Port of Corfu

About Corfu, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Corfu, Greece)

Known as the Jewel of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is famous for its herb-scented mountains, cypress groves and abundant wild flowers as well as its fine Venetian architecture.

The island is close to Italy and sees plenty of Italian tourists as well as others from across Europe.

What to do in Corfu

As a major holiday destination, Corfu lends itself to all manner of tourist activities. Young visitors can spend a vacation relaxing on the beach, indulging in water sports and enjoying the busy nightlife, while those with a taste for history and culture can spend days exploring the island and sightseeing. Evenings can be spent in traditional Greek tavernas which can be found with a little effort.

Tourist Attractions

Visit Corfu town and witness an eclectic architectural mix of modern high-rise hotels and ancient fortresses, while the Spianada gardens and the Liston arcades are also worthy of note. More ancient architecture can be viewed in the old town with examples of stuccoed traditional Greek buildings plus Georgian and Byzantine constructions. The island's east coast is where to go if you want modern amenities, while Nisaki and Agni have more of a traditional Greek atmosphere with their typically sea-front tavernas.

Lovers of history should visit the ancient ruins around the Kanoni Peninsula. These include the Temple of Artemis and the Tomb of Menecrates. Kassiopi is also full of historical ruins. Visual remnants can be seen of the town's Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian history.

The island has no shortage of fine beaches on which to relax and enjoy the sun. Some are more developed than others. Popular beaches include: Acharavi, Agios Georgios, Agios Gordios, Agios Spyridon and Agios Stefanos.

Corfu Port

I'm looking for: