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The most popular Greek island in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is located near Greece's west coast, not far from Albania. Its climate is more humid than that of the other islands, and as a result it's mostly covered with lush vegetation.

The main appeal of Corfu is its 217-kilometre-long coastline, consisting of long, sandy beaches, high rugged cliffs and idyllic coves. The town of Corfu is the main tourist destination on the island, with its narrow streets and Medieval fortress, surrounded by fantastic beaches and calm, blue waters. The port of Kassiopi in the northeast offers a great time for young tourists, with its lively bars and nightclubs and secluded pebble beaches. Roda is a traditional family resort with a beautiful sandy beach and a wide choice of accommodation options. Barbati, on the east coast, has the longest and cleanest beach on Corfu and is suitable for everyone with its quiet streets and modern bars.

Corfu also provides good entertainment away from the beaches. The old centre of Corfu is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List thanks to its unique architecture. The deserted village of Perithia will take you back in time, and in Paleokastritsa you can enjoy the most stunning beauty spot on the island. The summer retreat of the Austrian Empress Sissy, the Achillion Palace, rising amidst picturesque gardens, is also worth a visit.

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