The most cosmopolitan island of the Ionian Sea, Corfu is located at the north western side of the country. A combination of natural beauty, Venetian architecture, wonderful beaches and archaeological sites makes it an ideal tourist destination for all tastes. In fact, due to the strong connection of Corfu to Europe for historical reasons, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism.
The capital is Corfu Town, which is found at the centre of the island and impresses visitors with the two strong castles, the wonderful view to the sea and the elegant architecture. Kassiopi, Pelekas, Lefkimi and Lakones are some of the most picturesque villages of the island, while popular beaches are Paleokastritsa, Agios Gordios, Glyfada and Ermones.
Whether you are looking for extreme nightlife or calm resorts, intense sports or relaxing beaches, Corfu has everything to offer. The island is easily accessible by ferry and plane.