Corfù is the most northerly of the Ionian Islands. The southeast coast lies about 10 km from mainland Greece, the northeast about 2 km from Albania.
There's Corfù the coast, Corfù the town, and Corfù the island, and they don't necessarily appeal to the same visitors. Corfù the coast lures travellers who want to escape civilization with an undeveloped little beaches and a spectacular resort. Then, there is the more cosmopolitan Corfù town, with its distinctive Greek, Italian, French and British elements. Finally, there's a third and little-known Corfù, with its lush vegetation and gentle slopes, modest villages and farms, and countless olive and fruit trees.