Corfu (Korfu) is one of the most beautiful Greek
islands, and is called Kerkyra (Kerkira, Korkyra) as well.
According to Greek mythology, the island got its name from the daughter
of the river god Asopos, Nymph Korkyra, who was carried away by
Poseidon. In Homer's
Odyssey we read that Odysseus found shelter here in Corfu at
the end of his wanderings and received the care of King Alkinoos
and his people Pheaces and his daughter Nafsika.
Corfu, the island of endless natural beauty, the island of song
and music, of unending inspiration, a combination of the cosmopolitan
and the traditional. The island will leave the visitor with unforgettable
memories, excite him with unparalleled images and touch chords in
his soul as he pays homage to the culture of the seven islands.
How can we put in few words all the elements which make up this
earthly paradise, this place which has been so generously blessed
by God and which has been written about by so many illustrious writers
and poets, like Lawrence Durrel among others.
and a beautiful landscape (Corfu is called the green island). The
exquisite island of ancient Pheakon entirely meets the desires and
the needs of even the most demanding visitor.
For island hopping Corfu lies North in the Ionian
and the closest island are Paxi, Lefkada,