The town of Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the hidden secrets of the Mediterranean with its mix of Italian, French and British architectural influnces combining to make the town extraordinarily pretty and unique in Greece. The old town, which runs between two ancient fortresses, along the coast and inland in a maze of cobbled streets and beautiful buildings, has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status, ensuring the protection of the area for the future. There are myriad churches, squares and alleyways to explore, the famous esplanade – Liston – is famous for its coffee shops which are perfect places to sit and watch the world go by.
A short drive from Corfu Town is the buzzing Gouvia marina, a well-known hub for yacht owners and enthusiasts alike. The nearby Kommeno peninsula is home to a number of stunning properties with views out to sea towards Corfu Town. This area is much sought after due to its easy access to Corfu Town and the airport.
On the west coast are probably the best sandy beaches on the island, and every bay is backed by hillsides covered in luxuriant pines as well the more familiar cypress and olive trees. Properties on this coast tend to be in secluded locations with spectacular sea views and stunning sunsets. Along the coast virtually all the small bays have a choice of good little tavernas to discover. The larger beaches of Glyfada and Agios Gordis are particularly popular with a good choice of restaurants.
Rural areas in the centre of the island offer tranquility in close proximity to nature, with the advantage of being only a few minutes drive to Corfu Town, the Airport and also just a short drive to both east and west coasts.