Greece - Corfu

Cosmopolitan Kerkira is probably the best known Ionian island and one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations.  It attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists annually and is an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration. Its enormous cultural heritage, combined with its natural beauty, ideal climate, inviting beaches, and noteworthy sights make it a prestigious and attractive destination for Greek and foreign visitors alike.  Surface area: 591 sq. km. Coastline length: 217 km.

Kerkira was named after a woman.  Mythology has it that when Poseidon fell in love with Korkyra, Aesopos’ daughter, he retreated with her to this island and named it after her.  Faiakas, the boy born to them, established the Kingdom of the Faiakes which, according to Homer, was Ulysses’ last stop before his return to Ithaca. Kerkira is known abroad as Corfu because of the island’s two acropolises (perched on two hilltops) within the city of Kerkira. Its other ancient name was Drepanon (scythe) due to the island’s shape.

Corfu determines Greece’s sea borders with neighbouring Italy and Albania. It was, therefore, its strategic position that made her the bone of contention among conquerors whose presence on the island stamped its culture, tradition, and customs.  Venetian, French, and British rule left behind strong elements of western culture which eventually blended with the island’s Greek identity. In 1864, Corfu became a part of Greece. The island’s contribution to education, literature, the arts, and politics has been enormous. It is the birthplace of Ioannis Kapodistrias, modern Greece’s first governor; scholars Andreas Moustoksidis and Iakovos Polilas; composer Nikolaos Mantzaros who set the Greek National Anthem to music; Spyridon Samaras composer of the Olympic Anthem; and the Theotokis Family numbering eminent politicians and writers amongst its members. In 1824, the Ionian Academy, Greece’s first university was founded on the island followed by the first Greek philharmonic band in 1840. No wonder that, today, there are 20 philharmonic bands in Corfu.

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CAVALIERI HOTEL

4 Capodistriou Street, CORFU

Cavalieri, an A' class hotel, enjoys an uninterrupted view of the sea and an unparalleled vista over the entire town, the fortress, ships far out at the sea and even the mountains of Albania.
Originally a 17th century nobleman's mansion belonging to

Rates Start From $92

DASSIA CHANDRIS HOTEL

Dassia Bay, CORFU

Staying at the beautifully renovated Dassia Chandris Hotel, you are in one of the island's loveliest gardens overlooking the picturesque azure Ionian sea. Make your stay in Dassia Bay one to remember! just 10 minutes to a town widely praised as the most beautiful in

Rates Start From $73

DIVANI CORFU PALACE

Kanoni Area, CORFU

The Divani Corfu Palace is a modern luxury 4 star hotel situated on the green wooded hillside of Kanoni, overlooking the pristine waters of the lagoon. Only 3 km from Corfu town centre and 1.5 km from the beach of Mon Repos, our luxury Corfu hotel provides the perfe

Rates Start From $65

CORFU CHANDRIS HOTEL

Dassia Bay, CORFU

A dazzling jewel among the collection of Chandris Hotels & Resorts, the Corfu Chandris Hotel is no exception to the Chandris standard of Greek opulence. A step into paradise, this four-star luxury hotel is connected to one of the Corfu's most exquisite gardens and a

Rates Start From $82