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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Best Travel Guide to Corfu

Best Travel Guide to Corfu
Corfu (Kerkyra) is an island in the Greek Mediterranean. It belongs to the Ionian Islands and is approximately 638 km². About 115,000 inhabitants are living in it. The island capital is Corfu town, also called Kerkyra. This is one of the most popular modern seaside Traveling Destinations, providing guests with beautiful landscapes, a high level of service, and a rich selection of entertainment for every taste. When you look at the island from the height, its outlines remind you of a sickle. 
At different times, Britain, France, Greece, and Italy exerted an influence on the life of the island inhabitants, which is why one can notice an unusual contrast of the cultures that literally occurs in everything: architecture, cookery, and art, The Greek name Kerkyra is said to derive from the legendary monster Gorgo. 
Since ancient times, Corfu has been regarded as the island of the Phaeacians in the Odyssey. The Phaiaks play a vital role in the Odyssey. They are favorites of the gods, lead a joyful life, and invented some interesting string play with their pleasures. Choruses, dances and sports games. The Phaiaks possess fast ships; they have trained seafarers and make the required shipping accessories by themselves.

Advantages of Corfu:

In the summer, the tourists can visit the concerts of the oldest Greek orchestra, whose performances take place in the Esplanade. For those who prefer nightlife, it is worth visiting the south of the island, the best discos and performances take place in the nightclubs of the seaside resort of Gouvia. For those who want to live the holidays in a quiet retreat, the central part of Corfu is ready for them. 


It is a natural nature reserve, where you have the opportunity to walk through olive groves, grape plantations, date palms, and pomegranate trees, to admire beautiful orchids, which are here of 40 species. Corfu – the best holiday Traveling Destination is the second largest and the northernmost island in the Ionian Sea. It is about 641 square kilometers and has about 115,000 inhabitants, most of which (45,000) live in the capital city of Corfu. 


Its extent is about 85 km in length and up to 18 km in width. The island is almost everywhere wooded, mainly from olive trees to a part and also with grand cypresses. It is also called the "Green Island." The mass of the population belongs to the Christian-Orthodox faith. However, this is not as strict as one is aware of the rural areas on the Greek mainland.

Development over the past 40 years in Corfu

In the 1960s, Corfu, the marvelous Traveling Destination, was characterized by agriculture. The main plantation is Olives. There were virtually no cars, and apart from the capital town, the villages had no power supply. 

There were also hardly any roads. Most places were only accessible with donkeys. With the emerging mass tourism, this was changed completely. It is the Destination of numerous travelers from Central Europe. A booming start has led tourism to become the second source of income. This also changed the life of the inhabitants. Roads were built, all the villages were so developed. And all this at an insane speed.

How to Get There to Corfu

By ship 

There are ferry connections from Brindisi, Bari, Ancona, Venice (Italy), Patras, and to the Greek mainland. The main ferry port is in it. Many cruise ships use Corfu as an excellent Traveling Destination. A small ferry port is located in Kavos, just south of the island. Here you can take the ferry to Igoumenitsa. The ferry port is located a few kilometers north of Kavos.

Some Places of Interest in Corfu


Rather a tiny place on the narrow but long stretched sand / pebbly beach of Roda with good tourist infrastructure. Few small hotels or apartments are mainly offered on the British market. The overall image of the place is very strongly designed for British tourists. (British pubs, football pits, and English breakfast). 

 In Roda, there are good water sports, which are limited to the rental of pedalos. By motorboats, you can drive to Sidari in the west direction of Kassiopi in the east direction. Roda is also the starting point for the bus to Kerkyra by bus (in the morning and back), which is also more recommendable than booking a trip to Kerkyra or visiting the city yourself with the rental car). Furthermore, Roda is the leading traffic point north of it, where the main roads are towards Kerkyra or Sidari.


Acharavi is a quite lovely, tourist very well developed place on the narrow, long-drawn sand gravel beach in the bay of Acharavi. The place itself is characterized by many typical tourist shops, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, and even a discotheque. 

 The center of Acharavis is the gyro, which is less reminiscent of the gyros known to us but is an excellent reference point within the long-drawn-out place. Going southwards at the roundabout, you reach the remote mountain villages of Corfu, the Pantokrator, and the mountain village of Spirilia via an exciting route in the direction of Kerkyra (alternative to the west or east bypass of the Pantokrator). A continuous beach promenade exists only to a limited extent, but otherwise, a beach migration, e.g., To Roda easily possible.


Well-developed tourist town but still quiet and original at the north-east corner of the island with a long gravel bay with crystal clear water and some bathing plateaus. Worth a visit.

Agios Stefanos:

There is everything that makes the tourist life pleasant, Taverns, boat rental, supermarkets, but much less traffic and people than in the places mentioned above. Also, a lovely bay and the best view of the Albanian mainland, which seems to be close at hand. (There are three places named Agos Stefanos in Corfu, one on the north coast in the west, one on the north coast, and this on the northeast coast).


It is a small village on the east coast of it. You can reach it by a hidden road from the coastal road. There is a picturesque harbor, which can also be seen from a viewpoint from the coast road. Corfu Town, the capital, is the only city on the island. The old town, the harbor, the two fortresses, and much more can be seen here.


Kanoni is the place on the Ponitikonissi. Here, one views the landmark Corfu and can make spectacular shots of landing aircraft. Benitses is a former fishing village situated at the foot of the Achilleion. Here there is a small port and things that have spent the time of Emperor William II, who spent a lot of time in the Achilleon, about the footbridge and the old harbor wall.


Moraitika is the best Traveling Destination on the east coast. It has a nice beach and quite lovely facilities. Here you get pretty much everything you need. Messonghi is a fishing village that has become more and more a seaside resort. A small port, a pebble beach with a few tavernas and shops. In addition, you can find some hotels and apartments to stay.


Kavos is a seaside resort on the southeast coast of Corfu; it is the southernmost seaside resort on the island. It is not far from Lefkimmi. There is a port and a ferry connection to the Greek mainland. The port is not located directly in Kavos but a few kilometers north of the village. Chalikunas is an absolute insider tip of the island is the 7-kilometer long fine sand beach. 

It offers a small dune landscape inviting you to linger. Behind the dunes extends the Lake Korission, a freshwater lake in which fish farming is operated. Glyfada is a Small beautiful bay with a beautiful, long sandy beach. 

In the town itself, there are two well-sorted supermarkets, several good tavernas, one beach disco club, a water sports center, a few friendly hotels, and a 5-star apartment complex in a quiet location. Particularly noteworthy is the "LTI Grand Glyfada," formerly "Louis Grand Hotel Glyfada 4*" an excellent all-inclusive hotel directly on the flat sloping sandy beach which is ideal for families with children

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