Corfu Tourism

Corfu is one of the most popular and busiest summer destinations for both Greek and foreign travelers. One reason for this, apart from its breathtaking beauty, is its ability to satisfy every type of traveler, as it has the infrastructure that families with children, groups of friends, couples and single travelers seek. Also, the number and variety of shops and accommodations can cater from the most lavish vacation to a budget-friendly short getaway.

Corfu is located at the northern end of the Ionian Sea, just below the Adriatic Sea. It is a lush green island with dense vegetation consisting mainly of olive groves and cypress trees, turquoise waters and sandy and pebbled beaches.

Corfu Town is the heart of the island both figuratively and literally, as it is located in the central part of the island. It is an extensive historical monument that captivates with its preserved old town, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its impressive sights include the Old Fortress, the Spianada Square, the Town Hall and the Municipal Gallery, among others. In its southern part is also perhaps the most photographed spot on the island, the church of Panagia Vlacherna in the area of Kanoni facing the famous Mouse Island.
Of course, the points of interest are not limited to the town.

The famous Achillion Palace, a former holiday home of Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi), and the Kaiser Bridge are located in the area of Gastouri, while the Angelokastro Castle and the impressive Monastery of Paleokastritsa in the homonymous area (Paleokastritsa).

Corfu is also known for its magnificent beaches. It has an abundance of both branded and secluded beaches of various sizes and types. The beaches of Paleokastritsa are undoubtedly among the most impressive, as their blue waters are surrounded by lush hills. Canal D`amour in Sidari is also extremely impressive. It is a narrow sea channel "trapped" between limestone cliffs. Issos in the southern part of the island and Acharavi, Glyfada and Agios Gordios in the northern part are also among the most preferred by visitors.

Visitors can reach Corfu by plane or by boat. Corfu International Airport receives many flights from mainland Greece throughout the year, while flights from many foreign cities to the island begin near May. By ferry, one can travel from Igoumenitsa and Patra to western mainland Greece or from Bari or Ancona in Italy.



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