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!

A large part of the region has been declared preserved based on international treaties and has been included in special protection programs because of its importance for life on the planet. Amongst these are Lake Korission  on which is located the only cedar forest  in the island, and the Lagoon of Antiniotis, in the north-eastern part of the island. A region of rare, natural beauty is Erimitis, a completely virgin area, with dense vegetation, lakes and enchanting, secluded beaches.

The highest mountain of Corfu, Pantokratoras, dominates in the northern part of the island and calls you to discover it, through beautiful routes and with a brethtaking view but, also through its beautiful Venetian villages which are relatively unaffected by tourism. The waterfalls in Kyprianades  and in Nymfes  impress with their height. Anthropograva  and the Cave in Loutses are the most significant caves of the island, with exceptionally beautiful stalagmites and stalactites which are also found in the northern part of the island. Another mountain in the southern part of the island is the mountain of Agioi Deka  which you can discover through its verdant paths.

Inside the old city  and next to Spianada  square you can refresh yourselves and enjoy a stroll in two trimmed gardens, Boschetto Garden  and the Garden of the People, with a view of the Old Fortress of the city.

  • Cave of Loutses

    The Cave of Loutses is located at the foot of mount Pantokratoras and its entrance is situated in the deep of an imposing cliff.

  • Cave of Anthropograva

    The extremely interesting Cave of Anthropograva is situated in Klimatia village but, for the time being, its interior is only accessible to speleologists.

  • Kaiser’s Observatory

    Kaiser’s Observatory is the place where, the German Emperor would sit in order to admire the sunset from the village of Pelekas.

  • Pantokratoras

    Pantokratoras, the highest mountain of Corfu, is situated in the north-eastern part of the island. A Monastery of the 14th century is built on its top.

  • Boschetto Garden

    Boschetto Garden is a small and beautifully designed public garden, in the eastern side of Spianada, next to the moat of the Old Fortress.

  • Lagoon of Chalikiopoulos

    The Lagoon of Chalikiopoulos is located below Kanoni of Corfu, next to the airport, while on its end is situated the famous Pontikonisi.

  • Lagoon of Antiniotis

    The lagoon of Antiniotis in the northern part of the island is a very significant and beautiful wetland with lush vegetation and rare fauna.

  • Garden of the People

    The Garden of the People is situated at the end of Spianada, next to the Palace of St. Michael and St. George.

  • Cedar forest

    The only cedar forest in the island is located in the region of Lake Korission, above the amazing, sandy beach of Issos.

  • Waterfall in Kyprianades

    The Waterfall in Kyprianades falls from a height of 8 meters and usually has water from October to May.

  • Waterfalls of Nymfes

    The Waterfalls of Nymfes are the most impressive in the whole island. They are located just outside the village Nymfes, in the mountain of Pantokratoras.

  • Erimitis

    Erimitis is a completely, virgin ecosystem, in the north-eastern part of the island, accessible only through paths among the dense vegetation.

  • Mountain of Agioi Deka

    The Mount of Agioi Deka in the southern part of the island is full of walking paths, routes for Mountain biking and of course lovely, traditional villages.

  • Saltmarshes of Lefkimmi

    Today, the Saltmarshes of Lefkimmi are one of the most important wetlands of Corfu, as the production of salt has stopped since 1988.

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