Corfu Town, the capital of the island, is regarded as one of the prettiest towns in Greece. An amalgam of different architectural styles lends Corfu Town a unique charm reminiscent of various cities of Italy.
The historical part of the town is situated in the northern region between Esplanade Square and the new fortress. Esplanade Square is the central square of Corfu Town and is surrounded by magnificent buildings, an old Venetian fortress and quaint Corfu hotels.
To the west of the Square lies the beautiful Liston building which was built during French rule. This building is home to some of the best cafes and restaurants in Corfu Town. The Town Hall Square, the Square of Saint Spyridon, Ionian Academy and Palace of Saint Michael and Saint Georges are some of the other monuments that add to the charm.