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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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 Jasmine Apartments Jasmine Apartments     
Jasmine Apartments Sidari
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...
 Pelecas Country Club Pelecas Country Club     
Pelecas Country Club Pelekas
Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Pelecas Country Club is located in Pélekas, just 5 miles from Corfu Town. Glyfada is 1.4 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Villa Marianna Villa Marianna     
Villa Marianna Benitses
Located in Benitses, this air-conditioned villa and is 6 miles from Corfu Town. The property is 31 miles from Parga and features views of the sea. more...
 Dimitris Apartments Dimitris Apartments     
Dimitris Apartments Sidari
Featuring free WiFi and a playground, Dimitris Apartments is located in Sidárion, just 16 miles from Corfu Town. Glyfada is 14 miles away. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Valentino Corfu Valentino Corfu     
Valentino Corfu Ýpsos
Located in Ýpsos, Valentino Corfu features free WiFi, a garden and outdoor pool. Corfu Town is 7 miles from the property. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony. more...
 Rena Studios Rena Studios     
Rena Studios Paleokastritsa
Rena Studios is located in Paleokastritsa, just 12 miles from Corfu Town. Glyfada is 8 miles from the property. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a refrigerator. more...
 Pictures Suites Pictures Suites     
Pictures Suites Agios Stefanos
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Pictures Suites is located in Agios Stefanos. Corfu Town is 17 miles away. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony with sea views. more...
 Lena Mare Boutique Hotel Lena Mare Boutique Hotel     
Lena Mare Boutique Hotel Acharavi
Set within a beautiful garden, in the area of Acharavi, Lena Mare Boutique Hotel offers a lovely pool and accommodation with a spa bath. It has 2 bars and provides free Wi-Fi throughout. more...
 Oceanis Rooms Apartments Oceanis Rooms Apartments     
Oceanis Rooms Apartments Barbati
Showcasing an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Oceanis Rooms Apartments is located in Barbati in the region of Corfu. Corfu Town is 7 miles from the property. more...
 Captain's Apts Barbati Captain's Apts Barbati     
Captain's Apts Barbati Barbati
Featuring free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor pool, Captain's Apts Barbati is located in Barbati. Corfu Town is 7 miles away. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony. more...
 Villa Melenia Villa Melenia     
Villa Melenia Almiros Beach
Featuring an outdoor pool, Villa Melenia is a detached villa located in Almiros Beach in the region of Corfu. You can relax by the year-round outdoor pool in the garden and use the barbecue. more...
 Malibu Summer Studios Malibu Summer Studios     
Malibu Summer Studios Dassia
Featuring a garden and seasonal outdoor pool, Malibu Summer Studios is located in Dassia. Corfu Town is 6 miles away. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Kommeno Bella Vista Kommeno Bella Vista     
Kommeno Bella Vista Kommeno
Featuring a garden, Kommeno Bella Vista is located in Komménon. Corfu Town is 5 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Sunflower Apartments & Studios Sunflower Apartments & Studios     
Sunflower Apartments & Studios Kassiopi
Located in Kassiópi, Sunflower Apartments & Studios features a garden and terrace. Corfu Town is 11 miles away. Some units include a terrace and/or balcony. more...
 Bella Vista Apartments Bella Vista Apartments     
Bella Vista Apartments Pelekas
Only 220 yards from Pelekas Beach, Bella Vista offers accommodations with views of the Ionian Sea from their private balcony or patio. The on-site restaurant serves home-cooked, Greek and local more...


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