Corfu is known as Greece’s emerald island because of its natural beauty that found in the richness of velvet green cypress trees, silver olive groves and mountainous skylines that plunge into the turquoise sea. Strongly influenced by the Venetians, the French and the English, Corfu has a cosmopolitan, multicultural charm.
Its Italianate architecture, golden beaches, ideal for swimming and water sports, enchanting nightlife, and fine cuisine all play their part in attracting visitors from all over the world.
Exploring Corfu Town, the capital of the island, you will see the magnificent past of Corfu on imposing palaces, noble mansions, beautiful museums, and charming squares. Moving away from Corfu Town, you will discover picturesque seaside villages, tiny verdant islets, luxurious Corfu resorts, and wild natural landscapes. The different sides of this idyllic island coexist in harmony offering something for every taste!
Corfu is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. Some of the trademark dishes are pastitsada (beef in a tomato sauce served with pasta), sofrito (battered beef cooked in olive oil and wine), bourdeto (fish cooked with onion, red pepper and lemon juice) and pasta flora (a pie with homemade jam.) These traditional delicacies will enrich your holidays with the aromas and flavors of the Ionian Sea.