Corfu is an island situated in the Ionian Sea, off the western coast of Greece. It is one of the seven Ionian islands. The name of the island comes from the Byzantine word which means “city of peaks”, but not the entire island is covered in hills and rocks. The island is a popular tourist destination all year round. To find out why, charter a yacht and discover all Corfu’s secrets. The most interesting place on the island is definitely the island’s capital, also called Corfu.
The town of Corfu was an important strategic point in the past, and its rich history has secured it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. South of the island is and international airport, which means that it is easy to arrive to the island. The city of Corfu is set in the middle part of the island, on its eastern shores. This makes it an excellent starting point for the journey around the island, whether by boat, or by vehicle.
Corfu offers a lot for tourists. It has a Mediterranean climate. That is why it is a perfect place to visit over the summer, but its mild temperatures make it a pleasant destination all year long.
The town of Corfu is characterized by narrow streets paved with cobblestones with picturesque and colorful houses on each side. Such streets are called kantounia. Even though entire streets were destroyed during World War II, the town was rebuilt and still has many old houses which make it an authentic place worth discovering.
A beautiful promenade called Liston is an example of architecture from Napoleonic period and the design was inspired by streets in Paris. There are many elegant cafes and restaurants on the liston. The promenade borders a park which holds a cricket pitch.
After you have relaxed and enjoyed the town of Corfu, be sure to sail around the entire island, a truly magical and beautiful place!