Corfu

03 August 2013 By In Latest News

A small island, only 36 miles long and 14 miles wide, Corfu is one of the greenest of the Greek islands, perhaps the greenest in Europe.

Lying in the Ionian Sea off the mainland, Corfu has over five million olive trees which give the island its distinctive silvery green hue.

All over the island the lush vegetation with its great variety of colour and type which, regardless of the changing of the seasons, gives the Corfiot landscape its unique, idyllic nature, is due to the mild climate of the island in combination with the heavy rainfall and the fertile soil.

Its cultivated area (principally olive groves, a reminder of

Venetian rule) covers approximately 60% of the surface, grazing land about 25% and the built – up area about 10%. Corfu , is one of the most famous cosmopolitan but at the same time traditional destinations in Greece , not only for it’s outstanding natural beauty , but also for its rich history that its roots goes back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. Thus it has been subject to various influences and a mix of different civilizations that passed by and left their mark over the centuries. Moreover, Corfu is a unique Religious destination ,as it houses significant figures of Christianity such as Saint Spyridon and Saint Theodora .

 

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