Corfu-An emerald island
Corfu (or Kerkira) owes its reputation to Ulysses (Odyssey). Homer gives the first travel diary in the world and the first text with descriptions and information about Phaeacia (Corfu).
The old town of Corfu was in scripted in 2007 in the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Historically, its roots go back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. Having been ruled by different ethnicities throughout the years, (Venetians, French, British and Greeks), the city of Corfu assemblies a mixture of fine architecture engineering, and unique cultural and religious traditions.
Corfu Island is one of the top destinations of Greece. And it is also one of the greener islands of the country. Therefore, the beautiful countryside, the diversity of coasts along with the walks to the old town and visits to the Archeological museums and historical buildings, Mediaeval castles and monasteries, the impressive sights of the city’s Old and New Venetian Forts will charm every guest.
The city of Corfu with its commercial, social and cultural centre provides a complete service which includes banking, a variety of modern shops, antique shops, restaurants, entertainment local taverns, theatrical plays and concerts in the gardens of Mon Repo Palace, Archaeological museum, Achilleon Palace, St Michael and St George Palace that hosts an excellent Asian Art collection, a Casino, the famous marching bands in full regalia and many more. At the outskirts of the city of Corfu travelers can enjoy a game of golf at the Corfu Golf Club in the plain of Ropa, one of the best and famous field of golf in Greece, a game of croquet at the Croquet club of Corfu, a walk at the largest private marina of Greece Gouvia Marina, a visit at the sea-lake of Korission a part of the network Natura 2000, for the fauna and flora. In this important wetland coexist seven different ecosystems: the cedar forest, the lake, the dunes, the sea.
The great breathtaking tapestry of landscapes with the vast array of biodiversity and ecological value, the island’s history unfolded by the monuments diverse architecture will make you soon discover just how much variety such a small island can display.