Corfu Travel Guide
The most popular and, by far, the most famous of the Ionian Islands is the lush green, sun drenched paradise of Corfu. Legend states that this was Odysseusí last port of call during his ten-year journey home to his beloved Ithaca from Troy. Corfu Town is one of the most enticing in the Mediterranean. Situated in the middle of the east coast on a strip of land jutting into the sea it encompasses the very best of both old and modern Greece. To the north is Pantokrator, the Islandís highest mountain with its pretty hamlets of Strinila and Spartila from which you can enjoy incredible views. At Roda and Sidari youíll find some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. On the west coast is Corfuís most famous beauty spot, Palaiokastrisa, allegedly Homerís city of the Phaeacians. The beaches at Glyfada and Ai Gordis are both stunning, whilst Pelekas is a favourite spot for enjoying marvellous sunsets. Southern Corfu is home to Corfuís most popular and highly developed tourist area, Benitses, with its wealth of tavernas and nightclubs offering entertainment into the early hours. The Islandersí inherent ability to accept change means that not only are they able to offer more or less anything you could wish from a Greek holiday they can also treat you to some extremely pleasant surprises.
Getting there: Corfu has its own airport and has excellent ferry services to various other islands in the archipelago. It is also well served by road/car ferry and has a regular bus services to and from the mainland.
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