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Corfu, Greece

Known as the 'Emerald Island' because of its lush greenery and breathtaking beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the seven Ionian Islands, Corfu is just 593 square kilometres (368.253 square miles). Possessing an intense culture and unparalleled coastline, the island has provided endless inspiration for many artists and literary figures. Corfu can be visited on one of our many Europe cruises

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Corfu, Greece

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Don't miss this opportunity to tour the Achilleion Palace, built by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria in 1891. View her breathtaking gardens, as well as a spectacular panoramic view of the Ionian Sea. The Achilleion Palace also houses the Terrace of the Muses, which was built as a tribute to the nine muses of Greek mythology.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Go off-roading to see Corfu's beautiful landscape up close.
  • Take a scenic drive through the wonderful Corfiot countryside, full of olive groves, pine, cypress, lemon and orange trees.
  • Hike to the top of Mount Pantokrator, where you'll get a perfect view of Corfu's lush greenery and memorable views first-hand.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Popular drinks in Greece include ouzo (an aniseed-flavoured spirit), retsina (wine flavoured with pine resin) and firewater – tsipouro.

Local Currency

The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Greece. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

Weather in Corfu, Greece


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 57° 13.89°
Average Low 41.2° 5.11°
Mean Temperature 49° 9.44°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 5.2 in 13.21 cm

    Before You Visit

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