Geography of Corfu
The beautiful island of Corfu is geographically in the far northwest of Greece,
lying within sight of Albania, just off the coast of the Greek mainland and about
75kms from the heel of Italy. The island is about 60kms long and between 17 and
Corfu has a Mediterranean climate, providing long, hot summers and warm, wet
winters. The island gets a lot of rain during the winter months and is therefore
very fertile, supporting a large agricultural sector. The island is covered
with vegetation, including millions of olive, fig, pine and citrus trees as
well as many vineyards.
Corfu is an island of contrasts with high peaks (the highest being Mount Pantokrator
in the northeast at 914m) and valleys such as the Ropa Valley in the middle
of the island. It also has wetlands, such as Korission Lake, which is a thriving
habitat for many species of birds.
Corfu is also a magnificent floral spectacle, especially in the springtime.
At all times of the year, you will be stopped in your tracks by the splendour
of the vegetation and wildflowers in the countryside, as well as the breathtaking
displays provided by the ubiquitous bougainvillaea and geraniums in the villages.
Unlike many Greek islands, Corfu does not dry up in the summer months, but
rather offers some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in Europe.
This variety of landscape, flora and fauna leads many people to feel that Corfu
is blessed with the most beautiful countryside of all the Greek Islands.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Beis Beach Hotel and Apartments
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full list of hotels and online booking