Corfu Greece (Kerkyra)

Corfu island hotels

Corfu or Kerkyra is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea with an area exceeding 640 square km.

It is one of the most beloved Greek islands and destinations in Greece and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Corfu is a beautiful island with amazing beaches, picturesque villages and authentic, superb Venetian architecture, lively nightlife and a very cosmopolitan way of life.

The island is bordered to the east by the Ionian Sea to the west by the Adriatic Sea, to the north by the Mediterranean Sea and all this makes its unique climate. Its name comes from the Greek mythology, and in particular is tied with Poseidon, who baptized the island to his beloved Kerkyra.

The town of Corfu or Corfu Town is the capital of Corfu island and is one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Greece. It is the main port on the island and is the largest and most populated (about 30,000 inhabitants) city of the Ionian Islands.

Kerkyra is a cultural centre of distinction, and its museums and libraries are studded with irreplaceable books and artifacts.

It is divided into two parts: old and new city, like the old town (Palaiopoli) is located in the northern part between the Square Esplanada and the New castle (Neo Frurio).

Square Esplanada (Spianada) is the central square of Corfu town. Every summer, the Square welcomes cricket tournament, the only one in Greece, inherited from the British occupation. Square Esplanada is surrounded by magnificent buildings and the old Venetian castle (Pelayo Frurio).

Many interesting cultural monuments are located on the island of Corfu as Palace Ahilion, Palace Mon Repos, the palace of St. Michael and George, the monastery of Paleokastritsa, the church of "St. Spiridon", Kanoni - Pontikoni, the localities - Guviya, Kanoni, Dassia...

Corfu hotels are scattered all around the island in the main beach and touristy resorts and particularly in Korfu town and the hotels are from luxurious (five and four stars hotels) to family owned rooms, studios, apartments and villas but they all have the facilities needed to enjoy wonderful holidays on the island.