Corfu, the island of endless natural beauty, the island of song and music,of unending inspiration, a combination of the cosmopolitan and the traditional.
The island will leave the visitor with unforgettable memories, excite him with unparalleled images and touch chords in his soul as he pays homage to the culture of the seven islands.
How can we put in few words all the elements which make up this earthly paradise, this place which has been so generously blessed by God and which has been written about by so many illustrious writers and poets.
Corfu is the most northernmost and second largest after Cephalonia of the Ionian islands. Its area covers 592 square kilometers and the length of the island is 217 kilometers. It is mountainous with the highest mountain being Mt. Pantokrator (914 meters) but there are several flat areas ,the largest being the Ropa valley.
There are two lakes , Korission and Antinioti, and four small rivers often dry in Summer at Potamos, Sidari, Messogghi and Lefkimi. The climate is mild without being bitterly cold in Winter and the Summers are humid. The heavy rainfall and the high humidity encourage the profuse growth of vegetation. Therefore the island has a lot of greenery, even in Summer.
It is the most densely populated area in Greece after thew great urban centers of Athens and Thessalonika. According to the latest census figures, the population of the island is 105.000 with 35.000 people living in the town.
The economy of Corfu depends mainly on the tourist industry but there are also related industries and services that depend on tourism. Agricultural production is not large.
The chief products are olive oil, wine, vegetables and the unique type of Kumquat fruit.
Arillas is situated on the North West coast of Corfu, 46 km from the airport and 44km from the capital of the island, Corfu Town. Arillas has become one of the main resorts on the island of Corfu. It is bustling with many family run tavernas, restaurants, bars.
Originally a small resort, it has expanded in recent years and become the place to stay for lively exciting holidays. The resort is set amongst olive groves and vineyards and its special features include a fantastic golden sandy beach of around 2km long that is well worthy of its Blue Flag of Cleanliness reward.