Sunday Special – Corfu Greece

During this time of the COVID-19 I will periodically post about my travels and travel ideas. Hopefully we can soon return to the world. Take care, stay safe, stay inside.

With many Greek Isles, it makes deciding which one to feature a bit of a lovely challenge. Although I have been to Greece I have only visited one island, Santorini, which is a beautiful place for certain. I hope to visit a few more of this country’s lovely islands, at a slow pace. Today I decided on Corfu, having heard much of it over the years and been wanting to visit.

Located northwest of mainland Greece, in the Ionian Sea, it also faces the Albanian coastline. It is the largest of all the Ionian Islands with two smaller islands that are considered part of it. Corfu’s history is intertwined with Greece all the way back to ancient ages, even into the the country’s mythology. The Old Town of Corfu was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Today, Corfu is a popular destination for travellers. Not lacking in activities and sights to see it appears to offer something for just about everyone. The island has Mediterranean climate that allows for hot dry summers and rain-filled yet warm winters. Beaches and water sports are easily found through the island’s coastline. Sailing, water-skiing, wake boarding, parasailing, windsurfing, pedal boats, and more are popular and readily available at many of the beaches.

Palaiokastritsa Beach, Corfu – Photo credit: Liilia MorozPalaiokastritsaCC BY-SA 4.0

A number of day trips, tours, and self-guided wandering through it’s towns and villages are in abundance. Car rentals may provide an easy way to explore the island’s history, peoples, and food. A staple crop are the olive groves that are found in plentiful amounts on the island, some as old as 500 years. Wine is another popular find on this island.

Nature here is varied both on land in water. A variety of both dolphin and whale species are often spotted off shore. Hundreds of varieties of birds make their home on Corfu, making this a spot for birdwatchers to consider.

Corfu sunset – Photo credit: Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland, Sunset (7355279468)CC BY-SA 2.0

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  1. I’ve never been to Greece, but looking at your beautiful photos I can see how captivatingly amazing Corfu is. Fingers crossed we can go back to traveling very soon. We’ve been living in lockdown for nearly two months now and I can’t wait to get back on the road. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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