Corfu Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of its historical and cultural importance and Arcadion Hotel is at the very centre of it all.
The hotel’s prominent position is ideal for guests on business but also for those who wish to experience the captivating Venetian ambience of Corfu Town, at their own leisure.
Arcadion Hotel is in fact located at the Pendofanaro, which has been the locals’ favorite meeting place for generations.
Some of the most beautiful sights of the Old Town of Corfu, such as the City Hall square, the Cambiello, the Plati Kandouni and the Ionian Academy, the Bosketo, the imposing Old Fortress next to the Palace of Saints Michael and George, are all in short distance from Arcadion Hotel.
Our hotel is also a landmark location for Corfu’s spectacular Easter celebrations. To literally be part of the exuberant Easter Saturday festivities whilst staying at Arcadion Hotel, is a privileged lifetime experience.
Arcadion is located out the famous “Pendofanaro” which divides “Spianada” into the upper and lower square. It is one of the Corfiots most favourable meeting spots. Especially on Great Saturday, during the First Resurrection, the custom of breaking clay pots “Botides” makes “Arcadion” the centre of attention. The suspense, the sound and the sight of huge pots smashing right before you, is unique experience.
Such is the custom in Corfu Town on the eleventh hour on Easter Saturday morning. Orthodox Easter in Corfu is celebrated with grandiosity and reverence. The entire Holy Week is full of somber music, litanies and pilgrims flocking to the most famous Easter celebrations of them all.
On Easter Friday everything is wrapped in purple light, the colour of mourning, while the tall buildings and narrow ‘kandounia’ streets, contribute to a unique and emotional effect by rising and amplifying the music as it resonates throughout Corfu Town.
The week climaxes at midnight on Easter Saturday, with the most impressive fire work display from the top of the Old Fortress and an open air blessing at the center of the Spianada.
A sea of candle light spreads across the largest square in the Balkans with music that has now turned celebrative. Easter at Arcadion Hotel is not your usual stay, it is simply unforgettable.
Whether you are getting married, attending a ceremony or have the honor of being the “koumbaros” himself, Arcadion Hotel is likely to be right up close to the church you need to be at. St Spyridon church, the Catholic Duomo and Panagia ton Xenon are all but a few hundred meters away.
Our Honeymoon Suit is certainly one of the best in town enjoying overarching views of Corfu.
If you are visiting Corfu on a religious journey, Arcadion Hotel is open all year round and welcomes both individual pilgrims and larger groups of faithful travelers. We will gladly assist you in locating the many important churches and monasteries on Corfu Island.
Arcadion Hotel is closest than any other to the very centre of Corfu Town. From here you can easily reach any destination whether on foot, by taxi or car. The Chamber of Commerce, the Ionian University and all major businesses are but a short walk away.
Did you also know that Corfu is home to some of its own international fashion brands that have been met with great success? This is your chance to buy locally, to shop for some unique artistic gifts and to stroll amongst the theatrically lit streets of Corfu Town in your best evening outfit.
While staying at Arcadion Hotel you can browse the internet on our high speed connection to find what you are looking for, or use our PC Corner to conduct your business affairs. Don’t forget our 24hour reception service is here to assist you at any time.
Right next to Arcadion Hotel is the Liston designed and built by the French after the famous Rue de Rivoli in Paris. Its fine architecture and important history enchants both Corfiots and visitors alike. The many bars, cafes and restaurants to be found here, have made it the place for social gatherings and the only place in Greece to watch cricket being played while drinking a “tsitsimbyra”.
Corfu’s “tsipouradiko” district bustles with young people, great “meze’ and of course tsipouro. You must also enjoy homemade ice cream near St Spyridon’s square and don’t leave without dining at one of Corfu’s best gourmet restaurants. When staying at Arcadion Hotel you will want to run downstairs to Café Grec for your coffee simply because you can!
They say that every Corfiot is an artist, which makes that no less than 120.000 of them. Corfu is certainly home to 41 nationalities, 38 languages and 3,500 years of history making it a crucible of cultures that create a fascinating ensemble of art and music both today and throughout its interesting past.
The Asian Art Museum just a few hundred meters away from Arcadion Hotel is one of a kind. The Municipal Art Gallery and the Byzantine Museum within the Old Fortress walls, are both on the far side of the Spianada greens.
Corfu has an amazing 17 brass band Philharmonic Societies, many more choirs and orchestras giving it the undisputed title of “Island of Music”. Chamber music, opera and jazz are but a few of the many expressions of music to be listened to in Corfu. The Ionian University’s music department is famous the world over for its talented students many of whom perform in Corfu Town on a weekly basis.