The greenest of all the Greek islands, Corfu's natural beauty is hidden under a cloak of emerald green, with a mountainous skyline plunging into the bluest of blue waters.
Elegant architecture, sun blessed beaches, enchanting nightlife and fine cuisine all play their part in attracting visitors from all over the world. With a welcome as warm as the sun, the renowned reputation the Greeks possess for their unique and instinctive hospitality makes any visitor feel more than at home. The island has something to offer to everyone. Corfu Town itself is a contrasting combination of old and new existing side by side in perfect harmony. According to tradition Corcyra, the dialect of the Dorians, was the daughter of Asopus River. Poseidon loved her, stole her away and transported to the northernmost large island of the Ionian Sea, which in turn was named after her.From the love of God with the mortal was born Phaeacian, the founder of the inhabitants. Another ancient name of Corfu was Drepanon, from its shape. In one of the bays of Paleokastritsa, according to the legend, pulled the shipwrecked Odysseus and ran naked in the beautiful Nausicaa and her girlfriends. Seven years held prisoner of erotic desire of the king of Ithaca, until ordered by Zeus, and after prayers to the goddess Athena, Calypso allowed him to leave. Corfu in 1864 On the island of Corfu was hosted by Jason and Medea when they left Colchis, pursued by Aeetes . Colony of Corinth, in 229 BC surrendered to the Romans. Goths, Normans, Genoese, Venetians, French, Russians, British and Turks passed through here, as the island was a strategic point.
Sailing around Corfu is like a dream.Cahrter a yacht and Live your Myth.
Con and Lin [ Free spirit ] 26-Aug-2011
-Howard [ Just Imagine ] 26-Aug-2006
This is a great link to information in the Gouvia Bay, Kontakali area.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 25-Aug-2006
Corfu Town (Kerkyra)
-Howard [ Just Imagine ] 30-Dec-2007
Canal D'Amour (Beach)
Legend has it that if lovers swim in the Canal D'Amour they will be together forever.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 18-Mar-2009
Nude beach at the northern end. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Jan-2009
Head north along the textile beach until you come to a rocky outcrop. Walk in knee deep water around the rock to the naturist section.
Anchored here for lunch, and then pressed on to Errikousha for the nightHoward and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 06-Jun-2007
Ay Stefanos (Anchorage)
A lovely little bay where we anchored overnight.
A popular beach and nice restaurants on the shore.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 03-Sep-2006
We anchored off the pier at Petriti which is a laid back fishing village in Levkimmis bay.Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Aug-2006
Myrtidiotissa Beach (Beach)
Beautiful "postage stamp" beach below steep cliffs, frequented by nudists. Nude beach.
It is a quite a strenuous 25 minute walk from the bus stop over the hill and down to the beach, but it is well worth it.
There is a restaurant, Elia, on the summit before the descent, and there are kiosks on the beach selling drinks and sandwiches.
If you come by car or scooter you can park at the restaurant, or several other parking lots along the road.
Catch the bus from Corfu town to Glyfada and ask the driver to let you off at Myrtidiotissa.
Wade out to the surf between the boulders over soft white sand.
Some natural springs have been diverted with hose pipes to provide fresh water showers on the beach.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 27-Aug-2006
Lively, attractive tourist resort dominated by the Monastery of Panayia Theotokos.
1.5 hours climb (with guide; stout footwear required) to the ruined Angelokastro Castle. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 18-Mar-2009