Full of history and tradition, natural beauty and amazing landscapes, the marvelous island of Corfu is a very popular international destination. Every year, it attracts thousands of visitors from every corner of the Earth. Situated on the western side of the country, in the northern Ionian Sea, Corfu Island is accessible from both Greek and Italian ports. As a result, there is a really wide selection of ferries to Corfu to choose from.
Corfu Island has a wonderful coastline and offers a great diversity of beaches. Some of these beaches are organized with umbrellas, sun lounges, beach bars and restaurants, while others are completely unspoiled and secluded. Of course, all of them have pure, crystal, azure waters.
The most popular beach destination of Corfu is Paleokastritsa, a region which actually consists of many small coves. According to mythology, Paleokastritsa was the beach of Phaeacia, where Nausica met the shipwrecked Odysseus. Other stunning beaches of Corfu include Agios Gordios, Glyfada, Agios Georgios Pagon and Nissaki.
The capital of the island is Corfu Town, where ferries to Corfu arrive at. This town distinguishes for its distinctive architectural style that is actually a combination of Venetian, French and British architecture. With lovely squares, strong fortresses, and beautiful quarters, the Town of Corfu is among the most beautiful places in Greece.
Numerous other picturesque villages are scattered around the island. Visitors should not miss the awesome sunset views from Pelekas village and the small seaside village of Kassiopi, lined up with cafeterias and fish taverns.
The greatest sightseeing spots on the island are found in Corfu Town. As ferries to Corfu approach the port, the Old Fortress immediately draws attention with its strong walls and the Clock Tower on the top. The New Fortress, on the other side of the town, is also impressive. Both fortresses were constructed by the Venetians in Medieval times.
A very impressive place to visit in Corfu is the Achilleion Palace, a fantastic building of colonial architecture that was constructed by the Austrian Queen Sissi. This palace is found just above the tourist village of Benitses.
Ferries to Corfu: from Greek ports and Italy
As Corfu is geographically located very close to Italy, there are frequent ferries to Corfu from Ancona, Bari, Brindisi and Venice, especially in summer months. Ferry schedules are usually overnight.
There are also ferries to Corfu from the Greek port of Igoumenitsa in western Greece. The ferries run every hour, from early in the morning until late at night and the trip takes about 90 minutes. Overnight ferries to Corfu also depart from the port of Patras, in northern Peloponnese.
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