Corfu one of the best islands in Greece

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Corfu is one of the best islands in Greece!

Corfu island, located in the northwest edge of Greece, the second largest of the Ionian Islands luxury holiday destination, and one of the most popular in Greece is among the most beautiful and famous islands of Greece.

Corfu location in Greece:

 

Corfu, one of the greenest of the Greek islands

 

 

The thousands of olive trees that carpet the land­scape of Corfu, thanks to seasonal rainfall from September to June, made Corfu one of the greenest Greek islands! Corfu is one of the more rural, sleepy isles away from the touristic honeypots. Corfu celebrates winter and summer religious festivals, so is one destination not only for the summer, but you will have a fantastic time while visiting the island in the winter too!

 

corfu one of the best islands in Greece

The Goats On The Road

The Goats On The Road, a weekly vlog which chronicles the journeys of Nick & Dariece (The Goats) as they travel around the world as digital nomads and full-time travelers, created a fantastic video for Corfu Island, that you should see!

The Goats, stayed at the Marbella hotel and Corfu Palma Boutique Hotel and explored the beautiful town of Corfu! Check it out:

 

Top Attractions in Corfu island


Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio)

The Old Fortress is a Venetian fortress in Corfu Town on the Greek island of Corfu. It covers the promontory between the Gulf of Kerkyra and Garitsa Bay and is separated from the mainland by a moat known as the Contrafossa. The western tower of the fortress was fortified by the Byzantines in the 12th century and is known as the New Castle, while the eastern tower is known as the Old Castle. The old town of Corfu initially grew within the walls of the fortress, which was used to fight off three Ottoman sieges, in 1537, 1571 and 1716.

Old Fortress and Corfu Town 4k Video

Video by Bear Scratch Production

The old town of Corfu initially grew within the walls of the fortress, which was used to fight off three Ottoman sieges, in 1537, 1571 and 1716. None of the Venetian era buildings have survived, so most of those existing today were built by the British.
The most famous fortress on the island of Corfu, the Old Fortress today houses the public library of Corfu and the Hellenic Music Research Lab of Ionian University (Music and Sound University), as well as the small church of St. George, built in 1840. The grounds are often used for art and culture exhibits and the top of the fortress provides great views over Corfu Town. Inside also, you can find the Corfu Greek Sailing school, with an amazing karnayo, small port for sailing boats, and a small taverna with delicious Corfu cuisine.
The fortress covers the promontory which initially contained the old town of Corfu that had emerged during Byzantine times.
To reach the Old Fortress, walk from Corfu town across the iron bridge that crosses the Contrafossa. The entrance is in front of the Liston, near the Esplanade. The town of Corfu got its Western name from the twin peaks of the fortress (“Coryphe” in Greek).
The earliest indication of fortifications on the site presently occupied by the Old Fortress dates from around the 6th century AD, after the destruction of the ancient city of Corcyra by the Goths. The Gothic invasion forced the Corcyreans to seek shelter inside fortifications on the peninsula at the tip of the city.
Old Fortress (Palaio Frourio)
The full history of the Old Fortress of Corfu you can find in Wikipedia here

Saint Spyridon Church the WonderWorker

Saint Spyridon Church corfuvilla.org

 

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