Corfu - the name, description, photos Corfu where to stay tourists

Corfu


Corfu

If you look at a map, you can see thatCorfu town is divided to the New and Old parts, the latter due to its significant objects, is the most attractive for travelers.

Names and descriptions areas

  • The new city will appreciate the presence of guests of restaurants, discos and shops, most of them sells jewelry.
  • Old city: interests of the old fortress (previously it had the chapel, a prison, a lighthouse, an armory, the infirmary - only a few buildings have survived to the present day) and New fortress (includes 2 bastions, so visitors have a long "journey" by passages and corridors, laid between the bastions and walls inside the castle, will be able to embody itself on a photo on the background of the gate with images on them the lion, in addition, in the fortress often hosts concerts and exhibitions), Esplanade (around the square statues, the most significant of which are the monuments of the President of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias and " Enosis "- a symbol of unification of the Ionian islands with Greece, in this busy part of the city are held important events, and in the summer - a cricket tournament), street Liston (suitable for urban walks, then settled down taverns and shops), the palace of Saint Michael and Saint George (built in neoclassical style of Maltese limestone, stands in front of the monument of Frederic Adam; located inside the Museum of Asian Art, where visitors will see the 10,000 artifacts in the form of weapons, miniatures, samurai costumes, tools, items of Chinese art II millennium BC., coins and other things).

Corfu Attractions

Vacationers in Corfu will be able to visit the churchSt. Spyridon (a place to store the silver sarcophagus with the relics of Saint Spyridon - the spiritual patron of the city, on the power of Easter sneaked through the city streets), Cathedral (was built in 1557 and is the repository of the relics of Saint Theodora, guests will be able to admire the Greek iconography), Byzantine Museum (exhibition presented sculptures of the early Christian period, Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons and masterpieces Avramisa Tsanesa, manuscripts, frescos 11-18 centuries, collected from Corfu temples) and the Museum of bank notes (will be able to view the 2000 Greek banknotes, which were circulated to 1822 to the present day, wanting to attract the manufacturing process of modern banknotes), to see the monument to Admiral Ushakov (made in the form of marble and bronze bas-relief; here you can read the words of gratitude Ushakov by the Greek people), take a trip to the palace Mon Repos (inside the building serves to visit rooms in which are stored the pictures and personal belongings of the former owners, and the museum, which constitute the basis of the exposition archaeological finds, and the outside - a walk in the park surrounded by a 1000-year old olive trees, tropical vines and century-old trees).

Where to stay tourists

Hotel can choose to stay in Corfulocated in any part of the city, but if you want to be near the place, ideal for walking, looking for accommodation close to the street Liston and Spianada square.

Photos of Corfu

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