The Corfu Town is located on the east coast of the island, is dominated by two massive fortresses. Among them lies the beautiful historic core of the city (on the UNESCO list since 2007), the result of Venetian-French-British domination, winding streets with arched arches are lined with palaces with noble arcades and artistically wrought-iron balconies. The island's metropolis with less than 40,000 inhabitants managed to preserve its special charm, even though it was partly transformed into one large souvenir shop. Swimming is possible just north of the Governor's Palace (Faliráki) and in the charming old Mon Repos beach.
If you choose an urban environment as your place to stay on holiday, you can reach many attractive places on the island on short tours. Otherwise, you should visit the city several times, at different times of the day: in the morning to visit museums and markets, in the evening when many stately buildings are lit, the Volta promenade is in full operation and people have meetings in cafes or restaurants.