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Corfu (Corfu), which is the northernmost of the Ionian islands, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece .It is located close to the mainland – just outside the border between Greece and Albania – and has an area of 260 km2.The total population is approx. 120,000 – of which around 40,000 live in the capital city of Corfu, situated in the middle of the island’s east coast. It is also the administrative center of the district (prefecture) Corfu.
Like so many of the Greek islands, Corfu is dominated by mountains (highest peak: 906 m). Along the coast, however, stretches of many great beaches, good harbors and picturesque villages – which of course seems appealing to many tourists.
Corfu has a long and turbulent history, and there are so many preserved castles and fortifications on the island. Two of the most visited castles are around Corfu town – both from the Middle Ages: Palaio Frourio (which is the oldest) and Neo Frourio. Within the fortifications is the “Old City” – where there is a particularly stunning Venetian architecture. The whole “Old Town” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other places in Corfu is a popular architectural attractions – including the stately palace Achilleion 1890’s, approx. 7 km south of Corfu town.
Airport Corfu International Airport, “Ioannis Kapodistrias”, located 3 km south of the capital.