Corfu (Korfu, Κέρκυρα) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. Corfu Town's Italianate architecture reflects the long Venetian period when Corfu was under Venetian rule. The ruins of the doric temple of Kardaki, a relic of Corfu's ancient history, date back to the 6th century BC. Corfu Town's rich cultural heritage makes it an enjoyable and lively place.