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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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 Corfu Room
Located in Ágioi Déka, Corfu Room offers garden, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and room service. more...
 N&L VILLAS
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, N&L VILLAS is set in Corfu Town, 6.2 mi from Vido Island. Port of Corfu is 6.8 mi away. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Ionian Citizen 2-Renovated Residences Down Town Corfu City
Ionian Citizen 2-Renovated Residences Down Town Corfu City in Corfu provides accommodations with free WiFi, an 8-minute walk from Byzantine Museum, 700 yards from Ionio University and an 8-minute walk more...
 Lilliput Studio Corfu Old Town
Located in Corfu, a 9-minute walk from Ionio University and 0.8 miles from Serbian Museum, Lilliput Studio Corfu Old Town provides accommodations with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV . more...
 Elite Corfu
Set in Kommeno, Elite Corfu has a garden, terrace and bar. Featuring housekeeping service, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. more...
 Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Standing on its private peninsula with unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea, Corfu Imperial, Grecotel Exclusive Resort features 4 private sandy beaches, a pebbly beach and a large outdoor pool. more...
 Ionian Citizen Suite
Ionian Citizen Suite is set in Agios Rokkos. It has sea views and free WiFi. The apartment is composed of a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and 1 bathroom. A flat-screen TV is featured. more...
 Sun 'n Chill
Located in Melíkia, Sun 'n Chill offers accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as barbecue facilities and a garden. A shared outdoor pool is also available. more...
 Kommeno Bella Vista
Set on an elevated position amid the lush Ionian countryside, Kommeno Bella Vista has a free-form swimming pool with panoramic sea views and a poolside bar. more...
 Marlera Corfu Old Town Apt
Featuring city views, Marlera Corfu Old Town Apt is located right in the old town of Corfu. This apartment provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Dionysos Apartments
Featuring an outdoor pool, Dionysos Apartments offers a garden and sun terrace. Located in Corfu, it features apartments with free WiFi and a balcony overlooking the sea. more...
 Maistro Apartments
Located in Pelekas in the Corfu region and Glyfada Beach reachable within 3.4 miles, Maistro Apartments has accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private parking. more...
 Villa Petros
Set in a quiet location and surrounded by lush trees, Villa Petros offers spacious accommodations with views over the Ionian Sea. The sandy beach of Apraos is just 328 feet away. more...
 Corfu Sea View Rooms
Located in Achílleion, Corfu Sea View Rooms has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. more...
 Naftis Apartments
Surrounded by lush greenery 66 feet from the sandy Pelekas Beach in Kontogialos, Naftis Apartments features a restaurant and bar. more...


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