Corfu

The verdant island, the island of the Philharmonics, the mythical island of Faiakes for some, Corfu of Agios Spyridonas, Corfu of tourism, Corfu of culture, all of the above and many more characterize Corfu, the northernmost island of the Ionian Islands and second in size after Kefalonia. The dense vegetation, the countryside filled with cypress and olive trees, the dozens of beaches, which form a coastline of 217 kilometers, the picturesque, medieval and Venetian villages  of the inland, enchant and conquer the visitor, offering all the contemporary comforts as well as the charm and the traditions of past ages.

Wander around the Old City and its alleyways, which are decorated by the clothes hanging from the verandas of the housewives, visit the historical churches  and discover hidden squares among the multi-floored Venetian condominiums, climb to the Old Fortress to see the greatness of the city from above and finally, enjoy your coffee in Liston, a reference and a social point for locals and guests.

In the inland of the island nature thrives. Unique beauties and sights  await travelers, such as Lake Korission, with its 14 different species of orchids on its sandy shores and the mountainous mass of Pantokratoras  in the north. In the outskirts of the north-western shores of Corfu, three small paradises, Diapontia Islands, away from noisy crowds, stand out for their tranquil and special way of life, making them a very good alternative for those who seek tranquility and serenity during their holidays.

Corfu is a magical place from one end to the other. Either you are in a contemporary resort, or in the most secluded village, the charm of this island will always remain in your memory.

  • Corfu - Access

    All access information to Corfu, whether you are looking to travel by airplane, car, boat, train etc. Learn how to get there no matter your starting point.

  • Corfu - Accommodation

    Το νησί των Φαιάκων θεωρείται από τις ναυαρχίδες του ελληνικού τουρισμού και κατ’ αυτόν τον τρόπο, δεν μπορεί παρά η διαμονή στην Κέρκυρα να ανάγεται μεταξύ των κορυφαίων υπηρεσιών στο τομέα του τουρισμού στη χώρα μας.

  • Corfu - Archaeological Sites

    The main Archaeological sites of the island are situated in the region of Palaiopoli, the region where the ancient city of Corfu was located, surrounded by the lagoon of Chalikiopoulos, Kanoni, Mon Repos  and the bay of Garitsa. The Archaeological sites are a testimony of the trails left behind by a flourishing society from the 8th century B.C. until the 6th century A.D.

  • Corfu - Beaches

    Discover all beaches of Corfu on the map, with transport information and nearby points of interest. Popular or hidden beaches, family or nude, with a restaurant or beach bar on the coast, you will find it in TerraBook.

  • Corfu - Churches

    Religion played a significant role in the life and the culture of the Corfiots which is apparent from the number of Churches and Monasteries found in the city  and the villages. Most of the churches were built during the 17th and the 18th century and are mainly comprised of a central single aisled ceiling, an elaborate façade, a bell-tower and decorated ceilings with murals. There are also many older churches, such as the Church of Agios Iassonas and Agios Sossipatros  in the region of Anemomylos which dates back to the 11th century A.D. and has all the characteristics of the Byzantine church architecture.

  • Corfu - Cultural Attractions

    Discover all sights & points of interest of Corfu on the map, with transport information, hours of service and contact details. Everything you should do & see on your trip.

  • Corfu - Culture

    What can anyone say or write about Culture in Corfu. A culture which was formed by the passing of the centuries, from Ancient Times until today and is presented to the visitor through the sites, the monuments, the archaeological sites, the customs and the traditions  of the land.

  • Corfu - Hotels

    Αμέτρητα είναι τα ξενοδοχεία στην Κέρκυρα που προσφέρονται για τη διαμονή των επισκεπτών. Μικρότερα ή μεγαλύτερα, τεράστιες τουριστικές μονάδες που προσφέρουν όλες τις ανέσεις, ή οικογενειακά που αποπνέουν σπιτική θαλπωρή και φιλοξενία, τα ξενοδοχεία στην Κέρκυρα δεν αφήνουν κανέναν να αισθάνεται ότι «αναζητούσε κάτι παραπάνω».

  • Corfu - Lakes

    The countryside of Corfu is filled with small, scattered lakes, lakes that wait for you to discover and to admire the tranquility of their waters and also the lush flora and fauna which are gathered in these small wetlands.

  • Corfu - Museums

    On the island of Corfu you will find remarkable Museums, some of which are unique to Greece, where relics and findings from all the historical periods that have left their mark on the island are saved and presented. In the Archaeological Museum  you will see findings from excavations on the island, with the most significant being the pediment of the Temple of Artemis Gorgon which was found in Palaiopoli. In the Mon Repos estate it is worth visiting the Museum of Palaiopoli which is housed in the mansion that was the residence of the English Commissioner and summer residence of the former Royal Family. The Antivouniotissa Museum  is housed in the homonymous church  in Mouragia, with numerous Byzantine and ecclesiastical relics. Corfu has an incredible Museum of Asian Art that is housed in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George, as well as a unique in all of Greece Banknote Museum  in the center of the Old City.

  • Corfu - Natural Attractions

    Corfu has a very beautiful and natural environment. The winter rain in combination with the relatively temperate summer and fertile soil of the island create a verdant landscape, from one end to the other, during the entire year. Olive trees are dominant in the Corfiot landscape. Its Olive Grove  includes 3 to 6 million olive trees, some of which are more than 400 years old!

  • Corfu - Nature

    Corfu may be famous for its lush vegetation but, nature has endowed this island with landscapes of incredible beauty. The alternate rural landscape with the forest areas and the verdant olive groves at the foot of hills, which just touch the indented shores, synthesize a beautiful scene. Mountains, large and small lakes, rivers, caves and waterfalls, are part of the sights of nature  which you must definitely visit.

  • Corfu - Restaurants

    What can anyone say or write about Culture in Corfu. A culture which was formed by the passing of the centuries, from Ancient Times until today and is presented to the visitor through the sites, the monuments, the archaeological sites, the customs and the traditions  of the land.

  • Corfu - Rivers

    You will find four main rivers on the island, rivers that cross through beautiful valleys and mountains, pass through small and large villages  in order to flow into the sea on beautiful beaches . The Potami River  that passes through the village of Potamos is the one with the greatest flow of water. It is navigable in its biggest part, thus creating a very picturesque scene with fishing boats along its bank.

  • Corfu - Rooms to let

    Αν είστε από εκείνους που επιθυμούν για τη διαμονή στις διακοπές τους λύσεις απλές, αλλά απόλυτα ικανοποιητικές, τότε τα ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια στην Κέρκυρα θα σας προσφέρουν την ιδανική «απάντηση» σε όσα αναζητάτε. Κατά κύριο λόγο πρόκειται για οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις, που συνήθως συστεγάζονται με την οικία του ιδιοκτήτη, γεγονός που σημαίνει ότι η φροντίδα των καταλυμάτων αυτών είναι άμεση, διατηρούνται σε άριστη κατάσταση, πεντακάθαρα και περιποιημένα, ενώ ο επισκέπτης αισθάνεται την σπιτική θαλπωρή αλλά και την κερκυραϊκή φιλοξενία στο έπακρο.

  • Corfu - Small Islands

    Corfu is surrounded by small islands, some close to the coastline while others more remote which are also the borders of the country. Apart from the Diapontia Islands, in the north-western part of the island which are inhabited, in the sea there are numerous verdant islands and small islets, ideal places for exploration by boat for fishing or swimming.

  • Corfu - Sports

    The English occupation of the island, which lasted 50 years, left a mark amongst others and in sports, by introducing physical activities well known in Europe, but unknown to the Greeks. In Corfu the first cricket  game took place in Greece in 1823. Here, two centuries later, this sport recognizes huge growth, preserving 10 teams from a total of 20 which are active in the country. You can watch cricket games while drinking your coffee in Liston, in Spianada. It was here that the first tennis club was established in Greece by wealthy, English bred Corfiots. It took many years for this sport to be associated with people from working classes and with youngsters, but today tennis is very popular on the island.

  • Corfu - Taverns

    Toute l'histoire et la culture de l'île ont accueilli sur les musées de Syros, couvrant toute la gamme des intérêts des visiteurs.

  • Corfu - Tradition

    The distinctive cultural tradition of Corfu is characteristic of the island, due to the fact that it has been influenced by consecutive conquerors throughout the centuries. Despite the tourist development, Corfiots largely maintain their customs and traditions, especially those related to religion. The special way that Easter  is celebrated on the island has made it a number one tourist destination in the country during these days and for a good reason. Epitaphs, devoutness, boisterous customs, mournful sounds from the Philharmonics during the Holy Week and an impressive ceremony of the Resurrection in the largest square of the Balkans, Spianada, are elements which attract thousands of tourists.

  • Corfu - Transportation

    By car

  • Corfu - Villages

    Learn where to stay in Corfu, and which places to visit. Browse all the villages, cities and communities on the map, along with nearby points of interest

  • Corfu - Walking Tourism

    Corfu is the paradise for the walker, with landscapes completely different from each other and paths that cross either through dense vegetation, or a rocky coastline, or wetlands with lakes, or huge sandy areas. There are paths that many times lead to completely virgin beaches, such as Erimitis Path, in the north-eastern part of the island.

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