Corfu Sightseeing Corfu Town | Angela Hotel in Corfu Gouvia
Corfu Town is the capital of the prefecture of Corfu and the Ionian islands.
Located in the central part of the island of Corfu in the eastern coast. Its
population according to the 2011 census is 24,838 residents. Corfu Town is
characterized by the Venetian elements, but also by many English and French
influences. It is a cosmopolitan city that conveys a sense of nobility, with
the main attractions the great Esplanade Square, which is the largest square
in the Balkans, the Old and New Fortress, the Town Hall (Theatre San Giacomo),
Cannon, Mon Repo and Museums Byzantine and Post-Byzantine history.
Spianada Square is the largest square in Greece. Located across from the
old fortress and surrounded by impressive buildings such as the English palace
and the Liston building. Much of the square is covered by grass and used as golf
The old fort
The old fort is the first piece of Corfu facing the visitor approaching to the island.
Located opposite the Esplanade Square and it is separated from the city
by an artificial moat. It was built by the Venetians in the 13th century and was
strengthened during the Turkish-Venetian war in 1570.
The new Fortress
The new fort was built by the Venetians in 1570 in order to strengt
the defense of the city during the period of Turkish-Venice war.It has impressive
gates and constitutes the western boundary of the city.
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