A city packed tight between two fortresses, Corfu’s Old Town is a knot of walkable streets and alleys between Venetian and Neoclassical houses painted pale yellow and orange. Allow plenty of time to see every corner and little square, and check out the Archaeological Museum and Casa Parlante, a quirky 19th-century mansion with period interiors and animatronic figures.
The latter goes back to the 6th century and is separated from the city by a ditch and canal crossed by a bridge.
In the complex you can see the temple-like Church of St George and the 19th-century British barracks housing Corfu’s library. From the highest walls you’ll be wowed by vistas of the city, coastline, Straits of Corfu and mainland Greece.