Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands with 217 km long coastlines that form the beautiful beaches of Corfu. The morphology of the island and its size make the beaches in Corfu exceptional in beauty and diversity. From rocky steep shores to quiet sandy coasts, the beaches of Corfu are a sight to behold, especially in combination with the luscious flora of the island.
With the glorious crystal-clear Ionian waters surrounding it, Corfu is one of the most lusciously green Greek islands and one of the most bewitching ones. An inseparable part of Greek heritage and culture, it has been inhabited since the Paleolithic times. Nowadays, Corfu is one of the most beloved destinations for both Greek tourists and visitors alike and not just for the summertime. Here are the best things to do in Corfu if you decide to visit the second-largest Ionian island and you want to make the most out of your time in it!
Τhe diverse destination of Corfu, the Ionian island off Greece’s northwest coast, captures the hearts of travelers from all over the world. Perhaps the Greek island with the densest vegetation, Corfu has a rich history and valuable cultural heritage that goes back more than 3,000 years.
Located at the northwesternmost point of Greece, the island of Corfu -Kerkyra in Greek- is the second-largest island of the Heptanese islands and for sure a hub of Greek civilization with a significant role in the country's history since antiquity. According to ancient Greek mythology, Poseidon, the mighty god of the seas fell madly in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, the daughter of Asopos and Metope. He decided to take Korkyra to an uninhabited island and out of marital bliss he offered the island to the nymph.