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GENERAL INFO

Corfu is the second largest island of the Ionian Sea and it covers an area of 592 square kilometers and a luxuriant coastline of 217 kilometers. It is situated in the north side of the Ionian Sea, in the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, two and a half miles from the beach of Albania. The mythical island of the Faiakes is an ornament of the Ionian Sea, but it is also one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, combining the green mountains and the long sandy beaches. The mild and rainy climate of the island brings out the rich flora which creates the unique color of the island.

Corfu, the second largest island of the Ionian Sea

The mythical island of the Faiakes

The beautiful beaches form many bays


The beautiful beaches form many bays. The best known of them are: Ipsos, Garitsa, Limnothalassa Chaliopoulou (in Pontikonisi), Mantoukiou and others. Also, there are some capes like in Kavo Sidero in the City of Corfu, Agia Barbara, Kassiopi and Agia Aikaterini in the north of the island, Kefali, Asprokavo and Leukimmi in the south, Agios Stefanos in the west, Arilla, Falakro and Ag. Isidoros.

Three rows of mountains cross the island. The highest peak is Pantokratoras (914m). Between the mountains there are many fertile valleys, like Lefkimmi and the grassland of Ropa that are washed by many rivers, which, however, are dry during the summer. Around the island there are many small islands of the same beauty and clean beaches, like in Corfu. Opposite the city of Corfu there is Bido (ancient Ptychia) and Lasareto, northwest stands Erikousa, Mathraki, Othonoi and in the south the beautiful Paxi and Antipaxi.

The innumerable natural beauties

The innumerable natural beauties of the Mediterranean climate, that result in cool summers and mild winters, the history and the rich cultural tradition, have made Corfu into an excellent holiday resort that attracts many Greeks and foreigners.


People of Corfu offer their hospitality to the visitors of the island, who experience a unique opportunity to enjoy comfortable and unforgettable vacations.

A mosaic of all nationalities and races walk through the picturesque alleys, known as the traditional "kadunia" of Corfu, which create an atmosphere of past times. In this scenery, one can find the ideal place for vacations, since he/she can choose between the small fishing-islands for quite and relaxing staying or the cosmopolitan places with loud night life. Also, the villages that are built in the green valleys are the ideal place for those who love the country or the innumerable beaches for those who love the extreme water sports.

 
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