Corfu, in the Ionian Sea, is the second largest island in Greece after Cephalonia. It is very close to Italy so it is one of the favourite places for Italian tourists. It is well connected with the main ports of both Italy and Greece but it also has an airport very active in every season. The natural beauty of this island competes with the historical and artistic one, mostly due to the Italian dominations. The Tarantine period and the Venetian period – between 13th and 17th centuries – left important traces. When to go to Corfu Corfu is a mediterranean island with a beautiful climate. Summer is sunny, hot but also windy and basically every season of the year is good for a holiday over there. Winter in Corfu is too rainy, though, so you better do not plan your stay in those months. How to get to Corfu The most romantic and relaxing way to get to the island is by ferry-boat. Daily trips leave from Ancona, Bari and Brindisi in Italy or from other ports of Greece, Croatia or Serbia. The international airport of the island is Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport . Set immediately off the southern outskirts of Corfu City, this airport has shops, travel agencies and medical centres and is connected with the town by bus, taxi and private transfer. How to move At Corfu you can easily rent cars, mopeds, quads and go visiting the place on your own. You can also choose to go by local buses, the famous “green buses” of Corfu. We do suggest to walk, anyway. Especially if you want to visit the beaches or the small towns. What to see The beautiful Venetian Fortress is one of the most charming monuments of the island. The castle dates back to the 17th century. Even older is the Byzantine Fortress, including the beautiful St George Church inside its walls. In Corfu City are worth the visit also St Spyridon church, the narrow medieval streets, the small markets and the museums. Do not miss the Akilleion Palace and the Museum of the Banknotes. The most beautiful beaches of Corfu are: Ipsos, Pontikonissi (facing a small church off the coast connected with the beach by a sandy line), Kassiopi’s wild beach, Palaiokastritsa, Sydari (with its “love channel”).