Corfu Luxury Villas

Greece

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Situated in the north-west of Greece opposite Epirus, Corfu is one of the most beautiful Ionian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It has an oblong shape stretching from NW to SE; its greatest length is 33 miles and its greatest width is 15 miles. Corfu has brilliant beaches, exquisite scenery and the charm and tradition you associate with the best of Greece, the island is like paradise. Its crystal clear waters, picturesque bays, sandy or rocky beaches and the lush vegetation entice you to wander further. Corfu offers every form of relaxation, entertainment and enjoyment from water sports to cruises, horse riding to sightseeing. There are plenty of beaches to explore, good walks and adventure tours to try as well as numerous places of historical interest to visit.

Corfu is steeped in history and perennially connected to the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is connected to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. Corfu is famous for its ancient Greek and Roman remains, old churches, museums, medieval villages and of course the Venetian forts and streets of Corfu Town which are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Corfu Town - Kerkyra is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. Around every corner can you can find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square. The café at the Liston was built by the French in the same style as those in Rue de Rivoli, Paris and is probably the place to 'people watch' while enjoying a Ginger beer. The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston, house small shops of a more commercial nature, mostly dominated by the 'gold shops'. Corfiot craftsmen excel at designing and making Greek jewellery in gold – prices can be very competitive. Among the bustle, look out for those shops and stalls selling local items like wild honey, fig cakes and handmade lace. St. Spiridon's Church, home to the island's patron 'mummified' saint, is just behind the Liston. The church is impressive and worth visiting, but ensure you are suitably dressed.
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