It is the the northernmost island of Greece.
Corfu has the higher precipitation in Greece, the greenest of the Ionian and is situated close to the mainland and Albania. Homer described Corfu as “beautiful and rich”, the island is mountainous, fertile and surrounded by lovely beaches with blue waters. Corfu from the 8th century was subjected to a succession of powers but was never part of the Ottoman Empire. It belonged to Venice, and Napoleon was a British protectorate. Corfu has a very special atmosphere, despite having grown much tourism, has retained its charm and charisma. Corfu Town is the largest settlement on the island, the narrow streets an Italian style mixed with French. Visit the Church of Ayios where the body of the patron saint of the island lies in a glass coffin. It’s worth a stroll and learn about the island, there are lovely beaches but also small fishing villages. Corfu is a good place to sample the magnificent Greek cuisine. There are national and international flights to Corfu, there are ferries from Italy and from Igoumenitsa on the Greek mainland. Kerkyra is the greek name for Corfu. Hotels in Corfu
What to visit in Corfu – Corfu Town (Kerkyra); Benitses; Nymphes; Kynopiastes; Lakones; Roda; Achilleion; Bay of Saint George;
Best beaches in Corfu – Sidari; Dasia; Ipsos; Kassiopi; Glifada; Pelessas; Lefkimmi; Barbati; Chalikounas; Issos; Prasoudi; Messonghi; Benitses;
Transports in Corfu
Corfu International Airport (CFU) – There are domestic and international flights to Corfu.
By boat – There are ferries from Patra and from the Italian cities of Venice, Brindisi, Ancona and Bari. Timetable and tickets here.
By bus – There are buses from Athens, Patra and Thessaloniki.
Maps of Corfu