This island has a long and colourful history, Corfu was ruled by the Romans, the Venetians, the French and the English. Corfu Town is a mixture of the medieval and the modern. The island also offers some of the finest coastal scenery in the entire Mediterranean.
Points of Interest
Corfu is one of the most intriguing cities in Greece with a maze of cobbled streets full of old tavernas, cafes and shops with a 15th century fortress as its backdrop.
A 16th century church with a prominent bell tower and jewel-adorned silver sarcophagus is the final resting place of the patron saint of the island.
Olive, lemon and cypress groves line the small coves of this small seaside village nestled in the rugged coastline.
This ancient cloister located above Paleokastritsa is enveloped by lemon trees, a flower garden and breathtaking views.
A neo-classical palace which was built as a summer retreat for Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Gardens filled with flowers, trees and statues in the Italian style make for a mythical setting.
The 17th century Vlacherna Monastery is perhaps the most photographed idyllic landscape in all of Greece.
The ''Koum Kouat'' citrus fruit is made into one of the islands most famous products – a liqueur with the same name as well as fruit preserved sweets.
Mon Repos villa sits just above Cofu Town. It’s palace was the birthplace of Prince Philip and Duke of Edinburgh.