Why Choose a Cruise to Corfu Town?
Corfu Town is ideal for those seeking a bustling resort as well as those who prefer a much laid-back trip. Characterised by winding cobbled streets within a 16th-century fortress, it is the definition of a cultural paradise. Boasting striking architecture in the form of exquisite churches and the prominent Liston Arcade, the ancient appeal of the old town is offset with bustling bars and restaurants which come to life when the sun goes to sleep.
A Guide to Corfu Town’s Hotspots
The historical influence of the town is represented by the Achilleion Palace – a must-visit for those eager to see the town’s architecture. Built during the 1890s, the palace was once home to Austria’s Empress Elizabeth (the niece of King Otto of Greece). The palace interior is spectacular and has a number of ornate features, including the elegantly decorated staircase. You can stroll through the imperial gardens at the top of the hill, leading you to a fantastic view of the Ionian Sea.
The Liston Arcade is a delight for shopping enthusiasts. Designed during the Napoleonic period, the four-storey structure houses a variety of traditional shops and boutiques that will tempt you to splash the cash, while a selection of cafes may entice you to take a seat and simply soak up the atmosphere.
Perhaps you simply wish to kick back and relax? Don’t worry – located just over a mile from the centre of town lies the serene beach of Mon Repos. Lined with towering trees that provide some much-needed shade, this is a great spot for taking a dip in the sparkling blue waters before lazing away the afternoon with a book in hand.
Cruise Lines that Sail to Corfu Town
The Best Time to Visit Corfu Town
Corfu is a hotspot for tourists all year round, however July and August are typically the warmest months, in which average temperatures can reach a respectable 25˚C. During the winter season of November through to January, temperatures fall to a more tolerable 10˚C – perhaps a better time to seek out some of Corfu’s fascinating cultural attractions.
Did You Know?
- The old town is one of the most well-preserved medieval sites in the world
- Corfu Town’s central square is the largest in Greece
- Despite its very small size, there are 37 churches in the old town alone.