Corfu Island Information
The mythical island of the Feakes is an ornament of the Ionian Sea. Moreover, it is also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. It combines the green mountains and the long sandy beaches. The mild and rainy climate of the island brings out the rich flora, which creates the unique color of the island.
The island is full of gorgeous beaches. One of them is Agios Gordios, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of a gigantic rock rising from the crystal waters, which flirt with the green scenery.
Glyfada with the golden-sanded beach. Kontogialos with the green scenery all-around. The popular Palaiokastritsa with a breathtaking view.
Myrtiotissa, in the south Agios Georgios, the beautiful Sidari, the endless beach of Acharavi, the graphic Kalami and Kouloura, and many more.
Three rows of mountains cross the island. The highest peak is Pantokratoras (914m). Many fertile valleys between the hills, like Lefkimmi and the grassland of Ropa, are washed by many rivers.
However, they are dry during summer. Finally, one can find many small islands with the same beauty and clean beaches around the island, like Corfu.Opposite the city of Corfu, there is Vido (ancient Ptychia) and Lazaretto.
A mosaic of nationalities and races walks through the picturesque alleys, known as the”kadunia” of Corfu, which create an atmosphere of past times.
In this scenery, you can find the ideal place for vacation since you can choose between the small fishing villages for a relaxing stay or the cosmopolitan places with loud nightlife.
Moreover, you can find villages in the green valleys which are the ideal place for those who love the country. In contrast, you can also find innumerable beaches for those who love extreme water sports.
The locals generously offer their hospitality to the visitors of the island. Therefore, visitors get the chance to experience an unforgettable vacation.
The ancient city of Corfu was built during the 8th century BC. It then stood south of today’s location, between Garitsa bay and lake Chalikiopoulou.
Moreover, you can find the center of the ancient city, which stood at Palaiopoli, up to the Kanoni area. However, the market must have been opposite the Mon Repo palace. In the place of Analipsis was located the Acropolis.
To do in Corfu
The must of Corfu Sightseeing is your proof you visited the island:
- Get lost in the narrow streets (kadounia) of the Old Town.Enjoy a Ginger beer in a traditional cafe.
- Visit the monastery on the peak (914m.) of mountain Pantokrator
- See the Sunset from Pelekas
- Enjoy the panoramic view of Agios Gordis with the rock rising from the crystal waters.
- Visit traditional Corfiot villages and the full of olive trees countryside