Having decided to visit Corfu (also named as Kerkyra or Korfu), one of the most interesting Greece’s islands of the Ioniansea prepare yourself for an unparalleled experience. An amalgam of natural beauties traditional villages & features and archaeological sites.
Corfu lies to the north of the ionian sea at the entrance of Adriatic sea. It is the second largest island in the group known as the Ionian Greek islands. This is the island of miracles and wonders, where every moment the scene changes without affecting the harmony of the terrain.
The most green of Greek islands, Corfu, has three million olive trees. As well as flower-strewn countryside and Adriatic-style traditional villages, it has splendid coastal scenery and some excellent secluded sandy beaches. On this cosmopolitan island, you’ll be able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife, for Corfu is an international tourist centre which can satisfy the demands of the most difficult visitors.
Corfu today offers a truly exotic mix of European culture and ancient mystique. Its varied landscape combines alluring beaches and mountain peaks, traditional villages are surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, countless ancient ruins to inspire and stir your imagination.
Corfu resorts, beaches and places to visit
Agios Georgios, Benitses, Kavos, Messonghi, Moraitika, Saint George, Marathias, Agios Gordios, Barbati, Dassia, Glyfada, Gouvia, Ipsos, Kontokali, Pelekas, Kanoni, Komeno, Kontogialos, Agios Gordis, Liapades, Paramonas, Acharavi, Kassiopi, Paleokastritsa, Roda, Sidari, Nissaki, Arillas, St Stefanos, Ermones, Kalami Peroulades, Agni bay, Agios Georgios North.
Where is Corfu – Geography and location
Corfu is the most northerly of the Ionian Islands. The southeast coast lies about 10km from mainland Greece, the northeast about 2km from Albania. Area: 641sq km. Highest point: Mount Pandokrator, at 906m. Length, north to south: 60km. Width, east to west: 4km to 30km. Length of coastline: 217km. Population: 114,000 approximately, of which about 41,000 live in Kerkura Town.
About 65 per cent of the island is land is under cultivation. Of this, 55 per cent is devoted to olive trees, of which there are an estimated 3.5 million. The rest of the cultivated area is used for vineyards, citrus fruit, vegetables and grazing. About one million tourists visit the island annually and an estimated third of working population is involved in tourism and its related industries.
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