Sailing in Corfu

With thousands of tourists coming to its shores every year, one can only wonder what are the reasons for this irresistible attraction people have for yacht charter Corfu.

Yacht Charter CorfuThe ancient Greek island and the city which shares the same name have been an important port in the region and a touristic resort of high value which is explained by the high accessibility (there is also an international airport on just 2km from the city), the beautiful scenery and the local architecture which showcases the Venetian rule over the island.

Just like the island of Rhodes, Corfu constitutes a gathering point for yacht charter enthusiasts from all over the world who come here to enjoy the beautiful island and its watery surroundings.

The bits of history present here mimic those found on other islands, let’s say the Cyclades archipelago but hold a degree of originality which has earned Corfu the title of UNESCO Heritage Site.

When it comes to shopping, there are boutiques, shops and stands which sell Greek merchandise that can be found on other islands as well, like the Sporades, but there are a few things you won’t find anywhere else like leather goods, jewelry, handmade needlework and the much appreciated kumquat fruits which were imported here in the early 1800 from Asia.

The local dining scene is somewhat reminiscent of the one found on the Dodecanese islands and indeed in other parts of Greece, one which relies heavily on sea food. Restaurants on the seawalk will try to tempt you with beautiful aromas and unique blends of tastes and colors.

Among the most appreciated events on the island of Corfu is the Ionian Summer Music Academy, when ancient Greek music comes back to life to soothe the ears of modern-day yachties and other tourists alike. That happens during the summer, making these hot months the best time to visit the ancient city on the island, as then you’ll see it come to life in an explosion of colors, sounds and aromas.

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