Corfu is located on the west coast of Greece, in the northern Ionian Sea. Many do not know that this island with an area of approximately 600 square miles, is closer to Albania (just two km away) than the coast of Greece. Corfu is a destination known worldwide. It is one of the most distinctive tourist attractions of Greece. Today the island is a tourist paradise. Corfu prices are low, generous nature, excellent service, wide and inviting beaches and tourist facilities went well beyond the Balkans.
Corfu, with a length of about 63 km and a width of 28, hosting more than 30 resorts able to satisfy any claim. Diversity - this is the great advantage of the island. Be it north, west, south or east of the island, there are resorts specifically dedicated to families with children or on the contrary, young people eager for fun. Forested mountains descend directly into a clear azure sea hard, covered with fine sand beaches are many, yet wild, while in developed resorts luxury and good taste reigns on every square centimeter. Corfu has everything for everyone - restaurants, museums, parks and archaeological sites, legends, traditions and modernity. Incredible scenery guarantee a fascinating visual effect, hotels are some of the best and the locals are always ready to smile welcoming and friendly.
The capital Corfu Town (also called Kerkyra), Corfu island has a colorful history. Greeks, Romans, Venetians and the French have taken turns this corner of paradise, and territory marking specific style. Myths and legends of the island include characters such as Hercules and Odysseus, and Corfu seems like it would be hosted for a period and Homer. Capital of the island is not accidentally on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
By Maria Morari