The island of Corfu
From the myth of its creation to its modern history, Corfu is an island full of feelings. In each corner, you will feel fascinated by its ancient history, serenity from its natural beauty and excitement for its multicultural identity. Discover them, having one of Mayor Hotels & Resorts as your starting point.
A tale of ancient Greek mythology says that Poseidon, the God of the Sea, once fell in love with a nymph called Korkyra and directly looked up for a place to shelter their love. At the end of his quest he selected the most incomparable landscape, a special home for Korkyra to settle down, giving the nymph’s name to that unique island which evolved in Kerkyra (the Greek name for Corfu) over the years.
Corfu is the second biggest island of Ionian Islands and its transcendent beauty is a result of a multicultural “mosaic”, which includes Ancient Greek and Venetian features in both Arts and Architecture. It is no accident that the greatest civilizations that ever walked on earth, like the Romans and the Byzantines, as well as the great French and British Empires, desired to take a toll in Corfu and finally be a part of its history.
Corfu’s unrivalled appeal, with the beautiful blue beaches and the vast green hills, intrigued major personalities from all over the world and became an inspiration for various authors and artists worldwide.
After all, the island’s history seems to originate from the magical nature that envelops it.