04 Jan CORFU
Corfu is one of the northernmost and westernmost islands of Greece and the Ionian Sea. It is located at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea, near themainland. Its northeastern coast is quite close (approx. 2 km) to the coast of Saranda Albania. It consists of three Municipalities that include the smaller islands Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki.
It has an elongated shape, wider in its northern part, while it narrows to the south. Its beaches have a total length of 217 km and form several coves and capes. Its territory is mainly mountainous, especially in the northern part. Foreigners call it Corfu, after the corruption of its Byzantine name Koryfo, from the two peaks that appear as the visitor approaches the island.