The Church of Saint Spyridon, patron saint of the Island, is situated in the heart of Corfu town just behind the Liston. The exterior of the church is typical of the Venetian architecture and its bell tower is the highest point in town. The top of the church is divided into 17 parts with golden frames painted by the artist, Panagiotis Doxaras, in 1727. The remains of Saint Spyridon are kept in a shrine inside the church and are carried around the town of Corfu four times a year to celebrate his miracles (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, August 11th, first Sunday of November). It is believed Saint Spyridon saved Corfu several times from dangers like plague, famine and in 1716 from the Ottoman attack. Therefore he is the most important and revered saint on the Island of Corfu and many men and boys are named after him.
Harbor Kérkyras is formed in front of Kérkyra town and comprises the old harbor, which is mainly used for mooring by fishing vessels and pleasure boats, and the new harbor, which is the commercial and tourist port of the island.
The old harbor is formed W of jetty Mourágia and comprises a basin with quayed coasts for 185 m and depths of about 2 m near them.
The beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, is a UNESCO world heritage site, where Renaissance, Baroque and Classical cultures come together and fuse with local artistic traditions. Palaces, fortresses, buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with the Greek architecture, small secluded squares and the so-called ‘Kantoúnia’ the vaulted passages that make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Italy.
Taverna Thomas offers many traditional dishes including the famous Pastitsada a Greek dish associated with the island of Corfu. One traditional pastitsada recipe features lean leg or shoulder of veal and macaroni, as well olive oil, minced onions, sliced garlic cloves, salt and ground black pepper, white wine, vinegar, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, fresh or canned tomatoes, butter, and grated kefalotyri or Parmesan cheese.