popular places in corfu
Agios Gordios is a small settlement on the West of the island, 20km away from the centre. The beach is quite long and consists of very soft, golden sand. The notorious waters are clean and crystal like but also shallow. The scenery consists of a very green mountain with grey rocks behind the beach. One of its famous sights is Ortholithi, a large rock that sticks out of the water. The beach is organized and contains all the comforts and the possibility for all kinds of water sports.
Sidari is a relatively new resort in Northern Corfu, approximately 35km from the capital. There are three sandy beaches in Sidari with waters of a distinct yellowish color. One of them is the famed Canal d ' amour, one of the most popular attractions in the island. A beautiful organized beach stretches along the main road beneath the resort. This beach is wide and sandy, and has cool and fairly shallow waters. There is also a port with boats leaving to the Diapontian Islands for day trips. The third beach is located on a small bay with interesting rock formations right across it. Shops, bars, restaurants and places to try water sports can be found in the area.
The new port of Corfu is located on the west side of the old port, in the city of Corfu. The new port serves ferries and cruise ships, while the old port sailboats and yachts. It can be accessed easily both on day and night, with ferry connections to Igoumenitsa and Italy. Corfu port offers an array of services to pleasure crafts. There are also many boats starting from the new port reaching other capes of the island. There are four bus lines that connect the city centre and the airport, with buses scheduled frequently. The second port of Corfu is in Lefkimmi, on the South side of the island.
Corfu airport (CFU) is named after the first Governor of Greece, Corfiot IoannisKapodistrias. It is located about 3km on the south of Corfu Town, half a kilometre north of Pontikonisi. There are flights scheduled by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines all year round, but there are also many charter flights, coming from aboard, especially in summer. The airport can be accessed very easily as well as by rental car. Outside the airport building there are taxis and bus stops that connect the airport to all over the island. There are also buses starting from Corfu Town reaching the airport.
Acharavi is a hamlet in the northern part of the island and approximately 37km from the city centre. The area has low abundant vegetation and is located at the rear of the mount Pantokrator. The beach of Acharavi is the largest of the island, as it stretches for 3km. The long sandy beach has some parts covered with small pebbles. Quiet with shallow waters, it is considered one of the safest beaches on the island, ideal for families. In certain parts tourists can even try out water sports while there are also restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars for better relaxation.
Kalami is located on the northeast coast of Corfu, just 30km from the main town. The area is known for its natural beauty and its picturesque village. Kalami is a quiet pebbly beach surrounded by pines and cypresses. The pebbles on the beach are small and round and the clear waters are fairly shallow. Visitors can try water sports or eat at the restaurants found in the area. Exploring the various coastal paths surrounding the beach, is also recommended. On the edge of the beach, the home of writer Lawrence Durrell, now a tourist accommodation, can be found.