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Corfu island is the most cosmopolitan island of the Ionian Sea and among the first Greek islands that opened to tourism. Due to its strong connection with Italy and the United Kingdom, Corfu has a rich cultural background. The first university of modern Greece, the Ionian Academy, was founded in Corfu in 1824 and also the island was the homeplace of important poets, musicians, and politicians.

In the beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO world heritage site, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical “repertoire” came to be successfully applied to local artistic traditions. Palaces, fortresses, austere public buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with lines of drying washing in tiny alleyways and small secluded squares. Strolling through a complex of narrow cobbled streets with stairways and vaulted passages, the so-called “kantounia”, will make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Genoa or Naples.

In Corfu, there are endless long sandy beaches of the west coast and the tourist pebble beaches on the eastern coast.