Corfu

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About Corfu

A lovely boat trip across the Ionian will take you to the island of Corfu. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the...

A lovely boat trip across the Ionian will take you to the island of Corfu. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the north-western frontier of Greece

The island's history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu's capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis ("castle city") by the Greek government. Corfu was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London.

Corfu is a very popular tourist destination. Up until the early 20th century, it was mainly visited by the European royals and elites, including Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany and Empress Elisabeth of Austria; today it is also widely visited by middle class families (primarily from the UK, Scandinavia and Germany), leading to mass tourism. It is still popular with the global elite however, and in the island's northeast the homeowners include members of the Rothschild family and Russian oligarchs

In 2007, the city's old city was designated for the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS.


Trip Details

Corfu Boat Trip
07:30 - 18:30

Opening Times

Dates
2nd Jun - 13th Oct
7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Pricing

Adult
13 - 70 years
€45
Child
4 - 12 years
€22.50
Infant
0 - 4 years
Free

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