Corfu is undoubtedly one of the most impressive Greek islands. Some have gone as far as to call it the Greek Duchess. Corfu is classy. You can tell just by taking a quick sightseeing tour; its historic buildings speak for themselves.
The island is not what you would describe as a typical Greek. It has been deeply influenced by the Venetians who laid roots during the medieval times and, later on, by a mixture of Italian, northern-European and neo-classical Greek architecture that eventually dominated the island. Corfu Town is a fine example of this.
A good sample of the grandeur and style of Corfu’s architecture is its famous and much loved Spianada Square, the largest square in Greece and all Balkans and 27th largest in the world. It covers an area of approximately 85,000 square metres and it is the most central meeting point of the town.