Corfu Old Town
This arcitectural achievement is one of Corfu’s Corfu town, especially for its oldest part, is one of the most charming and romantic places of all the Greece. It is a perfect example of ancient Venetian and Byzantine art that will be able to fascinate you with its little streets and its panoramic points. Surrounded by the sea, the old town of Kerkyra is closed between the two ancient fortresses. When you arrive by ferry boat, the humidity of the sea hide Corfu town revealing only at the last moment the old houses.
The Achilleion Palace can be found in the Village of Gastouri, 10 km’s south west of the town of Corfu.The Achilleion Palace built in Gastouri, Corfu by Empress (German: Kaiserin) of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Warsberg. Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful, but tragically vulnerable since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in the Mayerling Incident in 1889.
Kassiopi is a charming town situated at a small peninsula on the north-east corner of the island of Corfu, 36 km north of Corfu Town and Corfu airport. Kassiopi is the biggest village in the northeastern Corfu and the homonymous municipality of the area. Until recently Kassiopi was known as a traditional fishing village with a picturesque harbour. Kassiopi is still a working fishing port, so you can sit and watch the boats coming in with the daily catch.
Kanoni- Mouse Island
Kanoni, the church of Panagia Vlacherna and the Mouse Island in Corfu: The location of Kanoni with the church of Panagia Vlacherna below and the Mouse Island (Pontikonissi) are the most famous and photographed spots of Corfu. Kanoni is actually a quarter of Corfu Town, just a couple of km from the city center. It took its name from an old cannon that stands on top of the hill. This hill is lush green and has many luxurious hotels and local residences.
The village, according to the local history, was created in 740 b.c. and it was ruined several times until it was originally established in the 14th century, during the Byzantine times. Old Perithia is actually a “ghost village”, since from the end of the 19th century till the mid 20th century its inhabitants began to leave and move closer to the coast. Pirates were no longer a threat, while at the same time tourism started to develop. Nowadays less that 10 people leave at the village all year round.
Known as the “Capri of the Ionian Sea” Palaiokastritsa village is located on the west side of Corfu island. Scattered gulfs with crystal clear,turquoise waters, steep rocks and lush that almost reaches the sea, compose a magnificent scenery not to be missed when in Corfu. If you are visiting Corfu island you should definately consider spending at least a day in this heavenly place.
Halikounas Beach is located at the northern end of a thin strip of land that separates Lake Korission from the sea on the southwest coast of the island. Sometimes known by the alternative name of Chalikounas, the beach is predominantly made up of yellow sand, though this does have a mixture of shingle along its three-kilometre length too. The largest sand beach on this side of the island, one of its many draws is its unspoilt nature. This does mean there are fewer facilities in the immediate vicinity than other Corfu beaches.
Glyfada beach is in our Top 10 as it’s an amazing beach. It is easily reachable thanks to good roads and it’s not so far from the old town of Corfu. There is only one road that leads to the beach that in the final part is divided into two in order to reach both ends of the beach. From above, the boundless Glyfada beach is really beautiful. Hills covered with dense vegetation and overhanging rocks contrast with the deep blue sea that, in this side of the island, stretched to the infinity.