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. Read more
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. Read more
Kaiser’s Observatory is the place where, the German Emperor would sit in order to admire the sunset from the village of Pelekas. Read more
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. Read more
Boschetto Garden is a small and beautifully designed public garden, in the eastern side of Spianada, next to the moat of the Old Fortress. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
The only cedar forest in the island is located in the region of Lake Korission, above the amazing, sandy beach of Issos. Read more
Waterfall in Kyprianades
The Waterfall in Kyprianades falls from a height of 8 meters and usually has water from October to May. Read more
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. Read more
Erimitis is a completely, virgin ecosystem, in the north-eastern part of the island, accessible only through paths among the dense vegetation. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more