One of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece, Corfu is located on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. It charms visitors with the Venetian style, the lovely beaches and the relaxing feeling. Corfu Town charms visitors at first sight with the Venetian style that reminds very much of Italian towns, like Venice and Florence. Many beautiful beaches are found around the island, such as Paleokastritsa, Agios Gordis, Nissaki and others. Corfu holidays can be a great experience for families, couples or group of friends, as it has something special for everyone.
The island of Corfu, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Ionian islands group. A place with long history and rich tradition, Corfu island, also known as Kerkyra, has many wonderful sights. Many conquerors arrived on the island through centuries, including British and Italians, leaving an evident mark on the local culture. The first governor of modern Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, also originated from Corfu. The Old Town is a gem for sightseeing, with the two Venetian fortresses, the interesting museums, Spianada Square and Liston Street, the wonderful paved street that is a copy of Rue de Rivoli in Paris. In a street beside Liston, there is the church of Agios Spyridon, protector of the island. Very interesting are also the Jewish quarters. On a hill above the town, there is the spot Kanoni with wonderful view to the small church of Vlacherna and the famous Mouse Island. Apart from the sights in Town, very interesting places to visit during your Corfu holidays are also the Medieval Castles and monasteries in the inland, such as the Monastery of Paleokastritsa and Angelokastro. These villages are surrounded by verdant vegetation and wonderful beaches can be found all around the coast, lined up with beach hotels and restaurants.
Corfu Greece gives countless options for accommodation. Corfu Town has a wide variety of luxury hotels, boutique apartments, and suites, often in restored old mansions. Many accommodations are also found in the coastal areas of the island. Villages close to the Town, like Gouvia, Dassia, Benitses, Perama and Ipsos, have many hotels and studios on the beach. On the northern side of Corfu island, Acharavi, Roda, Sidari, Paleokastritsa, Agios Stefanos West and Agios Stefanos in Kassiopi have most hotels and studios. The southern side remains less developed. Very busy is the region of Kavos, which is particularly popular with younger visitors. Agios Gordis, Ermones, Glyfada and Agios Georgios South also have nice studios on the beach. Generally accommodation ranges from luxurious villas and spa resorts to traditional studios and guesthouses.