Map of Corfu
Outline map of Greece
Corfu, Homer's "Beautiful and Rich Land"
Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is considered by many as the most beautiful island in Greece. Why is that? It could be the Corfu Town, the capital of Corfu, a beautiful city that is the outcome of a blend of European influences. The old and the new fortress, the remains of which date from the mid-12th and the late 15th century respectively, are only two of Corfu’s highlights. The Esplanade, a mixture of park and town, is one of the reasons the Corfu town remains such an attractive place. Corfu is also one of the few islands where the greenery remains fresh even during the hottest months of the year, thus maintaining its intrinsic beauty.