Category: Architecture
Tags: Points Of InterestTown

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    Petridou 25 Greece Kerkyra Island Corfu 491 00

This most picturesque little square in town feels like a theatre scene within the densely built Campiello quarter. The cistern at its centre, bearing sculpted stone decorations, was built in 1699 as a donation by a member of the local nobility. The church of Virgin Mary Kremasti and the open space of the square served as a meeting place for neighbors, a little freer from the crush of life within the walled town, not only for their religious duties and needs for water supply, but also towards their entertainment among equals. There are quite a few other small squares in the Old Town that catered more or less to the same social needs, but the Kremasti still retains the most loyal form of times past