Corfu old town is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Its history is full of battles and conquests. Corfu’s urban architecture influence derives from Venice, reflecting the fact that from 1386 to 1797 the island was ruled by the Venetians. The architecture of the Old Town of Corfu along with its narrow streets, the kantounia, has clear Venetian influence and is amongst the World Heritage Sites in Greece.