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Corfu Where the Venetians, the French and the British used to live

Boat charter Corfu

or Kerkyra which is one of our bases around Greece , also is the northernmost and second largest, after Cephalonia, of the Ionian Islands. Its area covers 592 km2 and the length of the island is 217 km. It is mountainous with the highest mountain being Mt. Pantokrator (914 m) but there are several flat areas, the largest being the Ropa valley. There are two lakes: Korission and Antinioti, and four small rivers, often dry in summer at Potamos, Sidari, Messogghi and Lefkimi.

The climate is mild without being bitterly cold in winter and the summers are humid. The heavy rainfall and the high humidity encourage the profuse growth of vegetation. Therefore, the island has a lot of greenery, even in the summer. It is the most densely populated area in Greece after the great urban centers of Athens and Thessalonica. According to the latest census figures, the population of the island is 105,000 with 35,000 people living in the town. In addition, it is the single most popular tourist destination in Greece, with over one million visitors to the island annually.

Berthing options on the island include the capital and main ferry terminal, Corfu Town, the small harbours of Kassiopi on the N coast of the island, Petriti on the SE and Palaiokastritsa on the NW coast and numerous attractive anchorages, especially those of Agni, Kalami, Kouloura and Ayios Stefanos at the NE tip and Ayios Yeoryios on the NW coast.