Corfu is one of the more popular Greek islands. Located off the country’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is defined by rugged mountains and resorts along the coast. Its long history reflects a mixture of Venetian, French and a British legacy before it officially became a part of Greece in 1864. The town itself is defined by two large Venetian fortresses that give the city an old-school charm where it strikes the perfect balance between featuring many great tourist attractions while not being too overrun by seasonal visitors.
Get Ready to Explore the Grand Lady of the Ionian. At over 550 square kilometers, Corfu is one of the larger Greek islands. The Grand Lady has a lengthy history from even ancient Greek days where it is said the famous hero Odysseus washed up on its shores for a period of time. The island still maintains its ancient charm but has since grown to feature majestic castles and some incredible palaces built during the 19th century. Nowadays, the town area is a mixture of modern restaurants, narrow medieval style walkways and everything you need to have an incredible time.
It’s Time to Break Out the Camera. Corfu is certainly one of Greek’s most stunning islands. Oddly though, it’s more of a gateway to connect you to some additionally incredible palaces. When you charter a boat from Corfu, there are so many great places to explore including the tiny Pontikonisi, or mouse island, which is just big enough to hold the enchanting Pantokrator Monastery. Along with that is another famed islet, Viacherna which features a 17th-century monastery and is connected to the Greek mainland by a tiny causeway.
Dive into the Mediterranean for a Refreshing Dip. Corfu is a true beach lover's destination. It’s located near some of the most beautiful stretches in the country from Glyfada, Dasia, Sidari, there is a nearly endless list of beaches whether you are looking for somewhere to party down with beach bars, taverns, and watersports or find your own private stretch of sand to just stretch out and relax. Mariners will love the thrill of heading to the Diapontia, they are due north of Corfu and a great place for diving and fishing. Corfu is one of the best vacation destinations in Greece and if you are looking to unlock a truly unforgettable adventure than there’s nothing better than chartering your own boat and getting an authentic taste of Greek paradise.