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Corfu

Corfu has been described as one of nature's work of art. With its rich vegetation, historical monuments, unspoiled beaches, surrounded by the crystal waters of the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, it offers its visitors the chance to enjoy memorable holidays. Corfu Town, situated in the center of the island combines the past with the present. The tour of the town of Corfu starts off the famous Esplanade, the large space between the Old and New Fortress. The buildings surrounding Esplanade, with their various origins take the visitor back to the past when the Venetians, the French and the British occupied the island.

Walking through the narrow streets, “kadounia” according the dialect of Corfu, you will discover the friendliness and the hospitality of the Corfiots. You can have a ginger beer in one of the famous cafes of Liston square and continue your walk by visiting some of the museums, old palaces, little churches or buy local products from the small shops. Corfu is the most northwest and also the 7th largest island of Greece and the 2 nd largest, after Kefalonia, in the Seven Ionian Islands. It has an area of 592 sq.km and a coastline of 217 km.

The small islands of Paxos, Antipaxos (in the south), Mathraki, Othoni, Ericousa (in the north) are included in the prefecture of Corfu. Corfu combines mountain, hills, little valleys, rivers (Tiflopotamos in Sgourades-Zigos, Megapotamos in Kastelanoi Messis-Synarades, Potami in Lefkimi) lakes (Corission, Antinioti and Chalikiopoulou), sandy and pebble beaches with great vegetation covering the majority of the island. Corfu is the island for every kind of visitor offering all the alternative options for a holiday: quiet villages with idyllic beaches or even beautiful resorts with exquisite nightlife.

The climate is composed of mild winters and sprinkling summers. The local products are the olive oil, olives, ouzo, mandolato, mandoles, a variety of cooked pork meats as noumboulo, smoked and dry salami, sausages, and the exotic trademark of the island, Koum Kouat, the miniature oranges. The tree was imported from China many years ago and since then is thriving only in Corfu. You can find the fruit in many variations, as liqueur, marmalade, fruit made in syrup and dry fruit. The local industry is based on the production of olive oil and especially in tourism

The symbol of Corfu is the ancient trireme, without a rudder, as the island had a large maritime power from the ancient times and the seamen were famous for their skills. Another well-known symbol of Corfu is also the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi), which is a small island in the shape of a mouse.


 
 
 
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Liapades ? Show on map
Surrounded by a 2,000 m2 of well-tended gardens, Villa Grecia offers a private pool and complimentary transfer from Corfu International Airport. more...
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Villa Felekas is a vacation home with a garden, located in Gazátika. The property is 8 miles from Corfu Town and features views of the mountains. Free private parking is available on site. more...
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Just 160 metres from the port in Corfu Town, Hotel Atlantis features a restaurant. Free WiFi is available in all areas, while some rooms come with a private balconies and Ionian Sea views. more...
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Almiros Beach ? Show on map
Located in Almiros Beach, this vacation home and is 13 miles from Corfu Town. You can relax by the outdoor pool in the garden and use the barbecue. Free private parking is available on site. more...
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Located in Acharavi, 13 miles from Corfu Town, Satori Boutique Hotel features an outdoor pool and views of the garden. Free private parking is available on site. more...
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Originally a 17th-century nobleman's mansion, the Cavalieri features a rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views of Corfu Town and the fortress, stretching out to the sea and to the mountains of more...
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Boasting a private beach area and a lovely swimming pool with sunbeds, Oasis Hotel is set amidst lush greenery in the area of Perama. more...
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Just steps away from the beach of Anemomilos and 1.2 km from the centre of Corfu town, Arion Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with balcony. It has a bar and provides free Wi-Fi in its public areas. more...
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Corfu Erimitis is a villa located in Ágios Stéfanos just 11 miles from Corfu Town. The property is 15 miles from Glyfada and features views of the pool. more...
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Dip In The Blue - 1 offers pet-friendly accommodations in Agios Georgios, 14 miles from Corfu Town and 26 miles from Párga. It provides free private parking. more...
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Within 500 metres from the sandy beach of Agios Gordios in Corfu, Lido Sofia features a pool, a sea-view sun terrace and a poolside snack bar. more...
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Located only 1.5 km from the city of Dassia, Castello Di Vista offers luxurious suites with free WiFi. Guests can relax in the balcony, garden, sun terrace and the outdoor swimming pool. more...
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Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool, Villa Chloe is a detached villa located in Virós. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen. more...
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On Gouvia Bay, the Govino is surrounded by palm and olive trees and features a swimming pool and 2 tennis courts. It includes air-conditioned, apartments with kitchen facilities and free Wi-Fi access . more...
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Marianna Beachfront Villa offers accommodation right on the beach in Barbati. The property boasts views of the sea. The kitchen has a dishwasher and a microwave. more...


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