Sea, town, countryside
Corfu is justifiably referred to as “The Green Island”. Greece’s second-largest Ionian island attracts visitors with lovely beaches, historic towns and, most notably, with impressive nature. Featuring olive groves, cypresses and a seemingly infinite number of orchids, hikers will find this green oasis hard to resist.
Besides the diverse nature, Corfu’s stunning beaches offer plenty of spots for sun worshippers and bathing buffs, for example the gently-shelving pebble beach of Ipsos entices with crystal-clear water. Hence if you need a change from sunbathing, you should at least take a day trip to the capital Corfu City, which is called "Kerkyra" by the locals and has a lot of interesting sights to offer.
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Edelweiss tips for Corfu
Sightseeing in your Corfu holidays
A trip to Corfu City (Kerkyra) is definitely worthwhile. You can explore the two fortresses, the narrow, cosy alleys or the Spyridon church. View in maps
The Vlacherna monastery is situated on a small island and dates back to the 17th or 18th century. View in maps
The two beaches of Porto Timoni are very picturesque and only accessible on foot or by pedal boat. View in maps