What makes Corfu unique!
Corfu is one on the most famous Greek Islands which is most certainly worth visiting. It is also known as Kerkyra and is located on the north western side of Greece. It has been controlled by many foreign powers such as the Venetians and the French and combines a traditional character with a cosmopolitan feeling.
Reasons to visit Corfu:
Corfu's rich history
• The impressive 15th century Old Fortress, as well as the New Fortress.
• The Saint Michael and George Palace at the northern part of Spianada, built during the British occupation.
• A considerable number of churches. The most imposing one is the city’s Cathedral, the Church of St. Spyridon, the island’s patron Saint, whose relics are kept here. The church’s immensely tall bell tower certainly reminds us of that of San Giorgio dei Greci in Venice. Four processions are held every year during which the body of Saint Spyridon is carried around the streets of the city (on Palm and Easter Sunday, on April 11th and the first Sunday in November). All the philharmonic bands of the city accompany the processions creating a remarkable awe-inspiring spectacle.
Greeks are well known for their hospitality. They are generally extremely friendly and helpful. They are very used to hosting tourists every year and so they have grown accustomed to dealing with foreigners. The majority of Greeks speak English and so you will not have a problem communicating with them.
There are countless pristine beaches in Corfu to enjoy:
Paleokastritsa Beach - 23km north west of Corfu Town
Glyfada Beach - 16km west of Corfu Town
Nissaki Beach - 22km north of Corfu Town
Issos Beach - 32km south of Corfu Town
Agios Gordios Beach - 19km south west of Corfu Town
Almyros Beach - 45km north of Corfu Town
Yachting in Corfu is very popular as the conditions are ideal for yachting and sailing due to the steady fairs and the long summer season.
While walking in Corfu you can visit the highest mountain of the island, Mount Pantokrator and see its majestic beauty.
Kayaking & Water Skiing are very popular in Corfu.
Fishing conditions are perfect throughout the island.
Horse riding is also very popular due to the British influence of the island.
Easy to get around
Due to the high traffic of visitors, Corfu provides many different ways to get around.
By Bus - The Blue bus terminal in Corfu Town is in San Rocco Square.
By Taxi - There are plenty of taxi lines two of them between the Spaniada and the cricket grounds. The other line is located at the Old Port.
By Boat - A great way to explore the island which are readily available for rent almost everywhere in Corfu.
By Bicycle - Bicycle rentals are very popular in Corfu.
By Car - Corfu has a number of Car Rental Agencies and to rent a car in Corfu is always recommended due to the large size of the island. In order to properly explore the island and its beautiful sights, a car will likely be required.
In Corfu there are a number of well-priced, clean and intimate restaurants and taverns specializing in classic Greek cuisine, modern recipes and fresh seafood. Some of them include:
Pomo d’oro Wine Restaurant
The Tandoori Bites
In closing, I believe that Corfu is one of the best Greek Islands full of history, amazing beaches, friendly people and many activities that you are able to take part in. It is an iconic Island that combines relaxing holidays with your family and friends with a robust nightlife for a younger crowd looking to party.