Corfu: The “sparkling diamond” of the Ionian Sea
Situated on the northwest coast of Greece, Corfu is considered to be one of the greenest and most beautiful islands of the country. The second largest of the Ionian islands complex is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Plenty of cultural sights from the Venetian, French and British period, offer Corfu’s visitors a fascinating and unforgettable experience. The history of the island is full of battles, with the famous Battle of Sybota (433 BC), to be considered as the largest naval battle between the Greek city states until that period.
The beauty of the island is defined by the amazing beaches with the crystal-clear waters as well as the gorgeous nature with the rugged mountains and the total green landscape.
Corfu town, is surrounded by two marvelous Venetian fortresses, the Grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George, a French-style Arcade and many winding medieval lanes. The city of Corfu is popular in the Easter period, when visitors have the opportunity to experience some amazing traditional customs, like the throwing of jugs from the balconies or the music that a numerous of traditional bands of the island play in the alleys of the city.
Corfu includes three smaller and secluded islands: Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. Tiny, simple and beautiful, these islands form the ideal propose for those who are looking for quiet holidays.