Corfu is something you can't understand immediately. You have to discover it slowly, day after day, as the “Feaci” people did in ancient times : Thousand years ago they stranded in Corfu with their legendary boats and little by little they started to discover its colors, perfumes, sounds and sensations.
Today you will be impressed by long sandy beaches, marvelous bays, picturesque mountain villages, large olive yards and the old town with its ancient stones and hidden lovely places.
You’ll find this and more in a modern island that still seduces the visitors with its charm and its old traditions of a glorious past.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Corfu, called Kerkyra by the locals, belongs to the Greek Ionian Islands (Corfu, Paxi, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zante and Kythira) and is the biggest one after Kefalonia. Between Corfu and the near coasts of Epyrus and Albania the sea is known as “Kerkyraiki Sea” and in the Northern part it is called Aghios Stefanos Stretto (just 2 Km).
The thick vegetation, the massive number of flowers, the innumerous olive groves and the Mediterranean nature all around Corfu island are the result of the abundant winter rains and a sweet climate all over the year.
The hot summer months are refreshed by a nice breeze. Winter in Kerkyra, is never very cold, you’ll find an average temperature of 10/12 degrees daily.
Corfu’s territory consists of many mountains, especially in the Northern part where the region is characterized by Mt. Pantokratoras. The North coast of Corfu is very irregular, that’s why here you can find a lot of bays and small promontories, while as you go down to the South you can find a more regular environment with long sandy beaches.