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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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 Villas  Castello Di Vista Villas Castello Di Vista     
Kato Korakiana
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...
 Condo Hotel  Filorian Hotel Apartments Condo Hotel Filorian Hotel Apartments     
Acharavi
Filorian is located right on the beach of Acharavi and features a pool with furnished terrace and bar. more...
 Hotel Kaiser Bridge Hotel Kaiser Bridge     
Benitses
Kaiser Bridge is a family-run hotel enjoying breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. It provides free sun beds on the beach located just 10 metres away and offers a bar-restaurant and free Wi-Fi access . more...
 Apartments  KM Apartments Apartments KM Apartments     
Barbati
Located in Barbati, KM Apartments features free WiFi, a garden and outdoor pool. Barmpati Beach is 0.6 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Glyfada Beach Hotel Glyfada Beach Hotel     
Glyfada
Glyfada Beach Hotel is located just 100 ft from the sandy Glyfada Beach. It has a sea view and it is surrounded by hills covered with olive and pine trees. more...
 Apartments  Rena Studios Apartments Rena Studios     
Paleokastritsa
Rena Studios offers affordable accommodation 250 metres away from Paleokastritsa Beach. It is next to a supermarket and 5 minutes away from restaurants. more...
 Condo Hotel  Valentino Corfu Condo Hotel Valentino Corfu     
Ypsos
Set amidst the lush surroundings of Pyrgi, within a 5-minute walk from Ipsos Beach, the family-run Valentino Corfu offers apartments with views over the palm-tree garden. more...
 Condo Hotel  Ipsos Holidays Condo Hotel Ipsos Holidays     
Ypsos
Featuring a swimming pool and a sun terrace, Ipsos Holidays is located 500 metres from Ipsos Beach. more...
 Cavalieri Hotel Cavalieri Hotel     
Corfu Town
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...
 Apartments  Glyfada Homes Resort Corfu Apartments Glyfada Homes Resort Corfu     
Glyfada
Showcasing an outdoor pool and barbecue, Glyfada Homes Resort Corfu is located in Glyfada in the region of Corfu, just 6 miles from Corfu Town. Sarandë is 22 miles from the property. more...
 Apartments  Jasmine Apartments Apartments Jasmine Apartments     
Sidárion
Just 100 metres from the nearest beach in Sidari, Jasmine apartments is set amidst a blossomed garden with a spacious swimming pool and sun loungers. more...
 Telesilla Hotel Telesilla Hotel     
Kontokali
Telesilla Hotel is situated in Kontokali, a short walk from the sandy beach, next to Gouvia Marina, and a short drive from Corfu Town and port. Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport is at 6 km. more...
 Oasis Hotel Oasis Hotel     
Perama
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...
 Hotel Corfu Palace Hotel Corfu Palace     
Corfu Town
Overlooking Garitsa Bay, the 5-star Corfu Palace offers a thalasotherapy spa centre, an outdoor pool and fine dining. All elegant rooms feature Ionian Sea views. more...
 Condo Hotel  Govino Bay Condo Hotel Govino Bay     
Gouvia
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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