Welcome to Kerkyra
Overlooking the turquoise-blue Ionian Sea, Corfu Town is the capital of the island of Corfu (Kérkyra). In a beautiful location on an eastern promontory, dominated by two sturdy fortresses, its lovely pedestrian-only old town is packed with elegant Italianate architecture (think wrought-iron balconies and terracotta rooftops), thanks to the period spent under Venetian-rule (1401 to 1797). Later, Corfu spent a period under British command (1815-1864), which has added some extra peculiarities to its cultural heritage. Several scenes from the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981) were filmed here. Today, Corfu’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.