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by the french guide “Guide du routard”

Corfu, queen of the Ionian Sea

Venetian mansions, narrow streets known as cantinas, enchanting beaches with crystal-clear waters in the Ionian Sea and Byzantine fortresses, combined with a vibrant cultural scene and nightlife, have made Corfu one of Greece's most popular destinations. (see map of Corfu)

The town of Corfu exudes a perfume of tradition and, at the same time, an air of cosmopolite. Different cultural influences make up its image. It harmoniously combines culture and tradition, past and present, intense activity and the luxury of relaxation.

The town's main attractions are The two fortresses, the old and the new, which dominate the town. ΤSpianada square, considered to be the largest in the Balkans, the popular "Mon Repo" Palace The church of the town's patron saint, St Spyridon. TNapoleon's cannon and the San Giacomo Town Hall-Theatre are the city's main attractions, giving it its distinctive character.

Corfu's countless villages have their own character, so they too attract many visitors - mainly for their natural beauty and unique beaches.

The island of Pondikonissithe very popular church of Pantokrator, dating from the 12th century AD, and The palace of Queen Elizabeth of Francewhich dates from the end of the 19th century. century,

Τhe palace of Queen Elisabeth of Austria. The neoclassical Achilleion palacewhich houses some unique works of art, including the sculpture "Wounded Achilles".

Finally, there are a number Beautiful seaside resortssuch as Benitses, PaleokastritsaDassia and Kavos are just some of the places worth visiting. (see map of Corfu)

(For more information, see wikipedia)