Corfu Town is the capital of the island (Kerkira in Greek) and it is one of the largest, most populated (30,000 inhabitants) towns of the Ionian Islands and one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Greece. Built on a promontory, the town displays a unique architecture which is strongly influenced from the different dominations, such as the Sicilian, the Venetian, the French and the English ones. From those times, the city has kept many of its imposing buildings, elegant mansions, superb palaces, French-style flowered squares and beautiful fortresses. All that amalgam of architectural style gives to Kerkira a unique charm, character and atmosphere that reminds of the glamorous Naples.
The square of the Esplanade (also called Spianada) is the the largest square in the Balkans. It was designed according to the French garden architecture, with many trees and flower pots. It is surrounded by sumptuous buildings, imposing monuments and an old Venetian fortress which marks the beginning of the modern town.
Many other interesting monuments adorn the city, the Town Hall, the Square of the Saints, the Ionian Academy and the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint Georges. The area is filled with beautiful Venetian neighborhoods such as Kanoni where are the ruins of the Ancient city or the beautiful Mandouki. With all these treasures and marvels, Corfu Town is among the most important and beautiful towns of Greece, having innumerable sights and charms to offer its visitors.