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Interesting Facts

39°35′N 19°52′E

COORDINATES

592 km²

AREA

217 kms.

COAST LENGTH

102.071

POPULATION

(+) 26610

TELEPHONE CODE

49ΧΧΧ

POSTAL CODE

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AIRPORT / INT.

HELIPORT

GMT +2:00

TIME ZONE

Corfu (town)

CAPITAL

CORFU,LEFKIMMI

PORT

HOSPITAL

HEALTH CARE INFO

Corfu Map

Corfu

Corfu has been one of Greece’s most popular islands since the 1860s. Located between Italy and the west coast of mainland Greece, it was one of the first Greek islands to attract mass tourism. Corfu is an enchanting island in the Ionian Sea that offers a harmonious blend of Greek history, Venetian influence, culture, and natural beauty. From stunning beaches with turquoise waters to charming villages and ancient ruins, Corfu captivates the hearts of all who visit. The second-largest Ionian Island, boasts beautiful landscapes with far more greenery than any other Greek island, and beautiful mountains that offer spectacular views to hikers. With over 217 km of coastline and plentiful of sandy beaches with turquoise water, a beautiful romantic old town and a rich cultural heritage, Corfu is a surprisingly fantastic island to visit for your vacation.

And if this is not enough, seat aside some time to explore the island’s unique historical and religious attractions. Plenty of historical monasteries, scattered ruins, old palaces, and remarkable museums can be found just about everywhere. A surprisingly great time to visit Corfu is around Greek Easter as the island’s Easter customs differ significantly from those in the rest of Greece. Vacations in Corfu are flexible, as there is something for everyone. There are endless things to do, so you will never get bored. With so many islands to visit in Greece, it can be hard to decide which one to choose, but Corfu Island is a destination that will truly delight you during your trip to Greece.

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and part of the Ionian islands. Corfu is the seventh largest island in Greece after Crete, Evia, Lesvos, Rhodes, Chios and Kefalonia.

According to the Greek mythology, Kerkyra (Corfu) took its name from nymph Kerkyra, daughter of Asopus, whom Zeus fell in love with and brought to the island. Together they gave birth to Phaiakas and thus Corfu became known as the island of Phaiakes.

The name Corfu is an Italian version of the Byzantine word “Korifo” meaning “city of the peaks”, denoting the two peaks of Paleo Frourio (the Old Fortress).

Useful Information

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Things to Do

Wondering what to do and what to see? The team of ALLOVERGREECE put together a list of must-see destinations and top-rated tourist attractions to help you make the most of your travel itinerary, so be sure to refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions.

Corfu villages

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Corfu Beaches

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Corfu Footpaths

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Gouvia Marina

MARINA

4

CAMPING

Yes

BUSLINE

11

BLUE FLAGS

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Weather Annually Report

On coasts and islands of central and southern Greece, where the climate is Mediterranean, winter is mild and quite rainy, while summers are sunny and hot.

On the islands, during winter the wind often blows; precipitation often occurs at night and in the early morning. On the islands, snowfalls are rare, and generally occur only in the northern ones, during the most intense cold spells.

Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of Greece. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. In summer, in the Aegean Sea the Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, and even if the sky is clear.

Corfu - Day and night air Temperature °C

Upcoming Events

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  • 24 Jun 2024

    The Feast of Agios Ioannis

  • 29 Jun 2024

    The Feast of Peter and Paul

  • 02 Jul 2024

    The Feast of Our Lady of Blacherna

  • 08 Jul 2024

    The Feast of Agios Prokopios