General Information about Corfu Island
Corfu is the most western region of Greece. The island is known worldwide as a tourist resort with unravelled natural, historic and cultural riches. Visitors from all over the world have been its guests; reputable schools of arts have been founded here. The splendid combination of the green landscape and the light blue of the sea is the island’s most important treasure. It has been besieged by almost all peoples of the Mediterranean basin and was finally occupied by the Venetians, the French and the British. All other countries and states in the area envied the Island’s economy and strategically important geographical position.
Modern Corfu offers numerous services. Visitors are surprised by the variety of shops, Greek as well as overseas banks, a new hospital, and local and regional administration headquarters. Sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course, the cricket ground, innumerable tennis courts, a wealth of possibilities for divers, riding, mountain biking, trekking routes as well as the Mediterranean’s best marina, which attract sports fanatics from all over the world.
Here you will find traditional taverns, good restaurants, cafes and bistros, inspired by the lengthy Corfiot tradition as well as by international cuisine. Corfu’s night amusement in clubs as well as spontaneous beach party’s underlines what in Greece is called “xefantoma” – a big bender.