Corfu has earned its name as the emerald island because of its natural beauty, a combination of green fields and olive groves descending into the crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea. A mountainous island with spectacular scenery and a unique traditional inheritance, Corfu offers the visitor a wide range of holiday options.
The island of Corfu is a popular holiday destination thanks to its stunning natural environment and many beaches. There is a great range of accommodation located throughout the island designed to appeal to all travellers and budgets. Conveniently close to many of the island’s most popular attractions, accommodation in Corfu ranges from comfortable hotels to luxury resorts and deluxe holiday villas. Book Corfu Accommodation
Corfu has regular daily flight connections with Athens and the flight time is approximately 50 minutes. Additionally there are hundreds of charter flights from many European cities directly to Corfu. There are also regular ferry connections with the other Ionian islands of Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Patras on the Peloponnese peninsula. Modern large ferries also connect Corfu with Italy and Croatia. The local bus transport on the island is very well established but if you wish to explore the island’s many attractions a car is recommended. More on Getting to Corfu.
Corfu’s 200 km coastline offers visitors a range of sandy or pebbly beaches and picturesque coves. The island is steeped in history and findings prove that it was inhabited as early as the Palaeolithic Age. The legacy left behind makes Corfu an island where the visitor can experience European history in one single location. Corfu town being the main port of the island with its Venetian influence is one of the most elegant towns in Greece. Traditional Greek villages, Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses, museums and lively resorts make this island one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Corfu Attractions.
The island of Corfu is inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Naturalists have discovered 83 species of butterflies on Corfu and the island is home to 40 species of dragonflies, out of 41 species in the whole Ionian region. Corfu is home to an astonishing 3 to 4 million olive trees. Corfu is the only part of Greece that was never conquered by the Turks. One in four citizens of Corfu have some musical training.