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What's Kerkyra like

Kerkyra or Corfu town is roughly in the centre of the east coast and just a couple of kilometers from the airport, it’s the capital of Corfu island and the largest town.

For many years the island was dominated by the Venetians and their influence is obvious in the architecture of Kerkyra, The maze like cobbled streets and the arches of The Liston are reminiscent of St Marks square and the surrounding streets in Venice. It’s very different to most Greek islands and that’s what makes it special.

Kerkyras old town became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007, it’s a beautiful place and well worth taking a trip to if you can. Within the old town there are a number of places to indulge in a bit of people watching. Pull up a seat at one of the many bars or cafes and simply watch the world go by with a nice local wine or beer.

Kerkyra caters to those that want to experience a bit of history as well as a wealth or amenities right on the door step. You wont find many large, all inclusive hotels in the main town but there is still plenty of accommodation available. It’s probably not ideal for kids as there isn’t that much to keep them entertained but for those that like to experience the culture of the Greek island then it’s perfect.

Within the old and new quarters you’ll find everything you need, from souvenir shops to historical sites, there's bakeries, supermarkets, car hire outlets and a handful of cash machines dotted around too.

If you stay here or simply visit for a day or two you’re sure to have a memorable time and get some superb photos along the way.

Kerkyra nightlife

The nightlife in Kerkyra is incredible, there's plenty of clubs and bars for your late night entertainment as well as no end of lovely restaurants for your evening meal.

You can find live music, Greek theme nights, trendy clubs with DJs and cocktails or simply pull up a table and watch the world go round with a glass of wine.

What to do around Kerkyra

Although there's no real beach in Kerkyra, there are a couple of small coves just to the east of the main harbour but you probably wouldn't want to spend the entire day there.

A visit to Kerkyra has loads of interesting things to do, there are both the Old Fortress and the New Fortress as well as The church of Saint Spyridon, the British Cemetery and Mon Repos Palace all in the town or nearby so try to include them in your day out if you want to make the most of it.

Quick look guide to Kerkyra

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Very Popular
Capital
Lots of Hotels
Variety of Nightlife
Choice of Restaurants
Assortment of Shops
Live Music
Karaoke
Greek Dancing
Night Clubs
Harbour
Marina
Historical Site
Museum
Church
Traditional
Great Views
Picturesque
Boat Tours
Boat Hire
Cash Machine
Vehicle Hire

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