This is the area of Corfu's best beaches and most outstanding views.
These traditional villages are best seen by hired car: Aghios Gordis, Ermones, Pelekas, Sinardes.
In Pelekas, Kaiser Wilhelm II built his observatory for its excellent views of both the interrior of the island and the sea.
Sinardes has the Museum of Folk Art and History and a 15th Century Venetian Church as well as a maritime exhibition of the 'papyrella' type fishing boat common to the area.
Vagelistra Island is a tiny island off the west coast of Corfu with a lovely Chapel to the Virgin Mary.
Fort Gardiki: The remains of a Byzantine Castle and Paleolithic occupation.
Lake Korission: These wetlands include one of Corfu's few lakes. The lake is separated from the sea by huge dune and are a favorite spot for migratory birds in the spring. Fresh water lake only meters from the sea.
Overbuilt Mass Tourist Area Caution!
Benitses: Resort area that was once overrun by young and restless tourists, now restored to a somewhat quieter ambiance. You can have fun here, there are lots of watersports, and young people looking for a good time.
Stavros: The Benitses Waterworks were built here.
Moraitika and Messonghi: Nearly continuous resort along the beach with lovely scenery inland just a bit from the coast.
See our Greece hotels for a complete look at accommodations available on this island.
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