The Island of Corfu
The northernmost Greek island, Corfu, is situated in the Ionian Sea not far from the Albanian and Greek coasts. The second-largest Ionian island and seventh-largest island in Greece, Corfu has an area of 590 km2. Due to its size, the island has a wide variety of topography, from high mountains to lovely sandy beaches.
Corfu's remarkable history
Ancient Korkyra, along with Athens and Corinth, was one of the major maritime powers of ancient Greece, and Corfu has a long and illustrious history that dates back to those times. Due to its crucial strategic location, the island served as a base for defending Europe from Ottoman incursions. As a result, the island was heavily fortified and multiple castles were constructed to guard the Adriatic Sea’s entrance.
For more than four centuries, the island was controlled by the Venetian Republic. Their impact is most visible when wandering through the streets of Corfu’s Old Town, one of Greece’s 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beautiful urban architecture, rich palaces, and majestic forts are just a few of the key draws that draw travellers to Corfu.
Corfu as a sailing Island
Corfu is one of the most beautiful and interesting Greek islands, luring travellers since the 19th century with its natural beauty and attractive beaches. The verdant interior of the island, along with the gorgeous coast full with great monuments and picturesque coves, makes for an excellent backdrop for an amazing holiday.
Sailing across the island, you will be met with attractive tiny villages and towns that provide safe harbours and beaches that are regarded as some of the most beautiful in Greece.