Corfu

Corfu (Kerkyra) is one of the most important and beautiful islands in Greece, perhaps the greenest island with dense vegetation and a well developed road network. Speaking about tourist development is one of the country`s cornerstones in tourism industry. It is an island with a long history, and has been notable in Greek culture and tradition for over 3000 years.

It has been inhabited since the paleolithic era and later by the Phaeacians as mentioned in the Odyssey.
Homer refers to it as Scheria, but the island also had the name Drepanon(sickle) at a time because it is shaped like a sickle.

During the Middle Ages the island and the town took the name Corypho which means peaks, (Coryphai in Greek), due to the two peaks in the peninsula of the old fortress, or the two peaks of it`s highest mountain Pantokrator.

It is obvious that from this name Corypho the current international name of Corfu was derived.

The name Kerkyra derived from the nymph Corkyra, the daughter of the river god Asopos.Corkyra was kidnapped by the god of the sea Poseidon who brought her here, then Phaiax was born as the result of their union, Phaiax was the founder of Phaeacians, the fisrt known residents of Corfu.The word Corkyra transformed to Kerkyra in Doric dialect and this is the modern Greek name for the island.
We are happy to announce our trail running race being held for the 9th time. The Corfu Mountain Trail 2020 will take place on the weekend 2th-3th of May, 2020 with the opening of the tourist season.
  • October 14, 2019
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Our golf course is located in the heart of Corfu Island in Ropa Valley. You can play the course seven days a week.
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