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Corfu is an island well worth visiting. To explore it and understand it two or three weeks are not enough. It is like a great work of art that reveals itself more and more the longer you look at it.

Here is everything you need to know about Corfu Island
 

All the things to do and see in Corfu

Corfu Town Hall: The San Giacomo Theatre

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San Giacomo building has retained its beauty and has become the home of the Town Hall. It is located at the intersection of Eugene M. Voulgareos and M.Theotoki streets.… Read More

Esplanade (Spianada) Square and Liston in Corfu

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The Esplanade or Spianada is the central square of Corfu and a meeting place for residents and visitors, it is the largest square in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe… Read More

The Palace of St. Michael and St. George

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During the era of the British rule in Corfu, High Commissioner Sir Frederick Adams in 1819 decided to build the Palace of Saint Michael and George… Read More

Angelokastro: The Castle Next to Paleokastritsa

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Angelokastro was the westernmost outpost of the Byzantine Empire and the Despotate of Epirus to which Corfu belonged until 1267 AD, it is near the village of Krini north of Paleokastritsa.… Read More

Mouse Island (Pontikonisi) – The Top Scenery of Corfu

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Everybody knows the picturesque Mouse island or Pontikonisi as the locals call it, at the entrance of Gulf of Halikiopoulos… Read More

Mon Repos, Corfu Palace in Paleopolis

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Mon Repos Palace is a neoclassical building at the east of Paleopolis, the Corfu ancient city.
Built at 1830 by the British Commissioner Sir Frederick Adam in the beginning of the peninsula of Kanoni opposite the ruins of Paleopolis….… Read More

Corfu New Fortress: The Venetian Fortification

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Another example of the high capacity of Venetians in fortification, and an architectural marvel of art built by the Venetians and with the physical labor of the inhabitants from 1576 until 1645… Read More

Old Fortress in Corfu & The Old British Hospital

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This was originally a natural promontory offering in its rocks protection for the residents of the 5th century AD when the ancient city of Corfu was moved here after the destruction of the ancient city by the Visigoths.… Read More

The Bell Tower of Annunziata in Corfu

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Annunziata, a monument of pan-European significance. At the intersection of Evgeniou Voulgareos and Vrahliotis streets in Corfu, is the Annunziata, a church devoted to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as to Santa Luccia, it was the Catholic Church of Lontsiada as the Corfiots knew it.… Read More

Achilleion: The Palace of Sisi in Corfu Greece

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10 km south of the city and three kms north of the village of Benitses on the edge of the village of Gastouri sits the beautiful Achilleion(Achillion) Palace.
It was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria who became known as the sad queen Sisi.… Read More

Ancient Corfu Sites of Paleopolis

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If you fancy a journey in your imagination explore the site of the ancient city of Corfu, known as Paleopolis (Old City).
It was discovered after archaeological excavations during the last century. The city was founded in the 8th century BC by Dorian Greeks from Korinth.… Read More

Museums in Corfu: Archaeological, Byzantine, Banknotes

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Due to rich historical and cultural heritage, the museums in Corfu are many and offer a wide variety of exhibits from Neolithic times to the present, there are also cultural museums dedicated to the rich intellectual life of the Ionian Islands, a bright example is Corfu Reading Society.… Read More

Corfu – Aqueduct of Commissioner Frederick Adam in Benitses

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On an island like Corfu, with huge rainfall and rich and inexhaustible water table, one would expect that the water supply of the city of Corfu with plenty of good quality water would be an easy task, but this is not the case.… Read More

Ruins of Roman Villa with Baths in Benitses

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Roman remains are not something many visitors associate with Corfu, but traveling around you can get glimpses which show you that their occupation was definitely not a quick holiday stop! Many conquerors have left their marks on the island.… Read More

Most important things about Corfu town

Corfu Town Hall: The San Giacomo Theatre

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San Giacomo building has retained its beauty and has become the home of the Town Hall. It is located at the intersection of Eugene M. Voulgareos and M.Theotoki streets.… Read More

Esplanade (Spianada) Square and Liston in Corfu

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The Esplanade or Spianada is the central square of Corfu and a meeting place for residents and visitors, it is the largest square in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe… Read More

The Palace of St. Michael and St. George

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During the era of the British rule in Corfu, High Commissioner Sir Frederick Adams in 1819 decided to build the Palace of Saint Michael and George… Read More

Corfu Town 2021: Wandering in The Charming Old City

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Corfu Town is a beautiful medieval city influenced by the 411 years of Venetian rule. The historic old center of Corfu has the most monuments… Read More

Mon Repos, Corfu Palace in Paleopolis

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Mon Repos Palace is a neoclassical building at the east of Paleopolis, the Corfu ancient city.
Built at 1830 by the British Commissioner Sir Frederick Adam in the beginning of the peninsula of Kanoni opposite the ruins of Paleopolis….… Read More

Corfu New Fortress: The Venetian Fortification

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Another example of the high capacity of Venetians in fortification, and an architectural marvel of art built by the Venetians and with the physical labor of the inhabitants from 1576 until 1645… Read More

Old Fortress in Corfu & The Old British Hospital

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This was originally a natural promontory offering in its rocks protection for the residents of the 5th century AD when the ancient city of Corfu was moved here after the destruction of the ancient city by the Visigoths.… Read More

The Bell Tower of Annunziata in Corfu

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Annunziata, a monument of pan-European significance. At the intersection of Evgeniou Voulgareos and Vrahliotis streets in Corfu, is the Annunziata, a church devoted to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary as well as to Santa Luccia, it was the Catholic Church of Lontsiada as the Corfiots knew it.… Read More

Ancient Corfu Sites of Paleopolis

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If you fancy a journey in your imagination explore the site of the ancient city of Corfu, known as Paleopolis (Old City).
It was discovered after archaeological excavations during the last century. The city was founded in the 8th century BC by Dorian Greeks from Korinth.… Read More

Museums in Corfu: Archaeological, Byzantine, Banknotes

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Due to rich historical and cultural heritage, the museums in Corfu are many and offer a wide variety of exhibits from Neolithic times to the present, there are also cultural museums dedicated to the rich intellectual life of the Ionian Islands, a bright example is Corfu Reading Society.… Read More

Corfu Town in the Winter

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A stroll through the old part of town in the evening once the visitors have departed reveals a completely different place to the thriving metropolis seen on a summer’s morning. Leave the Esplanade and walk along St Spyridon’s street… Read More

Information for travelers

7 Outdoor Things to Do in Corfu

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If you want a more active holiday, Corfu won’t disappoint you. There are plenty of outdoor activities to try on the Emerald Island. Here are our top picks.… Read More

5 Essential Items To Pack When Travelling To Corfu

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You will need to pack your luggage for the vacation. So, here are the five essential items that you cannot miss while going to Corfu.… Read More

Secrets of Corfu: Hidden Depths of Greece’s Holiday Island

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Corfu is a wonder of an island. Its golden beaches along with its salty seas make Corfu one of the most explored islands in Greece… Read More

10 Great Movies That Were Filmed In Corfu Island

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What better way to film a movie is on Corfu Island in Greece. With the picturesque natural vistas of Corfu, many film producers have seen the potential in this beautiful island… Read More

Corfu Blue Bus Routes and Timetable

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The Corfu Blue Bus company has very frequent routes with some villages around Corfu, with 12 destinations on the island’s urban fabric.… Read More

Tips, Questions and Answers About Corfu

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We give some direct and short answers about Corfu island for People who asked about… Read More

Best Areas to Stay in Corfu for Couples and Families

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Corfu island has holiday resorts for everybody, but there are some places suitable especially for families with kids or couples seeking relaxing destinations… Read More

The Durrells: The House They Lived in Corfu and The TV Series

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This is the story of the Durrells, an eccentric and a little crazy family lived in Corfu from 1936 to 1939 and not the TV series… Read More

Holidays or Public Holidays? In Greece and Corfu

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The word Holidays is translated as “Διακοπές” [Diakopes] in Greek but has a completely different meaning than in the English speaking countries… Read More

Distances from Corfu Center to 80+ Villages

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Here are the distances in kilometers from Corfu center to the largest villages, beaches and the most important points of interest on the island… Read More

Water Sports and Sailing Holidays in Corfu

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There are many Sports Activities in Corfu island, Diving, Skiing, and Sailing can be found in almost every holiday resort… Read More

Useful Addresses and Phone Numbers in Corfu

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Here are Addresses and telephone numbers in Corfu town which can be found useful… Read More

Corfu Weather Forecast: Average Temperatures per Month

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Corfu climate is generally mild and humid, with plenty of rain and mostly south or southeast winds. Winters are mild with the cooler season the first 20 days in January where temperatures approach zero but rarely fall below it… Read More

Corfu Airport: Flights & Arrivals to Ioannis Kapodistrias

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Corfu airport is located south of Corfu town west of Garitsa and Kanoni and north of the Mouse island with which is almost in a straight line, inside the Chalikiopoulos lagoon… Read More

Corfu-Igoumenitsa Ferries & Green Buses Routes

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Info for Corfu – Igoumenitsa ferry boat routes, schedules, and Green buses, online car rentals, and cheap flights to and from Corfu.… Read More

How Do I Get to Corfu? Flight Duration

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Most people seem to think that all the visitors to Corfu arrive on charter flights to the island.
And certainly, these do come from all over Europe nowadays- looking at the arrivals board there are flights from Hungary, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and others in addition to those traditionally associated with Corfu such as Gatwick and Manchester… Read More

Corfu`s Summer Season

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In the 1970s when Corfu first became widely visited by tourists the season stretched from the end of March until early November.
Of course, the island was not full for all those months, but from May15th-September 15th it was difficult to find empty rooms in the hotels… Read More

Corfu`s Notable Foreign Residents

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During the British Protectorate (1815-1864) there were a number of notable residents on Corfu, not least the future prime minister William Gladstone, and the landscape artist and humorist Edward Lear, who has produced wonderful watercolors of Corfu in those days… Read More

Across Corfu Island

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The resorts of Benitses and Agios Gordios lie opposite each other, where the island is only about 6 kms wide, but even on the main roads, the drive between them takes about half an hour going up and downhill.
For the adventurous though there is an alternative… Read More

Corfu Town in the Winter

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A stroll through the old part of town in the evening once the visitors have departed reveals a completely different place to the thriving metropolis seen on a summer’s morning. Leave the Esplanade and walk along St Spyridon’s street… Read More

All about Corfiot food

7 Condiments That Bring Greece Taste Even In Your Home

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Delicious food with amazing ingredients. Here, we’re going to share with you seven condiments Mediterraneans use to spruce up their meals.… Read More

Yummy Greek Food: 11 Epic Traditional Greek Recipes

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Known for fresh crisp greens, strong natural cheese, and lamb dishes cooked to perfection, Greece has a wonderfully colorful palette that is steeped in history.… Read More

8 Greek Desserts & Dishes You Have To Taste

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One of the things that draw me back to Greece time and again, aside from the sunshine, culture, and friendly people, is the food. The Greeks know how to eat… Read More

Octopus Bourdeto: A Corfiot Traditional Dish

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Here’s the recipe for the octopus bourdeto as the housewives make it in Corfu… Read More

Corfu Recipe for a Delicious Bianco

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Bianco (Italian Bianco = white) is a delicious fish dish that resembles a fish soup but has nothing to do with it… Read More

Sofrito from Corfu: A Very Easy to Do Recipe

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Sofrito is another Venetian recipe that has been incorporated into Corfu’s cuisine… Read More

Bourdeto: A Spicy Fish Recipe from Corfu

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Bourdeto is another Corfiot fish dish that also comes from Venice, It is made with fish from the deep, mainly scorpions… Read More

Pastitsada Recipe: Corfu`s Top Traditional Dish

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Here is the original authentic recipe with the ingredients and the way to make the most characteristic dish of Corfu’s cuisine… Read More

Corfu Cuisine? Food and Yummy Corfu Recipes

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The recipes of Corfiot cuisine are many, Pastitsada to be the top and Bourdeto, Bianco, and Sofrito among the most famous of Corfu food.… Read More

The best beaches on the island

How to Cycle on the Sandy Beaches of Corfu: 9 Pro-Backed Tips

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Biking on a sandy surface like that of the sandy beaches in Corfu, is totally different from cycling on peachy roads… Read More

Erimitis Beaches: Hidden Jewels at North Corfu

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Erimitis area is the Northeastern tip of Corfu island, From the Agios Stefanos area in the East and stretches up to Kassiopi borders.… Read More

What are The 10 Top Beaches in Corfu Voted by You?

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The Top 10 beaches of Corfu, as voted by you among the unnumbered beautiful sandy or pebble beaches in Corfu island.… Read More

The Cedar Forest of Korission Lake at the Beaches of Halikounas and Issos

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Next, to Korission lake, a small cedar forest between the large sandy beaches of Chalikouna and Issos.… Read More

7 Hidden Corfu Paradise Beaches Near Paleokastritsa

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Under Paleokastritsa, there are some high cliffs that end abruptly on the coast to create beautiful hidden beaches in Corfu.… Read More

Paleokastritsa Beach: A Beautiful Corfu Resort

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Paleokastritsa, about 25 km from Corfu town. One of the most beautiful places in Corfu and the Ionian islands.… Read More

Sidari Corfu: Beach Resort and Canal d`Amour

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Sidari on the northwest end of Corfu. A large tourist resort and golden sandy beach up to the famous Canal d`Amour.… Read More

Peroulades and Loggas Wild Sandy Corfu Beach

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Peroulades is a small village with simple apartments and villas, perfect to enjoy the wonderful sandy beach.… Read More

Roda Corfu: Beach and Holiday Resort at North

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Roda is one of the older villages on the north coast where tourism has been well established for many years.… Read More

Acharavi Beach: A Large Holiday Resort in North Corfu

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Acharavi a few years ago was a village, clustered around the well in the middle, but now is a huge beach resort.… Read More

Kavos Corfu: Still a Resort With Notorious Nightlife?

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Kavos is on the southernmost edge of Corfu island, with rich and notorious nightlife.… Read More

Messonghi Beach and Hotel

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Messonghi is a very large beach located on the east coast of Corfu, next to the large tourist resort of Moraitika.… Read More

Moraitika Beach Resort in Southeast Corfu

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The old village of Moraitika sits on a hill at the base of which lies the modern resort stretching down to the shore.… Read More

Pelekas and Kontogialos Beach at West Corfu

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The village of Pelekas is situated on a hill overlooking all central Corfu. Kontogialos is the beach under the village.… Read More

Dassia Beach: A Corfu Resort for Families

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Dassia was the site of Europe’s first Club Mediterranee, a large shingle beach, popular among families.… Read More

Ipsos Corfu Resort and Long Pebble Beach

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Ipsos is a large bay at the foot of Mount Pantocrator, It has water sports and a diving school. Dolphins can be seen out at sea.… Read More

Gouvia Corfu: Yachting Marina & Venetian Arsenal

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Gouvia is a large bay and a popular holiday resort, but it now has an added attraction- the island’s largest marina.… Read More

Agios Georgios Pagon at Northwest Corfu

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Saint George is a resort in northwest Corfu, a spectacular huge horseshoe-shaped sandy bay, fringed with small hotels, bars, and tavernas.… Read More

Agios Gordios Beach and Resort in West Corfu

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Agios Gordios is a long wide sandy stretch, offering water sports and plenty of entertainment in the bars and tavernas along its length.… Read More

Barbati Beach Resort at Sinies Corfu

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Barbati resort was until recently a stony beach beloved of Corfiots who came to picnic in the olive groves at weekends.… Read More

Rovinia Beach in Corfu

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Rovinia beach is a small, remote, beautiful, and unspoiled beach in west Corfu. It is considered the most beautiful beach in Corfu.… Read More

Issos Amazing Beach and the Magic Cedar Forest

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Issos beach in Southwest Corfu lays just south of Chalikounas with Korission lake in the background and St George to the south.… Read More

Halikounas: The Largest Sandy Beach on West Corfu

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Halikounas is several kilometers of sand in southwestern Corfu, between ​​the northern Ionian sea and the Lake of Korission.… Read More

Glyfada Beach Corfu: The Resort in West Corfu

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Glyfada is Corfu’s cosmopolitan beach, stretched at the bottom of an olive and cypress covered hill- looking out across the sea to Italy.… Read More

Ermones Resort in West Coast of Corfu

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Ermones is on a dramatic cove at the west coast of Corfu, claiming to be the place where Odysseus landed and found the lovely Princess Nausika.… Read More

Agios Stefanos and Arillas at Northwest of Corfu

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Saint Stefanos and Arillas, these two bays are great favorites with visitors who return year after year and really feel ‘local’.… Read More

Mirtiotissa, the Corfu Nudist Beach of the 80`s

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Myrtiotissa is on the western coast of the island, and isolated, therefore since the 60`s it was the nudist beach of Corfu.… Read More

Nissaki at Sinies in Corfu

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Nissaki means small island- and it is, now linked to the mainland, and containing one of the island’s oldest tavernas… Read More

Asprokavos & Arkoudilas Southern Corfu Capes

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Asprokavos and Arkoudilas capes – the hard-to-reach and wild beaches at the southern end of Corfu island… Read More

Gardenos Large Sandy Beach at Vitalades Corfu

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Gardenos beach is situated in the southwest end part of Corfu, it is the beachside of the traditional village of Vitalades.… Read More

Golden Beach of Santa Barbara at South West of Corfu

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The wide golden sandy beach of Santa Barbara in the southwest of the island of Corfu.… Read More

Marathias: A Long Stretched Golden Sandy Corfu Beach

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The large golden sandy beach of Marathia in southwest Corfu, many miles of sand stretching down south up to the cape of Arkoudilas.… Read More

Agios Georgios (Saint George South) Beach at Argyrades

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St George south in Argyrades, 33 km from Corfu town, It is a tourist resort with a vast sandy beach also known as Saint George south.… Read More

49 Best Beaches in Corfu Island: The Complete List

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Corfu Beaches are countless, beautiful, and enormous. Most are sandy and crowded, although many peaceful and quiet remote beaches are not missing.… Read More

Cultural events

10 Great Movies That Were Filmed In Corfu Island

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What better way to film a movie is on Corfu Island in Greece. With the picturesque natural vistas of Corfu, many film producers have seen the potential in this beautiful island… Read More

Corfu Easter 2020: All Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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For Easter 2020 it would be funny to think about events and celebrations and even more for visitors.
After all, to limit the COVID-19 disaster as much as we can, we have no other way than isolation.… Read More

Sagrado – What does this word finally mean?

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Sagrado was an underground, narrow and very deep space like a gallery never be seen by the sun… Read More

Corfu Dialect: Interesting Typical Words

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This process created the Corfiot dialect, a Greek language with Italian-Greek words that follow Greek grammar and syntax… Read More

Easter in Corfu 2019

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Spring Corfu once again awaits this year’s loyal friends of Greece’s top Easter celebrations… Read More

Corfu Easter 2017

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Easter for the Orthodox church this year is a little early, on April 16th, so the Sunday of Thomas is on April 9th and the other holidays are on Friday 14th and the second day of Easter on the 17th, the other related to Easter celebrations will continue until the Sunday after Easter on April 23.… Read More

Corfu Easter, Biggest Religious Event in Corfu

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Corfu Easter is the biggest event of the year, held each year in Corfu with glory and splendor
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Holy Week Photos and Events

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Celebrations and events in Corfu for Easter are unique, and attract visitors from other parts of Greece who mingle with local people and foreign tourists watching the processions, taking part in the services, and enjoying all the festivities.… Read More

6th Achilleian Race Results

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Results of sixth Achilles Race of 10,000 meters, held in Corfu at 6th of June 2011… Read More

Corfu Achillian Race and Semi Marathon

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On the first Sunday of June, the annual Achillian race takes place, taking its name from the former municipality of Achillion… Read More

Corfu Mountain Trail 2014

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Despite the cold and rainy weather this year’s 3rd CORFU MOUNTAIN TRAIL in Benitses had great success… Read More

Most about history

Corfu at Prehistoric and Ancient Times

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Corfu has been inhabited since the Stone Age.
At that time it was part of the mainland and the sea that today separates it from the mainland was only a small lake… Read More

Roman Era and Early Byzantine Period

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At the time of emperor Theodosius (339 AD), the Roman empire was re-divided into east and west, Corfu then belonged to the east empire… Read More

Corfu Middle Ages and Byzantine Period

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During this period the whole island was exposed to frequent barbarian raids and pirate invasions… Read More

Venetian Domination in Corfu

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The Council of Corfu and especially the overwhelming majority of nobility were friendly with the Venetians… Read More

Corfu of the Middle Ages on a Map of 1575

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This map of Corfu of 1575 was designed like all medieval maps. According to the sources of that time and lots of imagination… Read More

Ionian State – United States of Ionian Islands

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The Venetian period was followed by the first French occupation in 1797, It was the end of the feudal system… Read More

History of Corfu – Union with Greece and Modern Times

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On the 21st of May 1864, the British ruled Corfu and together with all the Ionian Islands, following the London Agreement and the Ionian Parliament’s resolution, united with Greece… Read More

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