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Around every corner can you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square.
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Corfu town is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner can you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square.

There are hundreds of shops and restaurants to choose from there is something for every one, be it the old Jewish quarter or the designer row shops in the old town. The café at the Liston square is a must, it was built by the French and is identical to those in Rue de Rivoli, Paris; it is the ideal place to stop and enjoy a Ginger beer only made on the island of Corfu.

 

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It was introduced to the island by the British; they also introduced Cricket to the island, which was played on the pitch opposite. Facing the Liston Esplanade is the Old Fortress which was built between the sixteenth and nineteenth century. The church of St. Spiridon, home to the island's patron saint, is located just behind the Liston. The church is impressive and worth visiting, if you are lucky the coffin is sometimes open and you can see the saint himself. It is good luck to kiss his red satin slippers, not for the faint hearted, make sure you are dressed suitably to go inside any churches.

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