Greek Island of Corfu is one of the most appealing vacation islands in Europe.
Its scenic land, wonderful climate, and multi-cultural architectural
heritage make it a jewel of Greece.
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3 Corfu must-sees
Narrow streets and alleys are flanked by traditional buildings of
different styles, including Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and French (a byproduct of the
past centuries when foreign powers ruled Corfu). Engaging restaurants, shops,
and cultural events add a cosmopolitan spirit.
The terrain is blanketed with olive groves and dotted with
picturesque stony villages. It's ideal for exploring by car.
The Ionian Sea coastline is blessed with tempting sandy beaches kissed by
clear turquoise waters. And, the two tiny islands of Pontikonsi and
Vlaheraina (see photo) have collectively become Corfu's postcard icon.
to ample rain, the landscape of Corfu is lush with greenery and colorful wild
flowers. In contrast, the rain-thirsty environments of many Aegean Sea islands
(including Crete, Mykonos and Santorini) are relatively dry and parched.
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