Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the most important and beautiful islands in Greece, perhaps the greenest island with dense vegetation and a well developed road network.
Speaking about tourist development is one of the country`s cornerstones in tourism industry.
It is an island with a long history, and has been notable in Greek culture and tradition for over 3000 years.
It has been inhabited since the paleolithic era and later by the Phaeacians as mentioned in the Odyssey.
Homer refers to it as Scheria, but the island also had the name Drepanon(sickle) at a time because it is shaped like a sickle.
For most visitors the entrance to the island is the newly renovated international airport Ioannis Capodistrias, although the ferries from Italian ports are also extremely busy.
The flight from most European airports takes between two to three and a half hours.