Corfu is one of the northern and western islands of Greece and the Ionian Sea. It is located at the entrance to the Adriatic Sea, near the Epirus coast.
Its northeast coast is close enough (approx. 2 km) to the coast of Albania's Saranda. It consists of three Municipalities including the smaller islands of Othonoi, Ereikoussa and Mathraki.
It is oblong, wider in its northern part, narrowing to the south. Its beaches are 217 kilometers long and form several bays and capes. Its territory is mainly mountainous, especially in the north.
Foreigners call it Corfu, to the detriment of the Byzantine of the name Corfu, from the two peaks that appear as the visitor approaches the island.
The highest peaks are Mount Pantokrator (ancient Istoni, 914 m) and Stravoskadi (849 m). Other peaks are the Vigils, Chuka, the Pylids (or Leaves), the Holy Ten and the Cross.
There are small rivers in Corfu, such as Megalopotamos, Blind, Mesongi (the largest), the river in the area of Lefkimmi. The largest lake is Korissia (or Korissia) with an area of 4 square kilometers. There is also the Chalkiopoulou lagoon to the south of Corfu town.