Corfu, also known as Kerkyra, is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian Sea, on the border between Greece and Albania, second, by surface and extent, only to Kefalonia.
A favorite destination for Italian vacationers, thanks to its proximity to our country, the island conquers not only for its beautiful beaches and its crystal clear waters, which every year attract an incredible flow of tourists from all over Europe, and not only ... The small villages with their white houses, the numerous Byzantine churches scattered all over the place, the numerous museums, the mild, warm and sunny climate all over the island, and the presence of the homonymous city whose historic center has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. And the capital is really a town worthy of note, which will immediately conquer you for its beauty, with the ancient Venetian testimonies, castles and remains of the main fortress, its narrow and cobbled streets, and the elegant new city.
The whole island has important testimonies: the bay of Castrades in which there is part of a necropolis with the famous tomb of Menekrates, the remains of the temple of Poseidon at the foot of the Ascension hill, the archaeological village of Cassiope.
But, of course, we are in Greece, and therefore, to be the masters are also and, above all, its wonderful beaches: Aghios Georgios, Aghios Gordios, Kassiopi, Kalami, Barbati, Glyfada, Sidari, Paleokastritsa to quote the best known ones. A choice for all tastes: from the most isolated to those most popular, from those for young people, to long sandy expanses for families and children: just choose the one that best suits your needs.
And those who want to follow in the footsteps of Homer, keep in mind that Corfu, identified in the Odyssey with the name of Scheria, island of the Phaeacians, was the last destination of Ulysses before reaching its Ithaca.
Here, then, the many reasons why it is worth spending time in the island of Corfu.