Corfu Kerkyra Kontokali

                                        Greece

 

 

The town of Corfu is characterized by the Venetian point, and many English and French influences. It is a cosmopolitan city that exudes a sense of nobility, with the main attractions the Spianada Square, which is the largest square in the Balkans, the Old and New Fortress, the City Hall (Theatre San Giacomo), Kanoni, Mon Repos and the Museums Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History.

Perhaps the most famous sight is the islet in front of the cannon, which is connected with it through a small strip of land on which stands the church of Our Lady of Blachernae and the famous Mouse Island. On this small island is a small church of the Pantocrator from the 11th or 12th century. Also important buildings are the Palace of Michael and George, one of the finest palaces Georgian left by the British Rule. Traditional dishes of Corfu cuisine is "pastitsada", the "sofrito" and "bourdeto". Corfu town has a population of 28,185 inhabitants (census 2001) and is one of the oldest cities in Greece. the city's patron saint is Saint Spyridon Tremithus the afthoro relics which hosted the homonymous church, which is one of the most special present. Every year is visited by thousands of visitors from all parts of Greece but also many foreigners.

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