The island of Corfu (also called Kerkyra) is one of the most popular destinations of Greece and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Corfu is the northerly of the Ionian Islands group and lies at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea. The island is the second largest of the Ionians after Kefalonia. It has an area of 592 sq. km, a coastline of 216 km and a population of approximately 100.000 inhabitants, 30.000 of whom are living in the capital.
The island is characterised by a Mediterranean mild climate with lot of rainfalls in winter resulting in dense vegetation and an abundance of wild plants. The island is considered the greenest in Greece. Literally drowned in vegetation, with rich olive groves, thickly wooded hillsides and marvellous beaches, Corfu is an ideal holiday centre.
The capital and main port of Corfu is the largest town in the Ionian Islands. It is one of the most elegant and impressive towns in Greece and has spectacular architecture influenced by all the civilisations that once occupied the island such as the Venetians, the French and the English.
It is a town of unique charm and character which reminds one of towns such as Naples.