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