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Corfu (Kerkira)

The Greek island of Corfu is situated in the Ionian Sea and has been called a piece of Tuscany in Greece. Millions of weather-gnarled olive trees planted centuries ago, their silver-grey foliage interspersed with dark cypresses, and the extraordinary richness in wild flowers, give the island the air of a vast botanical garden. With a coastline of more than 300km and mountains rising to almost 1,000 metres, rolling hillsides with extensive olive groves, vineyards and breathtaking panoramas, elegant architecture, sunblessed beaches, enchanting nightlife and fine cuisine, Corfu is the ideal place to start a new life.

Corfu Town itself is a contrasting combination of old and new existing side by side in perfect harmony. The old town is one of the best preserved Venetian cities in Europe. It is a thriving mass of shops and businesses, set amongst a captivating and charming assortment of elegant buildings, churches, imposing fortresses and narrow alleyways leading to hidden squares. The tall buildings with the 'volta' (arches), the 'cantounia' (narrow flagstoned streets), the 'mouragia' (sea-walls) are all showing a clear Italian influence.

Corfu Facts and Figures Temperatures
Average temperatures (oC)
Rainfall-Humidity
Relative humidity (%)
JAN - 9.7 JAN - 74.8
Length: 65 km / 35 miles FEB - 10.3 FEB - 74.1
Width: 18 km / 11 miles MAR - 12.0 MAR - 73.0
Area: 570 sq.km / 229 sq.miles APR - 15.0 APR - 72.3
Highest Point: 906 m. MAY - 19.6 MAY - 69.1
Population: 108,106 JUN - 23.8 JUN - 63.0
Average summer temp: 28 oC JUL - 26.4 JUL - 59.1
Average winter temp: 16 oC AUG - 26.2 AUG - 61.3
Hottest months: July / August SEP - 22.7 SEP - 69.7
Coldest months: January / February OCT - 18.4 OCT - 74.3
No. of villages: 209 NOV - 14.3 NOV - 77.3
DEC - 11.2 DEC - 76.7
(Source: National Meteorological Service)

Also visit:
- Municipality of Corfu
- Hellenic National Meteorological Service
- The Corfu Trail
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