Greece: Corfu yacht charters:
Corfu was one of the first islands in Greece to open itself to tourism and, due to a long experience, offers well organized services.
Corfu lies to the north of the Ionian sea at the entrance of Adriatic.
Corfu Island is a one of Greece’s top destinations and attracts thousands
of visitors every year. It is the second largest island in the group known
as the Seven Islands, or Eptanisa. Together with the small island of Paxi
and others that are still smaller (Antipaxi, Othoni, Erikoussa, Mathraki),
Corfu constitutes a separate prefecture.
It has much to offer to the visitor: impressive landscapes, dense vegetation, many golden sandy beaches, an elegant capital, traditional villages, many Byzantine churches, museums, Venetians ruins and attractive resorts all over the island.
It has an area of 592 sq. km, a coastline of 217 km and a population of
over 100,000 making it the largest Ionian island in terms of population.
Approximately 65% of the surface of the island is under cultivation and 59% of this area is covered with olives, cypress trees, citrus fruit trees, fruit trees and vineyards.
live oil is the chief product of the island which is considered to be among the best in Greece. The island also grows cumquat, the very small orange of Chinese derivation which is made into a sweet or a liqueur.
It's taste and aroma have made it a symbol of the island for tourists and
is produced only in Corfu and nowhere else in Europe.
Its dense vegetation exists thanks to the mild climate of Corfu and to what is by Greek standards the high level of humidity. The summer heat is moderated by the humidity and the winters are mild.