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Corfu island news and views

A beach holiday favourite for several decades, Corfu is located in the Ionian chain of Greek islands that lie off the north-west coast of mainland Greece. One of the first to be "discovered" by package holiday firms parts of Corfu have been overrun with cheap hotels and happy-hour bars. But most of the downmarket damage has been confined to a few areas; large parts of Corfu have some of the most beautiful beaches and most romantic villages in the Greek islands.

Kassiopi beach
Corfu beach sold

Holiday visitors to the Kassiopi beach resort on Corfu may find access to the sands blocked by US developers. The cash-strapped Greek government is believed to have sold off a prime stretch of beach to a New York-based company for €23 million.

Kavos rapist
Beast of Kavos

A Greek rapist who attacked at least seven British women on the holiday island of Corfu has been jailed for a total of 52 years. The 39-year-old man, Dimitris Aspiotis, was known as the 'Beast of Kavos'

Swiss photographer Fred Baissonnas
Corfu photos

Those taking a late holiday break in Corfu Town can escape the late summer showers with a visit to the Banknote Museum and an exhibition of some remarkable photographs. Swiss-born photographer Fred Boissonnas (1858-1946), first visited Greece ...

Costume jewellery on display in Pelekas
Holidays in Pelekas

The Corfu holiday resort of Pelekas has always been a little off the main island tourist trail, and there's nothing wrong in that. This attractive hilltop holiday village sits on the west coast of Corfu almost opposite the island capital of Corfu Town . . .

View from Pantokrator on Corfu
North Corfu walking

A few years ago I had the good fortune to enjoy an extended Corfu holiday in north-west Corfu and came across many 'undiscovered' walks in the area. Of course, there are the well-travelled trails like the route to the Pirate's Cove . . .

Canal D'Amor at Sidari, Corfu
Family friendly Corfu

If you are planning a holiday to Corfu with the family and aren't sure what there is to do, here are some ideas that might help you decide where to take the kids for some fun activities. A Corfu villa holiday wouldn't be complete without many visits...

Plane lands at Corfu
Corfu spells out holiday hopes

Corfu is confident that Greek Island holidays will remain popular next year despite the economic problems in Greece and the Eurozone. Officials of Corfu's tourist department remained optimistic on figures for the Corfu holiday season . . .

Paleokastritsa beach Corfu
Corfu alert

UK tourists on holiday in Corfu have been warned to take extra care after a number of cases of Legionnaires' disease has come to light. Health workers say they know of nine cases of the disease found in holiday visitors to Corfu . . .

Corfu wildfire blaze spreads
Corfu blaze alert

Firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire outbreak on the popular holiday island of Corfu close to major beach resorts. Fire broke out on hillsides along the north coast of Corfu at the weekend and holidaymakers in Corfu beach holiday resorts . . .

Corfu beach painting
Corfu beach nudes

Naturists sunbathing on a nudist beach in Corfu is the subject of a huge painting at this year's BP portrait awards in London. The huge work, which measures 2m by 6m is believed to be the biggest ever shown at the show. American artist Paul Beel . . .

Sidari resort Corfu
Corfucash find

A British woman on holiday in Corfu reportedly found €30,000 in cash lying in the street. The 59-year-old holidaymaker came across the cash stuffed in a briefcase that was lying in the side of the road. When she opened it she found €30,000 . . .

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