Corfu, the island that welcomed Ulysses before the coveted return to the beloved Ithaca, is a fascinating destination that over the centuries has bewitched nobles and literati, including the Romantics Sissi and Lord Byron.
In addition to the beautiful beaches bathed by a transparent sea, the list of things to see in Corfu includes interesting cultural attractions such as museums and historic palaces, villages that have maintained a traditional identity, trendy seaside resorts, a promontory Suggestive where you can take breathtaking photos and much more.
Corfu, called Kerkyra by the Greeks, is part of the Greek archipelago of the Ionian Islands (Corfu, Paxi, Lefkada, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos and Kithira) and this is the second largest after Kefalonia.
Between the island of Corfu and the coasts in front of Epirus and Albania the waters are named after the Kerkyraiki Sea, which is known as the Strait of Aghios Stefanos (just 2 km) to the north.
From a geological point of view Corfu is very similar to the nearby Greek coast; Its territory is rather mountainous and much of the island is crossed by three mountain ridges, with the northern part predominantly occupied by Mount Pantokratoras.
The northern part of the island is rather jagged, which favors the formation of bays, coves and headland, while as you descend southwards the sandy beaches grow longer forming a more regular coastline.