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.
The Ionian islands look set to get a new ferry to link some of the biggest holiday hotspots in Greece. The Ionian chain includes the very popular holiday islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkas and Zante.
The first seaplane test flights in Greece have been carried out on the Ionian island of Corfu with a 10-seater Quest Zodiac .
Corfu is the latest Greek island to promote itself as a winter holiday destination - but in Spain rather than the UK. Despite Corfu being a favourite Greek island holiday destination for Brits.
Corfu may be on track to launch its new seaplane services this year but officials are concerned about exactly where they will be allowed to land. Seaplane flights got a boost last year when the Greek government decided to fast-track applications to build seaplane strips.
Thousand of holiday visitors to Corfu take time off from the island's golden sand beaches to visit one of the many museums and historic sites.
Holidays cruises to Corfu could get busier with new cruise ship and ferry routes opening up to port resorts in Italy. The Corfu Port Authority (CPA) is set to relaunch the Corfu to Italy coastal shipping route.
The popular holiday island of Corfu looks set to get Greek island seaplane services flying again after a deal was signed to open the first water airport in Greece. The move follows clearance by Greek environmental officials.
The popular Greek holiday island of Corfu has taken the top title as Europe's Leading Beach Destination in this year's World Travel Awards 2014. The island took over the honour from last year's winner, the Algarve in Portugal, in a gala ceremony in Athens. The award, known as the 'Oscars' of the tra
Fast growing airline and holiday company Jet2holidays is to target holidays on Corfu in 2014 with plans to increase holiday visitors by 50% in 2014 to fly 30,000 holidaymakers
Holiday visitors to the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea may soon be rubbing shoulders with even more celebrities. Rumours are rife that Bruce Willis has bought a summer holiday villa on Corfu island.
Hotel owners on the island of Corfu are demanding a clean-up of island rubbish over fears for Corfu's reputation as a holiday destination. The Federation of Hotel Owners claims the issue of cleanliness is one of the most serious problems facing Corfu today.
One of the best known tourist attractions on Corfu, the Achilleion or 'Sissy's Palace' is to get a major makeover. The old palace complex, which attracts thousands of Corfu holiday visitors each year, will get cash to restore and protect all four of its main buildings.
A recent TV documentary on the antics of drunken Brits on holiday in Kavos Corfu has come under fire from a Greek tourism minister. The Channel 4 TV programme 'What Happens in Kavos' followed the drunken trail of Brits in the notorious Corfu party resort.
There are many hidden Corfu holiday attractions for summer visitors to the island but few more curious than the ad-hoc monuments to the Second World War. Relics of the war can be found in some unusual places.
Regular visitors to the Corfu holiday resort of Pelekas may well have noticed just how 'green' it is as solar panels go up in their hundreds. But olive trees are hacked down to make way for them.
Visitors who tire of beaches and look to get away from the holiday coast can find some beautiful inland villages on Corfu that are a throw-back to the island's past as detailed in author Steve Ford's welcome e-book.