Corfu Region

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Corfu Region Travel Information

Ever since it was first inhabited by the Corcyrans in the 8th Century, Corfu has been a sought after destination for both its rugged beauty and prime position in the Mediterranean. For many years it was the seat of European learning, with many cultural institutions built across the island. Today, Corfiots remain fiercely proud of their rich heritage and stunning natural landscape.
The Old Town of Corfu has many historical and cultural attractions. A huge open parade and ground, The Esplanade, just west of the Old Fortress, is often considered to be the most beautiful in Greece. It was constructed by the French under Napoleon to resemble the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. At the eastern point of Corfu town peninsula, the Old Fortress was built by the Venetians in 1546 on the site of a Byzantine castle and is separated from the rest of the town by a majestic moat.
For a truly unique natural beauty site, head to the village of Nymphes, sitting 200 metres above sea level. The area is famous for its waterfalls and legend has it that the nymphs from Greek mythology used to bathe in their fresh waters. Come the evening, make the most of the fantastic local cuisine by heading to one of the many recommended restaurants, Salto Wine Bar Bistro, Fagopoteion or Roula to name a few.