How do we introduce an island which was the backdrop to Shakespeare's Tempest, which was Odysseus's last stop before he returned home, and which has been described by Homer as a "beautiful and rich land"? An island that has been described extensively by the Durrell brothers in their timeless books.
The greenest and the second-largest Ionian island, Corfu is a land of cypress trees and spring flowers, of olive groves and exotic fruits, vegetables and herbs. The northern part of the island is mountainous and has pebbled beaches, while the southern portion is narrower and has sandy beaches.
Corfu is a favourite among cruise tours and among the charter travel groups. Many groups organise their annual meetings here and it makes a great place for holding conventions and gatherings. There may not be so much in terms of museums and amusement parks to entertain you, but nature and the sea have combined together to make it a great place to have a holiday.
The village of Nymphes is the legendary bathing spot of the nymphs at it's beautiful waterfall. A walk to the waterfall is a must, and so is a visit to the monastery in the village
Spend time on the beaches in Corfu or go for lovely long walks in the mountain in the north. The walks are clearly marked and you shall see very interesting vegetation all along the way.
When to visit
From April till October you can enjoy many hours of sunshine and mild weather. Springtime is the best time to come here and the Easter season is considered to be especially beautiful. There is lush vegetation all around and the flowers are a delight to look at.
How to get there:
The main airport in Corfu is Corfu airport. It has year round flights from Olympic and Aegean Airlines from Athens as well as numerous low cost charter flights from all over Europe.
Many people come Corfu on charter boat packages or on ferries, or as part of their luxury cruise destinations.