Corfu is a vibrant city situated on the Ionian Island. Located off the northwest coast of the country, Corfu lies on the Ionian Sea, east of Italy, and southwest of Albania. The city of Corfu, also called Kerkyra, is one of the largest cities on the island with approximately 110.000 inhabitants. Known as the greenest island of the country, Corfu is also one of the most significant towns on the island in terms of tourism.
Corfu attracts attention with its fascinating history and cultural heritage, also appealing to many people from all over the world with its modern architecture. From ancient monuments to great cathedrals, the city is rich in historical structures. There are a wide range of places to visit in the city; we highly recommend the following: Jewish Synagogue, the Liston, Agios Iasonas Kai Sosipatros, Antivouniotissa Museum, Holocaust Memorial of Corfu, Schulenburg Statue, Maitland Rotunda, Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Roman Baths Ruins.
In Corfu, there are many pretty villages. One of these villages is Nymphes, which is known as the village with legends. This village is famous for spectacular waterfalls. Kynopiastes is also one of the most visited villages in the city. It is regarded as the traditional village of the island. Situated in the north east of Corfu, Old Perithia is the oldest village of the island. This village is home to some churches and historical places. For history and culture lovers, Old Perithia is a must-see.
As an attractive island, Corfu will fascinate you with its distinctive nature. The island has various parks and gardens where you can enjoy the beautiful nature, including Kaiser’s Throne, Foresta Nisos, Korission, and Corfu City Park. Also, the charming beaches such as Voutoumi, Bataria, Marathias, Arillas, Rovinia, Paradise, Barbati, Pelekas, Halikounas, Avlaki, and Kerasia on the island attract many people from all around the world with limitless beauty.
Festivals and some celebrations held at specific times of the year contribute to the range of attractions of Corfu. The most known of these are Varkarola, Cricket Festival, and Saint Spiridon. If you are in Corfu during these festivals, you won’t regret taking part in them.
Corfu is also at the forefront with its culinary culture. Captains, Maska, Minore, and Ambelonas Corfu are the most popular restaurants in the island. These restaurants are especially famous for their seafood. In addition, countless restaurants serving unique Greek flavours should definitely not be missed. There are also many bars and night clubs in Corfu. The most notable of these are Cult Rock Heavy, Beerock, Puppet, Atlantis Cavos, and the Lemon Tree. By the way, you should definitely try Gingerbeer in the island’s bars and clubs.
This great island is definitely a must-see, waiting for you with all it has to offer from historical sites to exciting daily life. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for a lovely day in Corfu.