Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea and one of the most popular islands of the country. By searching the island, you can feel the spirit of its dominating past; the dominations of Venetians, English and French have created a rich multi-cultural heritage and historic monuments which in conjunction with its spectacular natural landscape and its crystal beautiful seas place the island to the top of one of the most cosmopolitan and classy island of the country.
Its Greek name, Kerkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, the 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 hither to unnamed island and in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra. 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. Corfu's nickname is The island of the Phaecians.
It is located on the northwestern side of the island at a distance of 25km and it is undoubtedly the most famous tourist resort of the island due to its unique beauty. With the fortified monastery of the Virgin Mary to dominate on the top of the hills, the area is surrounded by endless vineyards, pined hills, sandy beaches, thus creating a paradise on earth. Although Palaiokastritsa has a big amount of tourists every year, it has managed to maintain its beauty and naturalness intact.
In the northwest site of Corfu, in a hilly area, there is also the village Sidari. The village has remarkable dimensions as it grows in the water and encompasses various beaches. One of its most famous beaches, which induces tourists’ interest, is the “Canal d’ Amour”, a natural passage formed by the sandy volumes on the sea.
Kassiopi is one of the most developed villages in the northern part of the island. In the ancient times, it was created as a fishing village and nowadays it provides all tourist facilities and two beautiful beaches.
A coastal village located 37 km from Corfu Town. It is a modern and quite resort with an endless sandy beach. On the main street the ruins of the Roman baths remain, whereas the natural attractions of the area are the Antinioti lagoon and the Valley of the Nymphs.
Corfu’s Old Town is the highlight of the island; a true treasure where ancient Byzantine and Venetian art are combined. The old town is delimited by the two ancient fortresses with their historic walls surrounding it.
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Let the beauty take your breath away! The amazing Cape Drastis looks like a tiny Fjord situated near Peroulades. On the way, the view is unique as one can see the famous rocks in Sidari.