Vidos Islet

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The Islet of Vidos opposite Corfu: The islet of Vidos lies right opposite Corfu town. This islet is small in size but has yet many special types of flora and fauna around it, thus it is protected as a nature reserve. In the ancient times, this island was known as Ptyhia or the island of Hera. A strong fort, also used as a prison, was built there by the French but was destroyed by the British.

It is said that some underwater tunnels, constructed by the French, used to connect Vidos islet and the four fortresses of Corfu. A Serbian mausoleum also stands close to the small port of Vidos in the memory of the thousands of Serbian soldiers, who had died due to starvation and plague on Corfu in the First World War and were buried there.

An outdoor cafeteria and tavern offers refreshment drinks and delicious meals, while you enjoy the view of Corfu town. There are some beaches around the islet, suitable for swimming. You can take any path you like after reaching the islet and you are bound to find one. In summer, a camping site for children works there. Small boats connect the old port of Corfu town, right in front of the Court House, to Vidos.

Boats leave very frequently, almost every half an hour, and the trip takes about 10 minutes. Some diving centers also organize diving excursions around the coasts of Vidos islet.

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vasia wrote on Sep 21, 2013

In summer, there are boats going to Vidos from Spilia, just below the New Fortress. Actually there is not much to do there. On the back side of the island, there are two small beaches. In the front side, there is a tavern with view to Corfu Town.

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