"Two fortresses protect Kerkyra" Top 5 Page for this destination Kerkyra by JLBG

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Two fortresses built under the Byzantines and strengthened under the Venetians protect Kerkyra, the main city and the “capital” of the island of Corfu. Between the fortress and the old city, Spianada (the Esplanade) is a green platform planted with old trees, lined by a gallery covered by archways in the same style as the Rue de Rivoli in Paris

The old city is packed in a small space, between the two forts and thus the streets are narrow. It is a must see in Corfu.

For more on the island, look at my Corfu island page.

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  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Jean-Louis there are still horses with carriages in the town of Kerkyra :)

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Jean-Louis, my wife and I visited the old town and wish we had more time, like a week, to spend there. One of my favorite Greek Islands.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Certainly a lovely area. The area is so picturesque with the sea and the mountains.

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2008 at 3:48 AM

    Very informative site about a great city. Thanx for sharing!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Excellent page about a place I would like to visit too. Especially I liked a tip about Amerigo Vespucci ship (please have a look at my mail-message).

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    I enjoyed your page on this interesting location.

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 12:03 AM

    The old town have an excellent architecture! Nice new page too! Nikos

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    A nice page on a place I've yet to visit. Thank you for sharing.

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