The island of Corfu is one of the northernmost islands of the Ionian Sea and the western part of Greek territory, is the second largest of the Ionian Islands after the island with an area 592 Wed chlm. One of the main features of the Corfu countryside is undoubtedly the density of vegetation in constant hues.
With the backdrop of the sea created a wonderful combination of green and blue. The island of Corfu is one from the more northern islands at Ionian Seas and the westerner department of Greek space, it is second in size afterwards Cephalonia, with extent 592 [tet. chlm]. Τhe main characteristic of the landscape Of Corfu is the greenery, the trees, in continuous alternation of nuances. With background the sea is created the splendid combination of green with light blue.
The beaches at Corfu have total length 217 kilometres and shape enough bights, capes but also a lot of beautiful beaches. 33 beaches of Corfu were rewarded in 2011 with blue flag. The population of island of Corfu is 113.479 residents in 93 settlements, each one with exquisite beauty.
Corfu for first time is reported in the Odyssey by the Greek poet Homer. There, we learn for the existence of island of [Faiakon]. Odysseus sank in the coasts of Corfu, he was found from Nafsika, the daughter of king Alkinoos, and the hospitable [Faiakes] helped Odysseus to return to his Homeland Ithaca.
Crowd of barbarians passed and they plundered the island at the duration of his Byzantine period because that it was bridgehead for the opposite continental coasts and checked the entry of Adriatic sea. From 1386 begins for Corfu a period of Venetian domination of many centuries that gave the color and the culture that until today we can realize. In 1864, the island was incorporated in Greece with the other Eptanisa.
Corfu is the capital of the Island and the capital of region of Ionian. Corfu is built in the Eastern beach of the island on a peninsula that divides the city in two sectors. The new department of the city is characterized by the big squares, the big avenues and the modern buildings. The old department of Corfu is one of the most graphic parts in Greece with the characteristic old pedestrian streets [kalnterimia].
The city of Corfu is characterized by the Venetian element, but also by a lot of English and French influences. It is a cosmopolitan city that exudes sense of nobility, with main sights the big square [Spianada], the Old and New Fortress, the Town hall (Theatre San Tziakomo), the Hot rod with [Pontikonisi], Mon Repo, the Museum of Byzantine History, the Museum of Post byzantine History, the Temple of Saint Spyridona.
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Corfu has 217 km coastline reduced despite many beautiful sandy and pebble beaches.
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Ciel Villa represented a remarkable building with two bedrooms and private pool located on a large well-kept plot, in the eastern part of the island of Corfu, near the beach.
Corfu exclusive Villa is newly built luxury 5 bedroom villa located by the sea, within the lush greenery of Corfu, jewel of the Ionian Sea, just 12 km from Corfu town.
Flower Villa is a unique luxury three bedroom villa with private pool, surrounded by green area, located in an idyllic setting surrounded by cypresses, palms and fruit trees, near the beach on the island of Corfu.
Romantic Villa, a beautiful luxury house with four bedrooms, a private pool and a large plot, located in the eastern part of the island of Corfu, on the beach.
Seafront Villa 1, is an elegant house with three bedrooms, located on the shore of a wonderful beach in the eastern part of the island of Corfu.
Seafront Villa 2, is an elegant house with three bedrooms, located on the shore of a wonderful beach in the eastern part of the island of Corfu.
Corfu Imperial Grecotel Luxury 5 star, is located on a private peninsula, where beauty pours in from the lavish Italian-style gardens and the brilliance of the Ionian Sea. While the collection of the exclusive accommodation along the coast is remodeled, the addition of sophisticated lounges, refined restaurants and bars, exclusive bungalows and one new Grecoland completed this year’s remastering of Corfu Imperial. Treat yourself like a royalty in the Elixir Spa, taste the Mediterranean flavors and stroll around what feels like palaces of the Italian Renaissance.
The five star Hotel Domes Miramare offers the most private suites on the island that combine minimalism and elemental materials, such as white marble, to piece together one unique narrative inspired from Corfu’s heritage. Every suite represents a story, a unique and singular holiday experience.
The unique and exclusive amenities make these suites the most luxurious on the island.
Eva Palace Grecotel ofer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, the peninsula, little islands and town of Corfu.
Eva Palace Grecotel features a private beach and an impressive pool area with a bar.
Famous Class Suites & Villas offer the ultimate in luxury for our most discerning clients. The designer interiors, private pools and luxurious villas and the personalized services make a Famous Class vacation a one in a million experience.