• Registration Year

    2007

  • Registered Sector

    Old Town of Corfu

Location and site

The Old Town of Corfu, on the Island of Corfu off the western coasts of Albania and 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 the British rule in the 19th century. The mainly neo-classical 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.

Historical Reference

    Mr. Costas Nikolouzos
    Mayor
    City of Corfu
    San Jiacomo M. Theotoki Square
    49100 Corfu, Greece
    Tel:
    0030 26610 44410
    Fax:
    0030 26610 32779
    Email:
    mayor@corfu.gr
    Ms. Aliki Katsarou
    Mayor's consult on Heritage
    City of Corfu
    San Jiacomo M. Theotoki square M. Theotoki square
    Corfu, Greece
    49100
    Tel:
    +30 26610 28512
    Fax:

    Email:
    tourism@corfu.gov.gr
    Ms. Mary Mitropia
    Responsible for the Old Town Office
    City of Corfu
    Michael Theotoki Square
    49100 Corfu, Greece
    Tel:
    +30 26610 30241
    Fax:
    +30 26610 30241
    Email:
    dpp@corfu.gov.gr