Situated in the heart of the Ionian Sea, Corfu is one of the most idyllic Greek islands where the lush scenery is renowned worldwide. Strongly influenced by the Venetians, the French and the English- who all left their mark and contributed to the remarkable character of Corfu- the island has a cosmopolitan, multicultural vibrant charm.
Also known as the emerald island, Corfu has something to offer everyone who visits or lives here permanently. Whether you want to relax on a beautiful beach or by a pool, tour the island on foot or by car in the quieter months, go shopping in the narrow streets that make up Corfu Town, enjoy the history and natural beauty of the island and the Ionian Sea, eat in grill-rooms, tavernas or sample fine-dining, Corfu is full of surprises and well worth exploring.
Exploring Kerkyra, the capital of the island, you’ll see the glorious past of Corfu with grand palaces, noble mansions, beautiful museums, and charming squares. Outside of Kerkyra, you’ll discover idyllic seaside villages, tiny verdant islets, luxurious Corfu resorts, and wild natural landscapes. It’s fascinating how the different sides of this idyllic island coexist in such harmony!
As for the beaches, you are spoilt for choice as each one is unique! The North East coast of the island is known for its small pebbly bays, home to some of the most picturesque seaside restaurants. The rugged West coast boasts breathtaking cliffs and endless sunsets, many of its beaches only reached by boat. The South has long sandy beaches with shallow waters and possibly the best fish tavernas anywhere on the island.
Whatever your desires may be, Corfu definitely has something for you.