Corfu, Our Island
The emerald island
Corfu is part of an archipelago of seven islands, which includes Cephalonia and Zakinthos, off the western coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. It is one of the greenest and most fertile of Greek islands, with a climate ideal for olives, vines and fruit such as kumquat, figs and grapes.
Corfu, or «Kerkyra», as the locals call it, is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations for all age groups. Its beaches are exceptional, with Palaiokastritsa beach consistently voted among the world's best. Corfu is also rich in archaeological sites and historic castles for sightseeing. Beautiful natural environment, unique local gastronomy, clubbing and shopping complete the list of desired characteristics for more than a million annual visitors.