People stand outside the Vlacherna Monastery on the island of Kirkira (Corfu) in Greece. The church is part of the island's Old Town, which is noted for its well-preserved Venetian forts and neo-classical housing. The World Heritage Committee recently inscribed Old Town to the World Heritage list, calling it "a fortified Mediterranean port town of high integrity and authenticity, UNESCO reported."
Accentuated by secluded beaches and flowering countryside, Kérkira is a popular destination for international tourists. While some visitors seek out the island's cosmopolitan atmosphere and wild nightlife, others relax on its white pebble beaches and peaceful inlets.
The greenest of the Greek islands, Kérkira has more than three million olive trees.