consider a holiday as a time of total abandonment and there is
no better place than the magical island of Corfu for that.
Anyone who has ever visited Corfu will have many fond memories
of the place, its people and of the Greek food.
Corfu is an island of contrast, a fascinating blend of mighty
ancient monuments and holiday resorts for the travellers of the
modern age. The land of colour, flaming sunsets, golden beaches,
purple mountains and emerald hills.
Corfu is the land of gaiety, where dancing is a way of life, inspired
by the lively music of the “Bouzouki”.
It is the land of welcome whose tradition is hospitality, whose
people are so warm and friendly, you’ll never want to leave.
is also the land of feasting, where even the simplest tavernas
can offer you fresh fish, barbecued meats, the unique “Feta”
cheese, fruits and vegetables all washed down with delightful
Sitting at a side-walk table outside, sipping Ouzo, or walking
into the kitchen of a taverna, many foreign people have sampled
and enjoyed delicious Greek cooking.
A holiday in Corfu is a wonderful return to a simple way of life.
Maria, the fiercely devoted Corfiot maid, full of humour and goodwill,
carrying eggs in her apron and bearing a glass containing Greek
coffee heavily laced with ouzo, will look after your apartment
better than her own while you lap up the lazy Greek sun, which
in the height of the summer can rise to over 90 degrees.
Dangling off the northwest coast of mainland Greece, at the point
where the Adriatic meets the Ionian sea, the lush and green island,
with mountains and many cypress trees, surrounded by turquoise
seas , Corfu is the closest island to Italy and almost brushes
against Albania to the north.
Corfu is the best known Ionian island. Its history goes back to
the 8th century BC, when it was founded by Colonizers from Corinth
on the mainland.
The superb setting of its landscapes against the background of
the Albanian mountains, its wonderful climate and luxuriant scenery
have made Corfu a leading summer resort.
It is not difficult to understand why the island stimulates such
idyllic descriptions from writers like D.H Lawrence and Gerald
Corfu has some of the best beaches in the archipelago –
no fewer than 33 of them were awarded with Blue flags in 2002.
People going swimming in the clear phosphorescent waters and enjoy
exploring the idyllic bays or take advantage of the water-sports
and Boat trips available.
was once washed ashore and can claim to be the island’s
first tourist. Since, it is like a magical spell has been cast
on the island and many visitors have been attracted and intrigued
by this unique island.
The only real urban centre, Corfu Town, was renovated for 1994
EU summit and is now one of the most elegant island capitals in
Greece, with indubitable charm and a number of cultural attractions,
ranging from impressive forts to excellent museums and galleries.
St. Spiridon's Church, is well worth a visit for its lovely fresco
work and painted icons. St. Spiridon is the patron saint of Corfu.
Shopping in the old cobbled streets of the town is excellent with
jewellery and leather being good value. Having a coffee in the
“Liston”, opposite the cricket pitch, is a must