C o r f u   I s l a n d

bay of Paleokastritsa
Corfu is the most northern island of Greece in the Ionian Sea. The plane from London needs about 3 hours time to Corfu airport. By car the best way is to book the ferryboat from Venice, Ancona or Brindisi to Corfu town.

The island is about 65 km long and in the northern part 30 km wide. In Corfu is enough ground water available so that the island looks green the whole summer.

The main tourist centers are on the east coast and in the south of Corfu. The northern part of the island is more calm and you can find original Greek villages in the mountains.
You can discover Corfu by car, scooter or mountainbike on your own or join a guided tour by Jeep or bus. The sandy beaches are on the southwest- and on the northcoast. The eastcoast has more small bays with rocks. Closed to Corfu town you can visit the summer palast of the famous Austrian empress Elisbeth.
The highest mountain of Corfu (Pantokrator, 917 m high) offers an excellent view over the whole Island, the neighbor island Paxos and to the mainland.
 
 Old fortress in Corfu town
view from top of Pantokrator
The climate in the summertime is warm and dry like all around the Mediterranean Sea. The north- and the west coast have always a gentle breeze so that the temperatures are not increasing too much. In the table below you can see the temperatures of the air and the water in Celsius degrees.

 
Mai
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Okt
air
26
31
34
34
30
24
water
18
22
24
25
23
21


Bay of Arillas

Beach of Agios Stefanos north