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Corfu is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Greek islands. It is the greenest of the Ionian Islands and probably also the best known. The island offers a beguiling landscape of wild flowers, cypress trees, olive trees and several seductively sandy beaches. Corfu also has a major vegetable garden which gives the fresh mountain air a pleasant scent. To the south of Corfu town is Moraitika and Messonghi which have beautiful scenery and beaches. However, the west coast of the island is the most attractive as that is the place where you will find some of the prettiest countryside around and it is also here that you will find the small coves with the sandy beaches surrounded by cliffs and trees. The north coast is more typical Greek with a rocky coastline where the crystal clear water has chopped into pebbled bays and coves.


Population 102,071
Currency Euro: € 1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are open from 8 am to 2.30 pm, with closure for a siesta. The shops re-open again from 5.30 pm until 8.30 pm Monday to Saturday. Many shops are closed on Sunday, depending where on the island you are visiting. Exceptions are noted in specific listings.
Newspapers Kathimerini (National daily)
Eleftherotypia (National daily)
To Vima (National daily),
Do not despair if you cannot read the Greek language as day-old English newspapers are usually available from various newsstands in Corfu.
Emergency numbers Ambulance: 166
Police: 100
Fire Brigade: 199
Tourist information Municipality of Corfu
Michael Theotoki Square, Kèrkyra (Corfu town)
+30 26610 30241