The Greek Island of Corfu has so much more to offer than a week on the sunny beach. T
Since the 8th century BC the island Greeks called Kerkyra has been prized for it’s natural beauty and location. Ancient armies fought to possess. So many stories of mythology were about this charming island.
According to the myth, Corfu was the island of the Phaeacians, where Odysseus landed on his return trip from Ithaca.
In the ancient times, Corfu was a very important commercial centre inhabited by Phoenicians. There was trading with all the towns on the Adriatic Sea.
Today, Corfu is a popular tourist destination, combining idyllic beaches, stunning landscapes of mountains, olive groves, pretty villages, and rugged coastlines.
So popular that the island was featured in James Bond’s film “For your Eyes only” The island was featured in British naturalist Gerald Durrell books about his childhood.
The island is just 5 kilometres long and 32 kilometres at it’s widest point. A trip around the island is a popular day trip.