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.

The entire island is full of paths, for the enthusiasts of walking tourism, trails away from the noisy touristy places, paths that traverse through wetlands, hill ranges, fertile valleys and secluded beaches. Around the island you will also find many scattered small islands, ideal destinations for exploration by boat, for fishing or even for quick dips.

Corfu is not only about its monuments, Liston and the beautiful beaches. Devote some of your time to the inland and you will be impressed by the images offered by nature in this privileged.

  • Tyflos River

    Tyflos River is situated in north-western Corfu and flows throughout the whole year.

  • River of Messonghi

    The River of Messonghi is one of the largest rivers of Corfu.

  • Potami River

    The Potami River is the largest river of Corfu and is located in the middle of the island, in the village of Potamos.

  • River of Lefkimmi

    The River of Lefkimmi crosses through the homonymous settlement in southern Corfu, until it flows into the sea, in the picturesque harbor.

  • Erimitis Path

    Erimitis Path passes through dense vegetation, many isolated beaches and three lakes. It is a small paradise, remaining intact by tourism.

  • Pontikonisi

    Pontikonisi is the most famous, small island of Corfu which is sung about and photographed by many, and it is worthwhile visiting!

  • Ortholithi

    Ortholithi is an impressive, vertical cliff which emerges from the sea in western Corfu, near Ai Gordis beach and Pentati.

  • Lazaretto

    Lazaretto was a quarantine station during the Venetian occupation. Today it is remembered as a place where, during the civil war communists were executed.

  • Lagoudia

    Lagoudia are two small islets across Issos beach in southwestern Corfu.

  • Kyra Dikia

    Kyra Dikia is an islet in the western shores of Corfu. At its top is located the monastery of Theotokos Dikaia in ruins today, celebrated on 29/6 και 8/9.

  • Diapolo

    Diapolo is an islet between Corfu and the Diapontia Islands, in the open sea of Arillas beach.

  • Gravia

    Gravia is an islet among Corfu and the Diapontia Islands which, has a beach of unique beauty.

  • Vido

    Vido is the beautiful island situated across the Old City of Corfu.

  • Varkoules

    Varkoules is one of the smallest islands of Corfu, situated in the open sea of Arillas beach.

  • Skoteini

    Skoteini is a small lake in the Danillia region, into a verdant environment with rich, aquatic life.

  • Savoura

    Savoura in Corfu is one of the three lakes in the region of Erimitis, in Kassiopi and it is the one situated northernmost, near Avlaki beach.

  • Lake Brentanou

    Lake Brentanou in Corfu is situated near Temploni in the northern half of the island.

  • Lakes of Gaidarana

    The Lakes of Gaidarana in Corfu are situated on a large meadow in the north of the island and they synthesize an amazing ecosystem.

  • Kavourolimni

    Kavourolimni in Corfu is situated among the dense vegetation of the island, in a beautiful landscape near Poulades.

  • Vromolimni

    Vromolimni in Corfu is one of the three lakes in the region of Erimitis, in Kassiopi.

  • Akoli

    Akoli in Corfu is one of the three lakes in the region of Erimitis, in Kassiopi.

  • 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.

  • Lake Korission

    Lake Korission is separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land and is the most significant wetland in the island, a nature landscape with unique beauty.

  • 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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