Corfu is a Greek island located on the Ionian Sea in the north of Greece.
Do not be afraid of location of island in the north of Greece. The north of Greece is hotter in summer than the southernmost Greek island - Crete. The best time to travel to the Greek islands is from May to October. Those who like cooler temperatures will feel happy to attend Corfu in other months as well.
Corfu Airport is known for its particularly short runway. This airport is widely popular among tourists, as the landing of aircraft is almost above the tourist's head.
Achilleion - castle of Sisi
The castle was built by the Austro-Hungarian Empress Sisi (Elisabeth of Bavaria).
Statue of Achilleion in the garden of castle.
Defeated Achilles with an arrow in the heel. Oh yes - arrow is no longer there. It was broken by an inattentive tourist.
Kerkyra or Corfu - capital city of island
The capital city of island is Kerkyra. Actually it has to names - Kerkira - for locals or Corfu - international name - the same as island itself. Kerkyra is not very large city. There is not much to see in Kerkyra, mostly beaches and old buildings are interesting to tourists.
If you like different kinds of reptiles, such as lizards, then Corfu is the right place to spend your holidays. This view, where lizards crawl through the trees, can be seen almost on every step.
Yes, there are public beaches in the city center where you can swim. The water is turquoise-green, very salty and pure.
Beaches of the island of Corfu
Corfu is an island and it is surrounded by water - the Ionian Sea. This means there are plenty of beaches in Corfu.
All the beaches do not have the same water temperature. For example, in July, the Benitses beach can be very warm, but in the Paleokastritsa beach water may be very cold. This is due to the cold currents of the sea. Water usually heats up if there is no wind. Northern hemisphere people may seem that the water stays warm when the wind is blowing from the sea. Here is exactly the opposite.
This beach is famous for being surrounded by rocks. Rock caves have natural caves.
If you wish, you can take an excursion, where a local guy will show you several caves by boat.
Benitses Beach is located close to Kerkyra. This is a sandy beach. While sunbathing on the sandy beach, you can enjoy low-flying airplanes. The planes ar landing at Kerkyra Airport.
Hiking in the mountains
If you like walking in the green forests or mountain paths, then you can find green forests on Corfu.
Various types of nightlife are available on the island of Corfu. There are places that are more for young people with loud discos. There are local taverns of former fishing villages where you can listen to live music, watch beautiful sunset and look at the starry sky.