The island of Corfu has always been the "apple of discord" for all the people that passed or lived in the Balkans as it is situated at the crossroads between north, south, east and west. Its strategic location has resulted in the island's multicultural character with many influences from the Byzantine period, the Venetians, the French and the British that are evident throughout.
It is an island of incomparable natural beauty, scintillating beaches and picturesque villages, with long history and tradition, friendly locals and delicious cuisine inspired by many cultures and civilizations.
Taking a walk through the narrow streets of the old town "kantounia", through the imposing Venetian buildings, the mansions and shops one encounters memories of the past unfolding before his eyes. The sights and the smells, the sounds from senenades take visitors on a journey back through time.
The church of St. Spyridon is a must visit and so is the great city market, filled with all kinds of souvenir and local shops open to the public until late at night. While in Corfu don't forget to taste the local olive oil and kumquat in the form of liquor, jam or spoon sweet, sweet mantoles and mantolato.
The island of Corfu is a cultural and historic center filled with palaces, fortresses, museums, libraries, galleries, temples and rare archaeological sites waiting to be explored.