ABOUT CORFU ISLAND
Corfu Greece (or Kerkyra) is one of the most favourite destinations in Greece and the Greek Islands and attracts many tourists.
Corfu lies to the north of the ionian sea at the entranceof Adriatic sea. It is the second largest island in the group known as the Ionian Greek islands. Corfu is the island of miracles and wonders, where every moment the scene changes without affecting the harmony of the terrain.
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Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism. Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu island has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character. Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kassiopi and Acharavi are nice tourist places on the northern side of the island, while the inland is dotted with lovely villages and many sightseeings. Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style. Holidays in Corfu can be combined with other Ionian islands, such as Paxi.
The south side of the island is characterised as being flat with gentle rolling hills with a mixture of farmlands, small villages and long sandy beaches. Agios Georgios being a typical example it has one the longest beaches of the island almost 10 km long of golden yellow sand, if you exclude a few rocky patches.
When you have had enough rest and relaxation and are ready for some serious party time no need to drive all the way into town, a 15 minute drive will get you to Kavos, possibly the wildest party spot in the whole of Corfu.
Having such a unique mix of nature, activities and lifestyle Agios Georgios appeals to a wide range of people and while it will not appeal to everyone’s taste it is almost impossible to define the type of person it will.
North of Corfu Town, the resorts of Gouvia and tacky Ypsos are shining examples for young people, while Sidari on the north coast and Kavos on the south are the lager lout enclaves that sadly give the island a bad name.
The northeast corner has moved upmarket and a few resorts, notably the pretty bays of Kalami and Agni and smart Agios Stefanos, have escaped the desecration of their more southerly neighbours, and enjoy the more typically Greek atmosphere that comes with small pebble coves and dazzling turquoise waters.
Here you’ll also find the bustling resort of Kassiopi, which has a pretty waterfront and still has room for more traditional tavernas in addition to sports and karaoke bars. The next resort down is the long and inviting bay of Avlaki. Popular with weekending Greeks, Avlaki’s narrow 800m long beach is mostly shingle, but there are boardwalks and sunbeds and a couple of charming tavernas.
Corfu Town is the capital of Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Greece. It is the principal port of the island and one of the largest and most populated (30,000 inhabitants) towns of the Ionian Islands.
All that amalgam of architectural style gives to Corfu Town a unique charm, character and atmosphere that reminds of the glamorous Italian town of Naples.
The Old Town lies on the northern side between the Esplanade Square and the new fortress. Ferries approaching the port of Corfu offer a magnificent view to this picturesque and beautiful town as it is located close by. The square of the Esplanade (also called Spianada) is the central square of Corfu Town and the largest square in the Balkans. It is surrounded by sumptuous buildings, imposing monuments and an old Venetian fortress which marks the beginning of the modern town.
One of the most beautiful buildings boarding the square is the Liston building which stands at the western side of the Esplanade and was built during the French occupation.
Many other interesting monuments adorn Corfu Town, such as the Old and the New Venetian Fortresses, the Town Hall Square, the Square of the Saints, the Ionian Academy and the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint Georges. The town is filled with beautiful Venetian neighbourhoods such as the Kanoni area where are the ruins of the Ancient city or the beautiful area of Mandouki.