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Sightseeing in Corfu - what to see. Complete travel guide

This is one of the most popular and modern resorts that attracts its guests by magnificent landscapes, high level of service and wide choice of entertainments that are able to fit any taste and budget. On summer you will always see here numerous tourists including many people coming from our country. If you look at this place from high above, its shape will remind you a sickle. In different periods of Corfu’s history the life and culture of this place have been changed due to influence of Britain, France, Greece, and Italy. That’s why this place features a tremendous contrast of cultures that can be seen simply everywhere – in architecture, culinary, art.
Many interesting historical and religious sites have been preserved on the island, as well as unique archaeological and incredibly beautiful natural sites. Unique architectural and … Open
The old part of the city reminds old Venice. It was built in the 14th century, so here you can see rows of living houses decorated with red tiled roofs. Liston Street is the central street of this place. This street is a twin one to Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Here you will see the same arched gallery with numerous restaurants, bars and café. Visiting Archeology Museum will also become one of the most entertaining activities. Here you will be able to see Artemis Temple built in 590 BC as well as many other interesting findings. One more museum that is worth visiting, is devoted to Asian art.
On summer people can visit performances of the oldest orchestra in Greece. The concerts usually take place in Esplanade. Nightlife lovers are recommended to visit the northern part of the island. Best discos and performances are organized in night clubs of Gouvia. If you prefer to spend your rest in calmness and solitude, the central part of Corfu is simply created for you. This is a true recreational zone where you can walk in olive groves and grape plantations, see date palms and pomegranate trees, and even enjoy wonderful orchids – there are over 40 sorts of them here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In addition to magnificent beaches, Corfu is ready to offer tourists a lot of opportunities for interesting entertainment. It has several excellent water parks, one of the best is Aqualand. … Open
Lovers of historical sites can go on an excursion to the charming town of Corfu, which was founded in the 8th century. Now the entire territory of this town is a UNESCO site. The oldest streets, whose location has not changed for more than a thousand years are preserved here. Walking along such streets, you can see a lot of beautiful old houses. In many of them today there are craft shops, stores and restaurants of national cuisine.
An outstanding historical site is the Venetian Fort of Paleo Frurio, whose construction took place in the 15th - 16th centuries. The very first defensive structure on this site was built in the 8th century. The fort is located in a very picturesque area, at the foot of the hill. Some of the buildings of the fortress were destroyed, and some historical buildings have been preserved. Here, you can see a very beautiful Church of St. George.
1. The best time to visit Corfu is the period between May and September. During this time, all beaches are open to holidaymakers, seasonal hotels and restaurants work, and a full range of … Open
One of the most beautiful architectural complexes is the Palace of Achillion. It was built in 1890 by the order of Amalia Elizabeth of Bavaria. This luxurious palace with large windows, tall columns and a snow-white façade has never ceased to amaze with its luxury for more than a hundred years. It was the favorite residence of the Austrian Empress, and after her death, the residence was taken over by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Currently, the palace is an interesting museum, which presents a rich collection of antique furniture, antique dishes and works of art. The palace is surrounded by a lush garden with palm trees and exotic plants.
The Corfu people liked Walks through the main cities of Corfu can be diversified with an exciting trip to the Island of Ponticonisi, which is known under the unofficial name Mouse Island, by many travelers. This unusual name of the island was due to its miniature size. Its entire territory can be walked on foot in just a few minutes. On the island, there is a small old castle. It literally drowns in the abundance of trees and plants.
On Corfu, the most interesting shopping opportunities are available in shops offering original local products. The island is famous for its first-class jewelry stores, and the N. Koulouris … Open
The most romantic attraction on the island is the Love Channel, the so-called beautiful narrow bay with water of azure color, which is located near the beach of Sidari. In this bay, there is a small sandy beach, whose water is always very warm, even on the coldest days.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Corfu
♥   Castle 'Annunziata Tower' Corfu, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Old Fortress' Corfu, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'New Fortress' Corfu, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gardiki Castle' southwestern Corfu, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Butrint Castle' , 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Corfu
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Pindou' , 95 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou' , 99.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Tzoumerkon-Peristeriou kai charadras Arachthou (Zoni III)' , 105.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Many tourist destinations are located in the territory of Attica – the capital region of the country. The most famous landmarks of the region include Delphi and the Apollo Temple, the Oracle and the Sybil Stone. … Open
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