Corfu was the first island to welcome and open its doors to tourism and has since become an important international tourism center attracting many visitors and offering well-equipped and modern tourist facilities. Despite the fact that tourism is developed in the coastal areas, it hasn’t spoilt yet the villages that have managed to keep their authenticity and their local colors.
The economy of Corfu is mainly based on tourism but a small part is still related to agriculture, the inhabitants still producing high-quality olive oil and wines throughout the mountainous villages.
The capital of the island is called Corfu Town and is also the main port. This is the largest town of the Ionians and one of the most beautiful towns of the Greek islands. Built between two fortresses and full of superb Italian and French buildings, Byzantine churches and flowered squares, Corfu Town is a real jewel full of innumerable charms and beauties.