With an area of almost 590 square kilometers, Corfu is the second largest island of the Ionian Sea after Kefalonia (688 km2). Corfu, located on the west coast of Greece, near the border with Albania, is a paradise island. The island is growing steadily as a place for relaxing and water sports. The 220-kilometer Corfu coastline offers many opportunities to lie on the beach or enjoy the beautiful sea with some of the many water activities available on the island.
The largest and most modern marinas in Corfu are in Benitses in the south, in Gouvia north of the city of Corfu, in Paleokastritsa in the west and in Petriti in the east. More ports and marinas that are well-suited for sports boats include Ipsos, Kavos, Lefkimmi, Agios Stefanos, and Sayyadha on the nearby mainland. With the exception of more than 1,200 mooring places in Gouvia, places available in bays farther to the north, such as Dapnil Bay, Agni, Kalami and Kulura, are less numerous. Other useful docking points on the rather damp west coast can be found in Meltemi Bay, Lakka Bay with an excellent yacht marina, in Kassiopi, Gayos, Longos, Mongonisi, Grotta Bay on Paxos and Vrika and Wutumi Bay on Antipaxos.In the Corfu region, as a rule, strong winds come from the north around noon. Winds are recorded at five points on the Beaufort scale, but in summer thunderstorms and heavy rains are also possible, which greatly limit visibility. Corfu has no shortage of swimming beaches of all kinds, and the southwestern region is especially rich: visit Mirtiotissu, Maratias, Pelekas, Agios Georgios / Pagi, Barbati, Ermones, Gardeno, Arillas, Agios Gordios and Agios Stefanos to experience them.
On the west coast of the island, spend time on the especially beautiful beaches of Sidari, Kavos, Roda / Acharavi, Paleokastritsa and Glyfada. In the north, the small island of Vido has consistently attracted visitors since the 1980s thanks to two beaches and spectacular diving spots on the island.
The best surfing areas on the island are on the east and north coasts, for example, in the Gulf of Agios Georgios. Agios Georgios with its gently sloping beach is also a good place for beginner surfers who want to play sports. East of Kassiopi, the small Gulf of Avlaki offers a flat beach and a relaxed atmosphere. Vasiliki Bay on the island of Lefkada, south of Corfu, is an internationally recognized place for surfing, and therefore is also actively visited. Water park with an area of 75,000 square meters. m is a particularly pleasant place for the whole family on hot summer days. Aqualand “Agios Ioannis”, in the center of Corfu, with a large number of different pools, a special pool for young children, 38 different water slides, three pools with waves and other activities will not let the whole family get bored.
Kalami Bay near Kassiopi in the northeast with its quiet winds and waters, you will find the perfect place for sea kayaking . The stands in Glyfada and Avlaki will provide you with a place to rent a boat. In Agios Gordios in the northeast, starting from Mount Pantokrator over 900 meters high, you can demonstrate your courage by paragliding from the mountain. If you prefer to plunge into the ground, rather than jumping from its heights, go on an excursion to the caves, including the Klimatia cave, Grava Loutson near Louts or Anapaftiria and Pereuto Kato near Kassiopi. The area around Gouvia and the rest of the east coast are a center for water skiing and wakeboarding, where there are a sufficient number of offers and rental locations for ammunition for these sports. Unlike other Greek islands, the waters of Corfu are not yet depleted, which means that the fish still lives, breeds and is abundant. The area around Benitses is one of the best fishing areas in the whole country.