Corfu : one of the most beautiful Greek island
Your need for vacation will be fulfilled by the beauties all around the year.
It is also considered as a gem of Europe and a place where time has no consequence.
Corfu (/kɔːrˈf(j)uː/, also US: /ˈkɔːrf(j)uː/) or Kerkyra (Greek: Κέρκυρα) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the margin of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered by three municipalities with the islands of Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki.
The principal city of the island (pop. 32,095) is also named Corfu.
Corfu is home to the Ionian University. The island is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Its history is full of battles and conquests. Ancient Korkyra took part in the Battle of Sybota which was a catalyst for the Peloponnesian War, and, according to Thucydides, the largest naval battle between Greek city states until that time.
Thucydides also reports that Korkyra was one of the three great naval powers of fifth century BC Greece, along with Athens and Corinth.
Ruins of ancient Greek temples and other archaeological sites of the ancient city of Korkyra are found in Palaiopolis. Medieval castles punctuating strategic locations across the island are a legacy of struggles in the Middle Ages against invasions by pirates and the Ottomans. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government.
From medieval times and into the 17th century, the island, having successfully repulsed the Ottomans during several sieges, was recognised as a bulwark of the European States against the Ottoman Empire and became one of the most fortified places in Europe.
In 2007, the city's old town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
North East Corfu : the most stunning part of the Island
Agni Bay is well known among people who wish to relax. No there are no discos in the area, except if you drive south to places like Barbati, Ipsos and Gouvia.
All the bays are always down a narrow, winding road, generally one to two kilometers from the main road which connects Corfu to Sidari. Once you've passed noisy Barbati, you can expect to find some of the most beautiful sceneries of Corfu Island.
Nissaki : First stop on your way is Nissaki and its amazing little beach. Over there you can go to Fontas to rent a boat. This is the perfect opportunity to travel up north through the coast with no dangers at all. It is a day you'll always remember. There's also Aphrodite's supermarket where you'll find excellent bread and pastries along as everyday groceries.
Agni Bay : The amazing beach of Agni welcomes you with its three Tavernas : Taverna Agni, Toulas and Nikolas Taverna. Each of them has its own cooking pleasures.
Walking from Agni to Kalami : Enjoy the lush nature and three outstanding beaches with Agni Bay, Gialiskari and Kalami.
Kalami : Home of the Durrel Brothers. Kalami is considered to be one of the most tranquil beauty spots in Corfu. It is a horseshoe-shaped bay, with a rare beauty of the Greek uniqueness of nature. The amphitheatric greenery accompanied with the Ionian Sea and the hillside villages around Kalami are a perfect combination for an idyllic and relaxing environment.
Kouloura : "The ring". A stop in Kouloura is always a perfect spot for dreams and unspoiled moment of peace. This small harbor consists of a small Taverna, a path and a few boats. As simple as that.
Agios Stephanos/Avlaki : One is a village with small Tavernas and tourists shops, the other is a beach. Both are unforgettable.
Kassiopi : The village of Kassiopi is easy to find and offers a large amount of shops and restaurants. It is a place that has a more lively night time and a real supermarket.