It is, very possibly, identified, as the whole island, with the mythical kingdom of Phaeceans (Odyssey of Homer).
During the ancient historical era it grew up as a naval and commercial power, becoming an important cause which led to the first Peloponnesian war.
The town knew variant conquerors and civilization. The pluriennal occupation by Venice gave it the venetian style and color to the buildings and the historical center.
The monuments and buildings of the different historical periods present a huge interest and in particular way those of the archaic, byzantine, venetian and modern time.
In Corfu, the homeric, archaic and medieval faces of the island celebrate side by side with today’s cosmopolitan way of life, amongst beauty and history.