Located in the north-western corner of Greece, Corfu (also called Kerkyra) is the second largest second largest island in the group known as the Seven Islands, or Eptanisa (see map of Corfu).
Corfu has a length of 40 miles and a width varying between two and a half and eighteen miles.
The population amounts to 93,000 people, with Corfu town having 35,000 inhabitants.
With over three million olive trees (encouraged during the Venetian period by giving 12 gold pieces for every 100 olive trees planted) Corfu is the most green island of Greece.
Because of its mild and moderate climate Corfu is a popular spot among the Greek.
Due to Corfu’s microclimate, it could be said that Corfu is in bloom all year round.
Unlike other parts of Greece where any greenery withers and dries up in the summer months, in Corfu it remains fresh all year round, if you want to experience its natural beauty the best time to come is between October and May.
Corfu has probably the most splendid coastal sceneries and beaches among the Greek islands.
More information about Corfu
- Activities on Corfu
- Corfu town (Kerkyra) â”‚ Being on of the most attractive cities of Greece, the old town features some stunning historic sites and creates the unique atmosphere of the city. The town is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress.
- Corfu mapâ”‚ A map of Corfu
- About Pelekas â”‚ Information about Pelekas, Kallisto resorts is just below the village.
- Pelekas Village â”‚ Pelekas can be found on the West coast of Corfu, just 12 kilometres west from Corfu (Kerkyra) town. It is a picturesque village set on a rocky hill (272 m. high, ~500 inhabitants), whose summit according to the Corfiots say – is the best place to watch the sun go down. Just below the town you find Kallisto resorts.\
- Pelekas Beaches â”‚ Along the west coast are some of Corfu’s most beautiful beaches. This is were Kallisto resorts is located.
- Pelekas beach (Kontogialos) â”‚ It is a miniature of Glyfada beach with fine sand, and in the surrounding area there are wonderful tavernas & cafes. It features good watersport oppertunities. Sunbeds and umbrellas available for rent on the beach.
- Glyfada beach â”‚ A long sandy beach with bars open all day, hotels, restaurants and lots of people, popular particularly with the young.
- Gialiskari â”‚ A small bay full of pine trees leading right down to the seashore and the picturesque sandy beach and huge rocks at the opening of the bay, with a few tavernas.
- Myrtiotissa â”‚ On the southern edge of the area bordering with Vatos is this beautiful beach surrounded by pine trees and rocks the perfect shelter for nudists and lovers of nature.