Destination Fact File
Corfu is one of the most interesting islands of the ionion islands, prepare yourself for an unparalleled experience. Corfu lies to the north of the ionian sea at the entrance of the adriatic. It is the second largest island in the group known as the seven islands, or Eptanisa. The island of miracles and wonders, where every moment the scene changes without affecting the harmony of the terrain. Corfu, the most green of the Greek islands, has three million olive trees. As well as flower strewn countryside and Adriatic-style villages, it has splendid coastal scenery and some excellent secluded beaches. On this cosmopolitan island, you'll be able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife, for Corfu is an international tourist centre which can satisfy the demands of the most difficult visitor.
Food & Drink
Corfu offers an endless choice of charming restaurants, serving international cuisine and fabulous seafood. For an authentic taste, venture to the smaller local villages and enjoy specialities such as Moussaka, aubergine with minced meat and tomatoes. Famous for its feta cheese, figs, honey and yoghurt, which can be found on most menus, food in Greece is served in an informal and relaxed ambience, making dining a pleasurable experience. For a lighter snack, share a plate of mezeldhez, a selection of dips, savoury pastries, fried vegetables and perhaps some octopus, washed down with a glass of Ouzo.
Corfu is famous for its rich and lively nightlife. The capital offers a wide varity of bars and cafes proposing various kinds of music, suitable for every taste. Big night clubs are situated outside Corfu Town, mostly concentrated in the beach resorts of Kavos, Roda, Ypsos, Gouvia and bassia which also offers an incredible amount of lively bars. All those clubs playing music and serving all kind of drinks until early in the morning. The coastal road of Gouvia is particularly impressive concerning night life, for it is gathering an impressive amount and diversity of bars and night clubs.
Mainly situated in the capital centre, shops in Corfu are very diverse and numerous, for Corfu Town is an important town of 30,000 inhabitants which is why one can find all kind of shops like in the big towns. Many of those shops are selling jewellery, leather goods, local ceramics and Olive wood object as well as various other touristy items; those touristy shops are opened all day long until late in the night, every day of the week. The other shops are opened six days a week until 9pm with a break between 2pm and 5pm and, on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday they are open from 9am to 3pm.
Things to See & Do
Take a late afternoon drive inland, through beautiful mountains and scented olive groves. Visit the picturesque village of perithia and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Ropa Valley and cliffs of Paleokastritsa. Take a scenic boat trip to the neighbouring islands of Paxos and Antipaxos and see the breath taking views near Angelokastro. Alternatively, splash around in the islands Aqualand waterpark in Agios Ioannis.
Language : Greek
Currency : Euro
Time Difference : 2 Hours ahead of UK
Flights : Norwich - Corfu. Fridays 03 May - 18 October 2013