Corfu is Homer’s ''beautiful and rich land''.
The great epic author took Corfu to his heart for its lush flora and fauna with more than 2 million olive trees scattered throughout the city. Today, its Mediterranean climate combines with spacious beaches to make Corfu a top tourist destination.
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Even though tourist flock the area, in Corfu you can still find small natural corners that are far cry from business. For example, you can explore rocky coves or some remote sandy beaches or find out more about deserted villages as Old Sinies and Perithia.
When touring Corfu makes you tired, you should relax in the company of Corfiot people and it is best to do in one of restaurants or cafes set on your track. Food in Corfu is part of local culture, so you will find a wide choice of seafood, like fresh recently caught fish and also some meats served with salads and home-made olive oil.
After filling dining, you should keep the action going on sightseeing tour in Corfu. Attractions include;
- Achilleion, a beautiful palace by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria
- Roda, a fishing village that developed into a popular destination for holidays
- Lakones offers the view over the bay of Paleokastritsa
- Nymphes, a green suburbia where the Nymphs used to bathe in the waterfalls
The earliest settlement in Corfu dates back to the Neolithic period (6000 BC) that was replaced by the Cretans who colonized the area. Later Corfu joined the East Roman Empire and suffered from continual attacks by the Vandals, Huns, and Normans. It wasn't the last attack of Corfu as further it became a focus of the Venetian interest, British and French. During the World War I the French took temporary over the area in 1916, but it resulted in bombing and bloody campaigns on the island. Even though the most of the city's architecture was destroyed, it became very popular with tourists and in 1962 a palace built for Elizabeth, empress of Austria was transformed into first casino in Corfu.
It was first place for gambling, but not the last as after followed a set of entertainments, like nightclubs, award-winning restaurants and cozy bars – all concentrated near beaches as Kavos, Roda, and Dassia and so on.
With Booked.net you can book a stay in Corfu near one of these beaches or in some more calm surroundings if you consult our interactive map of Corfu hotels.