A popular yachting destination located in the Adriatic Sea, Corfu is the northernmost of Greece’s Ionian Islands. As well as immersed in Greek mythology, Corfu also reflects the diverse cultural and architectural influences of the many foreign empires that ruled it down through the centuries from Roman to Byzantine, Venetian, British and French.
While Corfu Town is the island’s most important town because it is where most tourists arrive either by plane, cruise ship or ferry, the village of Benitses is the most popular due to its gorgeous scenery and abundance of hotels, shops, restaurants and taverns.
Tourists looking for a variety of lively nightlife choices will most likely find it in the town of Roda. The village of Lakones offers a peaceful escape where tourists can relax at outdoor coffee shops while admiring picturesque views across the Paleokastritsa bay. One place not to be missed is Nyphmes, a place of lush beauty and nymph legends.
One of Corfu’s top tourist magnets is its beautiful beaches that range from the golden sands of the west side to the quiet, pebbled coves of the east side. Some of the island’s best beaches include Glyfada, Barbati, Kassiopi, Acharavi and Agios Georgios.