Corfu was one of the first islands in Greece to
open itself to tourism and, due to a long experience,
offers well organised services.
lies to the north of the Ionian sea at the entrance
of Adriatic. Corfu Island is a one of Greece’s
top destinations and attracts thousands of visitors
every year. It
is the second largest island in the group known
as the Seven Islands, or Eptanisa. Together with
the small island of Paxi and others that are still
smaller (Antipaxi, Othoni, Erikoussa, Mathraki),
Corfu constitutes a separate prefecture.
It has much to offer to the visitor: impressive
landscapes, dense vegetation, many golden sandy
beaches, an elegant capital, traditional villages,
many Byzantine churches, museums, Venetians ruins
and attractive resorts all over the island.
has an area of 592 sq. km, a coastline of 217
km and a population of over 100,000 making it
the largest Ionian island in terms of population.
Approximately 65% of the surface of the island
is under cultivation and 59% of this area is covered
with olives, cypress trees, citrus fruit trees,
fruit trees and vineyards.
live oil is the chief product of the island which
is considered to be among the best in Greece.
The island also grows cumquat, the very small
orange of Chinese derivation which is made into
a sweet or a liquer.
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