Corfu (Kerkyra in Greek) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands,and, including its small satellite islands, forms the northwesternmost part of Greece. Corfu is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the country. Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism and still is one of the most cosmpolitan islands of the country, with an Italian charm, left from the Venetian rule.
Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government. In 2007, the city's old quarter was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS. There are many sites worth visiting in Corfu Town, like Spianada square and the famous Liston. The museum of Asian Art and of course the two impressive fortresses. The countryside also offers a lot to see and includes many traditional villages and holiday spots!
Erikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi on the north, and Paxos and Antipaxos on the south, are close enough to be popular destinations for boat rides from Corfu.The same applies for small ports of the mainland, like Syvota.