September

Explore Corfu Island

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Your Holidays in Corfu island are approaching ?

One of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece, Its rich multi-cultural heritage, its historic monuments, its stunning natural landscape, its crystal clear seas, and its excellent weather all year round explain why Corfu is one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations as it has something special for everyone.

Sightseeing tours in Corfu and excursions

Want to book a tour in Corfu? Book online  to www.corfudailyexcursions.com

We suggest the most impressive tours in Corfu or departing from Corfu. Particularly the day cruises to the islands of Paxi and Antipaxos and the B.B.Q. Boat trip in north Corfu are very nice excursions.

Experience the seductive energy of Corfu Island’s South and be enchanted by a land waiting to be discovered.

This tour gives you the opportunity to visit the must-see attractions of Corfu, during your stay in the Island.

Join us for a BBQ Madalena Boat Trip in Corfu around the north side of Corfu and visit San Stefanos beach for swimming in the crystal clear sea waters.

No vacation to Corfu is complete without a cruise to the most cherished sights in the Ionian Sea—Paxos and Antipaxos Islands and the marvelous Blue Caves.

Enjoy yourself with us by a day trip to the Greek mainland of Epirus (opposite Kavos) at the Islands of Nea Sivota and not only!

This tour promise an unforgettable experience in one of the biggest Aqualand Waterpark in Corfu.

Whatever you want can be achieved with our assistance  tailor made private tours Corfu Flavours and sights.

Whether you are a believer, a spiritual seeker or a cultural traveller this is an unforgettable journey to a truly emotive place.

An exciting tour that allows you to see the island from a different perspective.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be able to breathe underwater and explore the deeper parts of the sea?!

Book online your excursion in Corfu and enjoy a memorable holiday experience www.corfudailyexcursions.com 

With our expert local knowledge and know-how , we are able to offer a wide selection of unique shore excursions and daily cruises .





Old Town of Corfu – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Old Town of Corfu

The Old Town of Corfu, on the Island of Corfu off the western coast of  Greece, is located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, and has its roots in the 8th century BC. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire. In the course of time, the forts were repaired and partly rebuilt several times, more recently under British rule in the 19th century. The mainly neoclassical housing stock of the Old Town is partly from the Venetian period, partly of later construction, notably the 19th century. As a fortified Mediterranean port, Corfu’s urban and port ensemble is notable for its high level of integrity and authenticity.

Outstanding Universal Value

The ensemble of the fortifications and the Old Town of Corfu is located in a strategic location at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea. Historically, its roots go back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. It has thus been subject to various influences and a mix of different peoples. From the 15th century, Corfu was under Venetian rule for some four centuries, then passing to French, British and Greek governments. At various occasions, it had to defend the Venetian maritime empire against the Ottoman army. Corfu was a well thought of example of fortification engineering, designed by the architect Sanmicheli, and it proved its worth through practical warfare. Corfu has its specific identity, which is reflected in the design of its system of fortification and in its neo-classical building stock. As such, it can be placed alongside other major Mediterranean fortified port cities.

Criterion (iv): The urban and port ensemble of Corfu, dominated by its fortresses of Venetian origin, constitutes an architectural example of outstanding universal value in both its authenticity and its integrity.

The overall form of the fortifications has been retained and displays traces of Venetian occupation, including the Old Citadel and the New Fort, but primarily interventions from the British period. The present form of the ensemble results from the works in the 19th and 20th centuries. The authenticity and integrity of the urban fabric are primarily those of a neo-classical town.

The responsibility for protection is shared by several institutions and relevant decrees. These include the Hellenic Ministry of Culture (ministerial decision of 1980), the Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works (Presidential decree of 1980) and the Municipality of Corfu (Presidential decree of 1981). Also relevant are: the Greek law on the shoreline of towns and of islands in general; the law on the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage in general (n° 3028/2002) and the establishment of a new independent Superintendence for Byzantine and post-Byzantine antiquities, in 2006. A buffer zone has been established. The proactive policies of restoration and enhancement of the fortifications and of the citadel have resulted in a generally acceptable state of conservation. Many works however have still to be completed or started. A management plan has been prepared. An urban action plan, which is in line with the management plan of the nominated property, has just been adopted (2005) for the period 2006-2012.

Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/978/