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 INFORMATION about CORFU

INTRODUCTION:
Corfu is a famous tourist resort and one of the most attractive islands of the Ionian cluster. The island of Corfu has been blessed with unparalleled natural beauty as it pulses with wonderful coasts, idyllic sites, fertile plains and verdurous spots. Apart from this fact, Corfu has been also blessed by history, a fact that is reflected all over the magnificent landscape that throbs with archaeological sites, castles, monasteries, buildings and traditional settlements of irresistible charm.

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LOCATION:
The island of Corfu is a part of the Ionian cluster of islands and it is situated on the northern part of the Ionian Sea.
AREA:
592 sq.km
POPULATION:
107600
CAPITAL:
Kerkyra
MORPHOLOGY:
The island of Corfu is a landscape full of limitless coasts, verdurous sites and fertile plains.
SEASONS:
The island of Corfu, during the summer months that are considered to be the high tourist season of the island, pulses with visitors from all over the world.
ATTRACTIONS:
SIGHTS:

The old fortress, the new fortress, the palace of Agios Mihail and Agios Georgios, the town hall, the old prefecture, the library, the Ionian Academy, the building of the Readers Society, the Ionian circular building, the palace of the Latin archbishop, the cannon, the memorial of Menekratis, the basilica of Paleopolis, the monasteries of Agioi Theodori and Platytera, the churches of Agios Spiridon, Agios Iason and Sossipatros, the sanctuary of Apollon Kerkyreos and Mon Repo, at Corfu.
The village Sinarades and the region Aerostato, at Agios Gordios.
The monastery of Christ Pantokratoras, the ruins of the walls of a Venetian fortress and the Byzantine church Panagia, at Agios Mattheos.
The campanile of the church of Agios Nikolaos, the statue of the deceased self taught marble carver and the church of Agios Panteleimonas, at Ano Garouna.
The several churches, the villa of Iakovos Polylas, the village Skripero, the traditional building of corporation and the school, at Ano Korakiana.
The temple of Agios Dimitrios, at Ano Pavliana.
The famous Achilio and the several churches, at Gastouri.
The church of Panagia Kassopitra, the ruins of the medieval castle and the port Kouloura, at Kassiopi.
The female monasteries of Panagia, at Lefkimi.
The male monastery of Panagia of Paleokastritsa, the Byzantine fortress Aggelokastro and the islets Skeloudi and Kolivri, at Paleokastritsa.
The monastery of Panagia Myrtiotissa, at Pelekas.
The traditional settlement Ano Perithia and the monastery of Pantokratoras at Roda.
The ruins of the Venetian castle at Sidari.

MUSEUMS:

The archaeological museum, the museum of Byzantine and post Byzantine art, the museum of Asian art, the museum of the fighters, the museum of Dionissios Solomos, the sea museum and the bank note museum at Corfu.
The historical cultural museum at Agios Gordios.
The museum of Kapodistrias at Alykes.

NATURE:

The sea rock Ortholithi at Agios Gordios.
The cave Tripa tou Pelaou at Agios Mattheos.
The lake Antinioti at Roda.
SPORTS / RECREATION:
The water park Aqualand at Corfu.
The water part Sidari Water Slide at Sidari.
If you have a boat you can visit all the coasts of Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Parga, Paxi, the surrounding islands, even Italy. You can wharf at the new port of Corfu, at the marina, at Gouvia, at Sidari and at Kassiopi. Nautical club of Corfu: (0663) 30470.
ENTERTAINMENT:
All over the island of Corfu you will be able to find several taverns, restaurants, cafeterias and bars for your entertainment.
LOCAL EVENTS:
The celebration of the union of Corfu with Greece on May the 21st, the Sound & Light show, the cultural events at the festival of Corfu, the cricket festival, the carnival, the litanies of Agios Spiridon, the catholic festival of Agia Dorea on June and the cultural event Varkarola, at Corfu.
The festival of Metamorphossi Sotiros on August the 6th, at Agios Mattheos.
The three-day cultural events on August, at Ano Garouna and Ano Gerakiana.
Easter and the carnival at Peroulades.
The several saint festival at most of the villages of Corfu.
LOCAL PRODUCTS:
At the island of Corfu you can find the famous candy and drink cum cuat, nougats and beautiful ceramic artifacts.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Kerkyra
The town of Kerkyra is the capital of the beautiful island and it is one of the most impressive settlements of Greece. The town of Kerkyra is full of large squares, broad avenues and Venetian slip roads, while the old town maintains even nowadays its intense physiognomy. The wonderful natural landscape and the interesting historical monuments shall amaze you.

Paleokastritsa
Paleokastritsa is the most picturesque site of the island of Corfu. Full of scenic gulfs, sandy beaches and olive groves, Paleokastritsa is a famous resort for several years. At the top of the pinewood settlement the homonymous Byzantine castle monastery dominates.

Ipsos
Ipsos is the most organized coastal settlement of the island of Corfu and that is why is considered to be a much frequented tourist resort.

Arillas
Arillas is a cosmopolitan coastal center, gifted with an extended sandy beach that is surrounded by two peninsulas. Additionally, the view to the three islets across the settlement shall definitely enchant you.

Lefkimi
Lefkimi is the largest hamlet of southern Corfu. It is separated in two parts by a canal and it pulses with olive groves and wine yards, while the broad sandy coast Kavos has become a cosmopolitan center.

Pelekas
Pelekas is a traditional village built on one of the most beautiful hills of the island of Corfu. The modern lifestyle, the fine tourist substructure, the hospitable inhabitants and the incredible view shall irrevocably bewitch you.

Dassia
Dassia is a much frequented tourist center blessed with one of the most superb coasts of the island of Corfu, while the attractive natural scenery of the settlement is an irresistible allurement.

TRANSPORTATION:
BY FERRY:
From the town of Patra there are several itineraries for the island of Corfu, all through the year. The duration of the journey is 9 hours. You can also visit the island of Corfu from Igoumenitsa (1 hour and 15 minutes) and Sagiada (1 hour and 30 minutes). Corfu is also connected with Italy and Paxi.

INFORMATION:
Port authority of Patra: +30 (2610) 341002
Port authority of Corfu: +30 (26610) 32655
Port authority of Igoumenitsa: +30 (26650) 22235
Port authority of Sagiada: +30 (26640) 51217

BY AIRPLANE:
From the airport Eleftherios Venizelos at Spata, there are flights to the island of Corfu all through the year. The duration of the flight is 1 hour. The airport Ioannis kapodistrias of the island of Corfu is located 2 km far from the capital of the island. Corfu is also connected with the town of Thessalonica.

INFORMATION:

Olympic airways of Athens: +30 (210) 9363363
Olympic airways of Corfu: +30 (26610) 38694
Airport of Corfu: +30 (26610) 30180

BY BUS:
From Athens to the island of Corfu, via Igoumenitsa, there are bus itineraries all through the year. The duration of the journey is 11 hours. From Thessalonica there are also bus itineraries for the island of Corfu. The duration of the journey is 8 hours.

INFORMATION:

Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 5129443
Bus station of Corfu: +30 (26610) 39985
Bus station of Thessalonica: +30 (2310) 527265

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Police department of Corfu: +30 (26610) 39509
Tourist police of Corfu: +30 (26610) 30265
Municipality of Corfu: +30 (26610) 42601
New port of Corfu: +30 (26610) 30481
Taxi station of Corfu: +30 (26610) 33811
Port authority of Patra: +30 (2610) 341002
Port authority of Corfu: +30 (26610) 32655
Port authority of Igoumenitsa: +30 (26650) 22235
Port authority of Sagiada: +30 (26640) 51217
Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 5129443
Bus station of Corfu: +30 (26610) 39985
Bus station of Thessalonica: +30 (2310) 527265
Olympic airways of Athens: +30 (210) 9363363
Olympic airways of Corfu: +30 (26610) 38694
Airport of Corfu: +30 (26610) 30180

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