About Corfu Island

Corfu is a Greek island in Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 32,095) is also named Corfu. Corfu is home to the Ionian University.

The island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via Latin to Phaeacians.

In 2007, the city’s old city was designated for the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS. -Source by Wikipedia

Beaches in Corfu, Greece

Some of the best beaches of the Ionian Islands, awarded with European Union’s Blue Flag, can be found in Corfu. This link here lists all the beaches

 

Corfu Island Climate

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Things to Do in Corfu Island

  • Visit the breathtaking gardens as well as a spectacular panoramic view of the Ionian Sea.
  • Go off-roading to see Corfu’s beautiful landscape up close.
  • Take a scenic drive through the wonderful Corfiot countryside, full of olive groves, pine, cypress, lemon and orange trees.
  • Hike to the top of Mount Pantokrator where you’ll get a perfect view of Corfu’s lush greenery and memorable views firsthand.
  • Visit the Achilleion Palace also houses the Terrace of the Muses, which was built as a tribute to the nine muses of Greek mythology.
  • Visit the beautiful Urban landscapes that makes very popular tourist destination.
  • Eat at Agni Bay either in the evenings or during the day, arrive on foot or by boat, there are 3 places to eat on the beach all excellent, some of the best food ever. – Source by Royal Caribbean