Corfu (Korfu) is one of the most beautiful Greek islands,
and is called Kerkyra (Kerkira, Korkyra) as well.
According to Greek mythology, the island got its name from
the daughter of the river god Asopos, Nymph Korkyra, who was
carried away by Poseidon. In Homer's Odyssey we read that
Odysseus found shelter here in Corfu at the end of his wanderings
and received the care of King Alkinoos and his people Pheaces
and his daughter Nafsika.
Corfu, the island of endless natural beauty, the island of
song and music, of unending inspiration, a combination of
the cosmopolitan and the traditional. The island will leave
the visitor with unforgettable memories, excite him with unparalleled
images and touch chords in his soul as he pays homage to the
culture of the seven islands. How can we put in few words
all the elements which make up this earthly paradise, this
place which has been so generously blessed by God and which
has been written about by so many illustrious writers and
poets, like Lawrence Durrel among others.
Fantastic beaches and a beautiful landscape (Corfu is called
the green island). The exquisite island of ancient Pheakon
entirely meets the desires and the needs of even the most
For island hopping Corfu lies North in the Ionian and the
closest island are Paxi, Lefkada, Ithaki, Kefalonia and Zakynthos.