Small-group Corfu Town Historical Walking Tour
- Live Guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Group Tour
- 3 hr
Since you have the chance to spend some hours in one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of Europe, wouldn’t you like to make the best out of it? Join our Corfu Town Historical Walking Tour and let us take you on a brief journey through the Island’s culture and tradition while strolling around narrow paths and Venetian-like alleyways! Be confident that with Corfu Town Historical Walking Tour, apart from Corfu’s unparalleled beauty, you’ll get to experience the city’s vibrant vibes as our guide will take you through local neighbourhoods which still carry the charm of the past. Before you know it, Corfu will be a sweet memory of a fascinating place and your quick glimpse of the city will make you want to come back for more!
Operated by: Corfu Walking Tours
Stop At: Old Fortress Corfu
Our accredited guide will meet you in front of the Old Fortress at the statue of Schulemburg and after she gives you some information you enter together the Old Fortress.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Spianada Square
The central square of Spianada is the most significant monument of the town. The name derives from the Venetian word for an "open flat area" and it is said that it is the largest square in the Balkans. Liston which is part of the square houses some of the finest cafes and restaurants in Corfu. The French were the ones who turned the Spianada into a public square. Before the nineteenth century, it used to be a large empty lot used for defensive purposes. Cricket matches are played on the Esplanade, the only place in Greece where the sport is played.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Corfu Museum of Asian Art
The Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George is located on the northern part of the Corfu town historical centre square. It is the largest and the most significant building of the English rule period, which started in 1814 and ended in 1864 when the Ionian Islands were reunified with the rest of Greece. They were built at the request of the British Lord High Commissioner, Sir Thomas Maitland, to become his own luxurious residence and to house the High Commissioner’s administrative headquarters. Today, it houses the Corfu Museum of Asian Arts, the only one of its kind in Greece, solely dedicated to the art and antiquities of the Far East and India. It was founded in 1928 and its collection currently is comprising approximately 15.000 works of Asian art and it enjoys worldwide recognition, with rare items from its collections being presented in international exhibitions.
Stop At: Church of Saint Spiridon
We will visit the church of Saint Spyridon, the patron saint of the Island and a miracle worker. It was erected during the 16th century and the architecture of the church is typical of the Venetian architecture. It's bell tower is the highest spot of the town that is seen all over the Old Town of Corfu. The locals have deep faith in Agios Spyridon, who is considered the keeper of the island. Inside the Church of Saint Spyridon is a crypt, where his relics are kept in a double sarcophagus.
Duration: 20 minutes
As we are walking among the narrow streets we will pass by the Town Hall Square of Corfu, once the exclusive Venetian neighborhood with the opera house and the villas around it. We will admire the town hall building which was used at first as a club for the noblemen and later in 1720, the building hosted the Noble Theatre of Saint Giacomo of Corfu. Finally, in 1903 it was turned into a Town Hall.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Jewish Synagogue
The Jewish quarter, the old Venetian “ghetto” that is still called Evraiki in Greek today, stretched across the southeast section of the city, near the Venetian fortifications. It was criss-crossed with alleyways lined with faded, multistoried houses, as in Venice. The ghetto lost its urban unity due to bombardments during the Second World War.