Corfu, the wooded isle of the Phaeacians, Odysseus' last stop on his long journey home to Ithaca, is the best known of the Ionian islands.
It owes its sophistication and charm to the meshing of the different civilisations that have occupied the island and to the natural beauty with which it is so abundantly endowed.
On this cosmopolitan island, you' ll be able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife, for Corfu, is an international tourist center which can satisfy the demands of the most difficult visitor.
Gastouri a picturesque hill village, is the site of the Achillion, the summer palace of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and the last Kaiser. The Palace has many beautiful gardens, ideal for a romantic walk. A part of it places an important museum as well.
Other sights not to be missed include, on the east side of the island, Kassiopi, Ipsos, Dassia, Gouvia, Benitses, Moraitika and Messologi as well as Lake Korission on the west side. Kanoni is the most popular spot on the island. Here a narrow causeway leads across the water to the Monastery of Vlacherna and from there one can take a caique to visit delightful Pondikonissi and its 13th century church.
When you visit Corfu, don't forget to swim at Paleokastritsa, a miniature earthly paradise with crystal clear waters, enchanting coves and lush greenery growing right up to the sea. If you are golf lovers, you can exercise at the Corfu Golf Club, which is located in the Ropa Valley in the center of the island of Corfu. Its rolling green hills and lush landscape has been described as one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe. Golf is played throughout the year with plenty of warm sunshine and blue skies. Facilities include a clubhouse make of local stone which features a bar, a restaurant, locker rooms, and a pro shop as well.