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Information about Corfu

Corfu, in Greek called Kerkyra, is the island of the Phaeceans, the last stop of Odysseus (Ulysses) on his return to Ithaca. The island is situated on the West coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea and together with the islands of Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefallonia, Zakynthos (Zante), Paxos, and Kithira make up the Ionian group or alternatively the Eptanisa (Seven Islands).

The Northern part of the island has only a 3 km strait separating it from Albania, while in the southern part of the island the distance from the Greek mainland ranges from 10 to 23 km.

Corfu’s dimensions are 64 km in length and a width that ranges between 3 and 32km.

The highest point of the island is Mt Pantokratora – 960 mts.

Corfu is characterised by a lush overgrowth, with a unique exuberance of (wild) flowers in springtime. The island thanks it green, rich landscape to high rainfall in a short winter. The Corfiot landscape varies from rough and mountainous in the North, to hilly in the South. Picturesque bays, traditional villages, monasteries and the beautiful capitol, Corfu Town, alternate this image.

Everywhere you find cypresses, olive trees and a pristine, sapphire sea. An island not easy to forget, once visited.