallery provides a...

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Palaio Frourio

The rocky headland that juts east from Corfu Town is topped by the Venetian-built 14th-century Palaio Frourio. Before that, already enclosed within massive stone walls, it cradled the entire Byzantine city. A...

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Venetian Well

Corfu Town’s finest special-occasion restaurant has a beautifully faded square to itself, hidden away near the cathedral and complete with a genuine Venetian well. The exquisite contemporary approach to cuisine...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Corfu Town


Right next to the market and a fishmongers, this is an easy-going, youthful place to eat inventive and truly superb seafood such as prawn tortellini with wild-mushroom sauce or the unexpectedly delightful octopus...

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Firi Firi – The Beer House

Sample local and imported beers, either inside the custard-coloured villa at the foot of the steps leading up to the Neo Frourio or at the terraced tables beside the neighbouring church; if you find it hard to...

Top ChoiceJuice Bar in Corfu Town

Antonis Toursas Juice Bar

Brilliant little juice bar that has boxes of fruit piled up outside like a fruit shop (which it also is). Pick your five a day and get them blended straight up into a juice to enjoy at the small bar.

Top ChoiceSpices in Corfu Town

Sweet’n’Spicy Bahar

Gloriously aromatic spice and condiment shop, run by an ever-so-enthusiastic Greek-Canadian-Lebanese woman with a palpable love for devising her own enticing mixes of Greek and imported spices.

Top ChoiceArt in Corfu Town

Corfu Gallery

Fabulous sculptures, paintings and objets d'art are sold at this gallery. The pieces are uniformly expensive, but you're welcome to just browse.

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Corfu Town

Achilleion Palace

Set atop a steep coastal hill 12km south of Corfu Town, the Achilleion Palace was built during the 1890s as the summer palace of Austria's empress Elisabeth, the niece of King Otto of Greece. The palace's two...

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Pane & Souvlaki

Arguably the Old Town’s best-value budget option (the locals rave), with outdoor tables on the town-hall square, this quick-fire restaurant does exactly what its name suggests, serving up three skewers of chicken...

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Mikro Café

You can smell the coffee beans roasting from 25m down the street, and whether your favoured beverage comes from these beans or is something a little more alcoholic, the Old Town holds no finer spot for drinking...

Palace in Corfu Town

Palace of St Michael & St George

Palace of St Michael & St George

Beyond the northern end of the Spianada, the smart Regency-style Palace of St Michael and St George was built by the British from 1819 onwards, to house the high commissioner and the Ionian Parliament. It’s now...

Architecture in Corfu Town


Corfu Town owes the elegant, photogenic Liston, the arcade that lines the northern half of the Spianada, to neither the Venetians nor the British but to the French. Designed during the brief Napoleonic occupation...

Arts & Crafts in Corfu Town

Icon Gallery

True to its name, this hole-in-the-wall boutique sells stunning icons, handmade by an artists' co-op, as well as fine heraldic art and antiques. Some of the icons have a distinctly modern twist – Adam being...

Park in Corfu Town

Mon Repos Estate

This park-like wooded estate 2km around the bay south of the Old Town was the site of Corfu’s most important ancient settlement, Palaeopolis. More recently, in 1921, the secluded neoclassical villa that now holds...

House in Corfu Town

Corfu Living History

This town house has been remodelled to illustrate the daily lives of a fictitious merchant family from the mid-19th century. Enthusiastic guides make the whole experience fun and informative, while in each room...

Museum in Corfu Town

Antivouniotissa Museum

Home to an outstanding collection of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons and artefacts, the exquisite, timber-roofed Church of Our Lady of Antivouniotissa has a double role as church and museum. It stands atop a...

Gallery in Corfu Town

Municipal Art Gallery I

Make the effort to find this gallery – it's entered from the exterior on the eastern side of the Palace of St Michael and St George. You’ll be rewarded with a handful of high-quality Byzantine icons, including...

Museum in Corfu Town

Archaeological Museum

Built in the 1960s, Corfu Town’s Archaeological Museum has finally reopened after nearly a decade of renovations. The result of this work is a modern and well-lit museum (although some of the English labelling is...

Taverna in Corfu Town

To Tavernaki tis Marinas

The stone walls, hardwood floors and cheerful staff lift the ambience of this taverna. Check the daily specials, or choose anything from mousakas (baked layers of aubergine or courgette, minced meat and potatoes...