Property for Sale in Corfu by Ionian International

Corfu, also known as Kerkyra, is an island of 237 sqm with a population of approximately 120,000 people, a number that swells significantly in the summer when tourists arrive.

The verdant island has been popular with predominantly British, German and Italian tourists since the 60s and has grown in popularity exponentially over the years to the bustling destination that it is today, with luxury villas, visiting super yachts and up-market hotels dotted around the island.

The prime area for luxury property is the much heralded North-East Coast, with its quaint bays, water-front tavernas and boat rental companies, often used by tourists to explore the sheltered water of the Ionian Channel between Corfu and the Albanian mountains.

Often referred to as "Kensington-on-Sea," the North-East has been patronised over the years by visiting royal families, politicians, celebrities and wealthy tourists, which is testament to its beauty and uniqueness.

The historic Venetian town of Corfu has recently been named a Unesco World Heritage site, something that has firmly put Corfu on the cultural map and has lead to an upsurge in the number of visiting cruise liners.

Other areas of the island, such as the dramatic West Coast, boast long sandy beaches crowned by pine forests, with azure water and stunning sunsets and are often favoured by families.