Kerkyra, commonly known as Corfu is located on the northernmost part of Lonian Islands, Greece. Corfu town boasts of being the most important and largest town on this island. It is home to the local airport and also a docking place for long distance ferries and cruise ships. This small city is quite pleasant and caters exceptionally well to tourist. At the northern side, the island is more mountainous and wider and has well developed coastal areas with very good pebbly beaches. Sandier beaches are found on the island’s southern part. Benitses is another region of Corfu and is a traditional, old fishing village. Most tourists in Greece are fascinated by the village’s natural beauty and tourism has developed immensely to become the area’s main source of income.
Corfu and the islands nearby has satisfactory infrastructure and offers numerous activities that are best for a group holiday. Every year, motivation trips, school trips, congress tourism, antique cars or Ferrari clubs usually have Corfu as an ultimate destination. The nature of Corfu, its history and great sea ensures that all tourists, regardless of where they come from, their style or amount of time they wish to spend on the island can find interesting and original situations for having fun and exercising. Corfu might not be having children’s museums, Disneyland or zoos alongside other things designed for children but the entire island has a lot to offer children. Just like everyone else, the children can enjoy a warm welcome.
Corfu is also favored by many as a top destination as there is no criminality, tropical diseases, dangerous seas or violence that might scare away potential tourists. Here, everyone comes with just one motive and that is having pure fun. You will be pleased to see the children playing safely in the parks, streets, on the beach and playgrounds.
The Old Perithia is a protected site for local heritage and one of the top places to visit. There are 130 houses and 8 churches in a disrepair state but the entire village has so much to offer. Then there is Corfu’s old town which is home to many churches and historical sites. The Esplanade for example is a huge open park and one of the beautiful places in Greece. Other attractions on old town include the Old Fortress and the Palace of St. George and St. Michael.
The Nymphes in Corfu comprises of a big village full of legends. The nearby traditional village of Kynopiastes is another must visit destination and you will be marveled by the old mansions, a marble church, a museum and an old monastery. Beaches are many in Corfu and are known for their calm water. The Sidari beach is a top favorite for British tourists. Other nearby beaches includes Dasia, Ipsos, Kassiopi and Glifada among others. For keen walkers, Corfu is also an ideal place to be especially going for a walk near Mt. Pantokrator. Other activities worthy trying here are yachting as Corfu is quite ideal for sailing.