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Located in Northwest of Greece, Cofru lies close to the Albanian coastline. It is known for its beautiful pebble-sand beaches with crystal clear waters, luscious green landscapes, and rich history and cultural heritage. Corfu is not a destination for an authentic Greek experience but it is a popular vacation destination for families.
With its stunning mountains, easy connections to Albania and Italy, and crazy nightlife, Corfu has been popular, especially among the British, for a long time. The island is especially popular for diving as it has many stunning underwater caves, ancient shipwrecks and beautiful reefs. Besides hiking up the Corfu trail, water skiing, boating, parasailing, sailing, and taking an olive oil tasting tour are also famous here. Some of the other interesting things to do in Corfu include visiting Sidari for its amazing beaches, Angelokastro castle for its views, Vlacherna Monastery, and Corfu Archaeological and Banknote Museums.
The largest town on Corfu Island is Corfu town, a small city with an airport and port. The north part of Corfu town, also called the Old Town, comprises historical sites and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, whereas the southern part is new, modern and commercial. The Old Town of Corfu is considered an open-air museum housing stunning archaeological sites, from Venetian fortresses and stately palaces to British mansions and French esplanades. The streets in the old town are called cantounia, as the wind passes through the town and leads to the palace, squares, churches and art galleries.
The northern part of Corfu island is mountainous and boasts a fair number of pebble beaches, while its southern part is home to some of the famous sandy beaches and resorts. Traditional villages of Benitses, Kynopiastes, Lefkimmi and Kavos lie on the southern part of the island. The beach resorts of Arillas and Kassiopi, the village resort of Roda, Heritage protected village of Old Perithia, and the villages of Kalami, Lakone (Paleokastritsa) and Nymphes are located on the Northern side of the island. Corfu is also a popular starting point for the tour of the western Greek islands and has easy connections to Albania and Italy.