Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, has a population of 110 000 inhabitants. The island of Corfu is well connected by sea to Greece and Italy, and also with the rest of Europe by plane. Since the end of World War II, Corfù has become a tourist destination for the beauty of its territory, for its beautiful beaches, but also for its cultural and monumental attractions, left by various dominations, especially Venice.
The capital, Corfu or Kerkyra is a city of more than 40 000 inhabitants, which offers tourists a lot of cultural and architectural attractions to visit. Starting from the Venetian fortresses, the museums (the Archeological Museum, the Asian Art Museum, the historical museum and the numismatic museum) and many buildings constructed in different eras. From an artistic point of view, the town of Corfu is characterized by a wide theatrical and musical program, with renowned international symphonic and philharmonic orchestras and many folk groups also known outside the island.
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In the historical centre of Corfu, the old town, visitors should definitely visit the district of Campiello, with its characteristic narrow streets, the kantounia, closed between imposing historical buildings and opening onto squares where you will find interesting shops. Also the district of Spilia is very interesting, with the oldest building in the city, dating back to 1500, in Filellinon street, 18. In town there is a long green strip called the Spianada.
On the island, places of great interest are the palace of Achilles in the town of Gasturi, the old villages Perithia and Sinies, the castles Gardichi and Angelocastro, the villages along river Lejkimi. However, the major attractions of the island are the sea and the beaches. Many are easily reachable by car or by public transport, while for getting to others, perhaps the most impressive, you have to walk on well marked paths above the sea.
There are many pleasant walks all around on the island, and allow to reach otherwise inaccessible places, such as the lagoon Korission, the summit of Mount Pantokrator on which there is a monastery, the area of Paleokastritsa with a beautiful landscape, or the village of Pelekas, 270 meters above sea level, from where you can see the island and the sea all around you.
Some of the most famous beaches in Corfu are: Roda, very popular with tourists, Astrakeri, with its long pier where boats dock, Gialos, with a promontory overlooking the sea, Sidari, equipped beach near the picturesque Canal d'Amour, Drasti, accessible only by a dirt road, Longa, near the tourist village of Peroulathes, Aghios Stefanou, also equipped and suitable for water sports, Arila, very quiet and suitable for family tourism, Aghios Georgios, where you can enjoy windsurfing, Paleo-kastritsa where you can hire boats to visit the magnificent caves, Liapades, very stylish with several restaurants, Ermones, isolated and surrounded by rolling hills.
Corfu - 20 Hotels
2 star hotelHotel Bretagne
27, K. Georgaki Street, Corfu
The Bretagne Hotel is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Corfu, in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Just 300 meters away, you will find a supermarket, as well as many shops and restaurants;...
5 star hotelCorfu Holiday Palace
Nausicas Str., Corfu
Aquis Corfu Holiday Palace is located near the centre of Corfu, just off the private beach accessible by cable car. On site you will find several swimming pools, water sports facilities and a floodlit tennis court.
2 star hotelKonstantinoupolis
K. Zabitsianou 11, Corfu
Konstantinoupolis Hotel occupies a renovated historic building dating from the nineteenth century in the historical centre of Corfu. The famous Esplanade Square is just 10 minutes away on foot. Ioannis...
3 star hotelBella Venezia
N. Zampeli 4, Corfu
Hotel Bella Venezia is conveniently located just steps from the Esplanade in Corfu. Located in an area full of shops and restaurants, from the hotel you can easily reach all places of tourist interest in the city.
3 star hotelArcadion Hotel
2, Vlassopoulou Str.& Kapodistriou Str., Corfu
Three star hotel, good value for money, the Arcadion Hotel, awaits you in Esplanade Plaza near the arcades of Liston, in the heart of the city of Corfu. Ideal accommodation for a comfortable and relaxing stay...
4 star hotelSiorra Vittoria Boutique Hotel
Stefanou Padova 36, Corfu
Siorra Vittoria Hotel is located in the fascinating old town of Corfu, close to the town hall and the city's main square. The hotel has pleasant landscaped gardens, where you can spend relaxing moments.
3 star hotelCorfu Mare Boutique Hotel
Nikolaou Zervou 5, Kefalomandouko, Corfu
5 star hotelHotel Corfu Palace
Leoforos Dimokratias 2, Corfu
3 star hotelAquis Mon Repos Palace Arthotel
L. Dimokratias & Sosipatrou, Anemomylos, Corfu
3 star hotelCity Marina
Donzelot 15, Corfu