Corfu Old Town
Corfu Old Town
4.5
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Soak up the romantic Mediterranean vibes and architecture along the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the labyrinth of historic houses, bars and restaurants, and quaint little shops selling souvenirs, Greek food, olive wood, and handcrafted goods. From the old town, you can visit the Old and New Fortresses that offer a slice of Corfu's maritime history, and amazing views of the town and sea; Spianada Square is also a great spot for people-watching and is a stone’s throw away from the Corfu Museum of Asian Art—all of which are typical stops on a tour of Corfu. – Tripadvisor
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  • Jo McT
    Darlington, United Kingdom23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place for a wander around
    We visited Corfu town for the day whilst we were on holiday about an hour away from the town. It's an old town with a mixture of shops, cafes and historical places (church, castle etc). Quite small in the main area so a few hours will suffice to get a good look round.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • noddy 1959
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore Corfu old town at your leisur
    Old Corfu town is very quaint with lots of narrow streets lined with individual shops. We stayed in an AirBnB in the town centre which was an ideal location for seeing the sites. Having hired a car we found a private car lot nearby to our accommodation and parked there for 3 days. Old Corfu town is definitely worth a visit, however can become extremely busy when the cruise ships are in port.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Ian P
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Town
    One of the most beautiful small towns I have ever visited. The streets are packed with lovely shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. Lovely Venetian architecture with quaint side streets to wander around. Nightlife is buzzing! Just beautiful!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • sungym
    87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit
    Beautiful old town to walk round with cobbled streets. Lots of restaurants & shops to wander around. Lovely harbour. We did an evening trip from Kavos, cost 15 euros each for the return trip. Leaving Kavos at 6pm takes an hour to get there, leaving Kavos at 11.30 pm for the return. There are earlier times available
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, California844 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun walk with lots of shopping opportunities
    The Old Town of Corfu is an attractive shopping and restaurant area with narrow walkways. Lots of tourists but everyone seems on reasonably good behavior and is friendly. There are a variety of shopping alternatives and the opportunity to compare prices since there are at least two similar stores on almost every block. Quality of goods seem a plus. Because of buildings, there is less heat beating on you in this area so walking around can be pleasant. Many good choices for food and drink as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Kendot52
    Denton, Texas406 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Corfu, Greece - An old city worth your time
    This ancient town is full of interesting places to see and experience. The Old Town has narrow streets with beautiful architecture and history at every turn. The twists and turns were easy to be lost in, but we always knew we would find our way out. It's exciting, not intimidating. Small restaurants and shops everywhere and worth your time.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely escape from the sun
    A lovely place to escape to, have a walk down the alleyways and see what you can find. Plenty of small shops selling everything from (olive) wood sculptures to typical Greek towels with a lot of souvenir shops. You won’t have to walk far to find somewhere to sit and have an ice cream/pizza/Greek coffee. When it’s a very hot day the shaded roads and air conditioned shops are a lovely escape. If you go after 6-7pm it becomes alive again and much more lively. We even found live music to listen to.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • miri C
    London, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Corfu Town
    Beautiful Corfu Town is unique and historical with so much to see and do. The buildings with Venetian influence are so pretty. It was nice strolling through the many picturesque narrow streets. Lots of nice restaurants, bars and shops selling local produce such as honey, olive oil and much more. A great selection of delicious ice cream to choose from. A must see is St. Spiridon Church, the patron saint of Corfu. On certain days open air events take place on the square and the marching band was amazing. Spending time at Liston in the evening and enjoying cooling drinks was so nice. The Corfiot locals were very friendly. Wonderful place, can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 10, 2023
  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom322 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to explore for half a day
    The Old Town is fascinating to meander around. Lots of alley ways, interesting shops, picturesque settings. Lots of little court yards with cafes, or tavernas. There's lots of things to see, such as museums, churches, forts etc. We arrived before 10.00 on a wednesday morning and the car park near the Old Fort was queuing to get in, so we parked near the Old Port, which was maybe a 5 - 10 minute walk away. We spent all morning walking around, looking at the Old Fort, St Spyros Church, Asian Art Museum and stopped for a drink and then for lunch. It was hot, but the AC at the museum was really good! We then escaped the crowds and headed to a beach on the East coast, on our way home.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • ale r
    Lecco, Italy185 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half day visit
    Nice place to visit and spendere few hours. Walk in the streets, taste local food,shopping. You can walk the center in 2/3 hours. Da vedere la ex fortezza btitannica sul promontorio. Dal Porto poi 10 min a predicted
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
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SteveJ7300
Derbyshire, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I genuinely have fallen in love with Corfu Town! I have now visited Corfu twice and the highlight has always been wandering the Town. The first visit I went to all or most of the places that interested me and the second I went to the English Cemetery (got bitten death) and into some of the churches.
For me, the pleasure was finding the back streets and escaping. Far too many English cities and Towns seem not to be lived in and yet here you find yourself immersed in real life. There are some lovely small coffee shops and restaurants up these streets.

I probably would not visit Corfu as an Island before, but I will miss this beautiful Town
Written October 22, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK25,362 contributions
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Aug 2021 • Couples
The Old Town of Corfu is a UNESCO is a World Cultural Heritage Monument it, is classified as one most important  fortified city/ports in the Mediterranean.

There is so much to see and do here, the big four main attractions are the old and new Fortress's, Cathedral of Saint Spyridon and the Palace of Saint Michael & Saint George, however there is so much more.

Along the ancient streets and lanes there is always something for visitors to see, statues, monuments, churches, ruins, historic buildings and numerous other landmarks and sights, including  the Jewish Quarter.

As well as the lanes and streets there is also the Spinada (park), with it's monuments and statues to take a stroll around. Not forgetting The Liston, with it's wonderful architecture.

Every type of shop fills the arched acarades along the street.

In need of a break from sightseeing then visit one the many bars, restaurants and cafes.

We did visit the Old Town a number of times during our holiday, found it to be fascinating and steeped in history.
Written September 18, 2021
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,043 contributions
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Nov 2019
This is a lovely old town. Countless historic buildings, the whole area is quite compact, so it's very easy to walk and navigate.

Lots of restaurants, shops & more cater to the visitors. Bring some time to find some good products. Besides the usual tourist stuff (I don't mind them, why not) you also can find some real local arts & crafts as well as very good food for fair prices.

The easiest way to get in is coming from the small park "Spianada" on the east end of the old town, just beside the old Venetian Fortress. The main drag leading into the old part is the "Evgeniou Voulgareos". From there it's fun to stroll around, go left and right and get lost in this beautiful part of Corfu with cobbled streets and lanes.
Don't miss out on the Bell Tower, the St.-Spyridon-Church and the Palazzo di San Michele e San Giorgio.

For good, authentic food view with a views head just out of town in the north and visit the "Veranda Taverna" for some good little fish and Moussakka.

Lovely town, we'll be back.
Written March 25, 2020
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We came here on a mini bus late one afternoon - one we'd bought tickets for up in Acharavi. On alighting from the bus the driver made a special point of warning me not to start drinking beer until much later in the evening. Wise advice. Did I look like a rowdie with my son, step daughter and her daughter in tow with me?

Anyway from where we parked we had only a few meters to walk into the extended tourist souvenirs market which they call Corfu Old town. Lots of narrow streets with large cobbled pavement slabs (some quite slippery), loads of kitschy shops, bars, restaurants and anything else to attract the tourists. One thing they didn't seem to have are any toilets. The only ones that I could find were hidden behind the marble statue of Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenberg standing majestically outside the Old Fortress.

We spent a minimal amount of time in the Old Town itself. It was really very busy with tourists. But we did find a lively restaurant squeezed in amongst all the buildings where we enjoyed a nice Italian meal. I steered cleared of the beer... And later that evening, after I had sneaked in a quick pint in a bar close by, we managed to get back to the bus stop at the allotted time for our journey back up to the north of the island.
Written August 9, 2022
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Harriet
Exeter, UK140 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Awful experience. It was absolutely heaving, walking tours everywhere just crowding the streets up. An army of coaches along the road, eluding to just how crowded it was going to be. The fortress was a nice “ahh that’s cool” moment but the giant queue put us off exploring beyond that.

We had a coffee and got lashed at by a Greek woman who had allegedly reserved the seat by leaving a glass of tap water on it. The service wasn’t particularly friendly but it was nice to escape the hustle and bustle.

We braved the shops, declining fake designer bags, fake football shirts and extortionately priced tourist tat. There wasn’t anything remotely unique- the same stuff was stocked in different shops. You could barely get in and out of the shops, and we frequently got split up by people barging inbetween us.

We tried to grab lunch somewhere but most places were either full or slapped in the middle of the crowds. I certainly don’t want a German tourist’s bum in front of my face whilst I make my way through a moussaka.

We eventually settled on the Europe Cafe. What a mistake that was. Appalling service, with children begging throughout the meal. One pizza was raw, covered in uncooked bacon and chunks of pepper. It was inedible. No one asked if our food was ok, and after a half hour wait, someone finally asked if we wanted to take the uneaten pizza home with us. We explained the issue and there was no apology, no remorse for serving awful food, just attitude. Eventually he came back and asked us to pay, saying we wouldn’t have to pay for the pizza. This was a fair resolution, but it was such hostile service, and we had been very polite up until that point.

Negotiating more beggars, we grabbed some water from a kiosk. Apparently 80cents is complicated change, so we waited ages for that- I think perhaps it’s a ploy to make tourists abandon waiting and to just tell them to keep the change.

It was a run down, money grabbing town and not one I would visit again, or recommend to anyone. The worst day of our holiday and we regret wasting a day going.
Written August 24, 2022
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RobsGoodlife
Saffron Walden, UK52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Pedestrianised in the main so easy to wander through to shop (tourist crafts,clothes, fruit and vegetables, groceries, local produce ) eat (cafes, restaurants, bars,ice cream and bakery / cake lines) from around 10am -10 pm. Prices of eating establishments generally very reasonable but you can go budget to high brow just look out for unrequested items and send them back immediately and check you havent been asked to pay for them despite this. The popular one is bread (usually very cheap but not everyone can eat it) or bottled water. We got caught by a bar that served us some sides which we took to be complimentary but actually were €10.
Look out for the odd car, delivery scooter or bike whizzing through. Felt very safe even after dark and not being hassled to enter premises was a plus. Goes from quiet to really busy especially when up to 4 cruise liners arrive and leave in one day. A bit oppressive on hot days because there was little breeze passing through but plenty of shade in all the little lanes and alleys where you could get lost briefly.
A UNESCO site but seems quite run down and shabby and could do with investing all the tourist dollars that must flood into the area. Whilst the streets are clean they are uneven underfoot and many buildings needed attention to exteriors.
Written September 26, 2023
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Culture574278
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was my last stop of much island hopping this year. I have seen beautiful clean islands that are very well cared for by its residents. Corfu has a history and that’s what makes it beautiful. However, the sewer system is not kept so there is a stench of human feces at all times when it was never like that previously. There are many roaches in the main city, when it was never like that previously ( and mostly come out at night) that I decided to not buy food from there any longer. As I walked, the tile paths are full of gum. The paint on the building are beyond over due and graffiti has taken over. There is literally a lot of garbage between buildings and paths when it was never like that before . The traffic lights have no light. The light poles that should be lighting roads and residencies are not lit when it wasn’t like that before. I was charged 60 euro one way to get to my studio apartment from airport to Paliokastritsa, therefore obligated to rent a car for multiple days. Corfu residents are rude and have zero patience. I used to live here 10 yrs ago, and I came back due to nostalgia. I regret wasting my money, because I saw an island that is completely neglected, where its residents are completely ignorant to their own island. My daughters are in their early 20’s and have encountered many youth, that have left or planning to leave the island. From all three of my daughters friends, they were able to connect with only one friend because none have stayed or returned to the island of Corfu. I wonder what will happen in 20 years when Corfu residents retire, and there is no one to continue the money flow of the island’s earnings. I refuse to come back till things change. If that is to never see this island again, so be it. I wasted money to get very disappointed in the efforts of these people. What Corfu was before, it seems like it will never be again. Very sad.
Written June 19, 2023
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ATLpch
Atlanta, GA1,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Corfu Old Town is a great place to spend 2 or 3 days sightseeing before heading to the beach towns on the island. We really enjoyed the Venetian architecture, visiting the museums, and seeing the colors of the town change from morning, sunset, and nighttime. At night, the locals families and children come out to stroll and the day trippers are gone. It’s refreshing to see everyone out walking and enjoying the evening air. Lovely restaurants, cafés, and artisan shops line the narrow streets, and the historic district is very pedestrian friendly. Wear your comfortable shoes and be aware that some areas are paved with cobblestone near the waterfront. Easy to do 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day, and there are many good hotels for overnight stays.
Written June 17, 2023
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Cisscokid
London, UK13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The group we were with was just half a dozen to start with, but as we arrived in the Town, the group grew much bigger which made it rather difficult for those of us who were at the rear of the group to get the best of the guide. Most of the shops seems to be selling almost the same stuff and the prices were outrageous. In hindsight it would have been better and cheaper to just arrange our own tour and do as we feel rather with a group
Written August 9, 2022
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Our tour for the day was canceled, so we decided to do a walking tour of Corfu, which was great.

The Old Fortress of Corfu stands next to Spianada square and Liston. The entrance to the fortress is available through Spianada, the famous square of Corfu. The Old Fortress of Corfu is one of the most impressive fortifications works I have ever toured. It is built on a peninsula into the sea and connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge. A lighthouse stands on its top and offers a great view of the town and the sea.

This fortress was constructed by the Venetians in the 15th century on the site of a former Byzantine castle. To make it more secure, they made an artificial fosse and thus they separated the fortress from the mainland. This is a great place to walk through.

The narrow streets are beautiful to walk through. You can be in a residential area and with in a few steps be in a bustling area of shop and restaurants.
Written October 29, 2021
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