Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian islands, whose history has been bound with the history of Greece since the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is connected to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon and Asopos. Corfu is just off the West coast of Greece and is one of the most Northern Ionian Islands which enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Corfu boasts breathtaking natural beauty, covered with over 3 million evergreen olive trees and is one of the greenest of the Mediterranean islands. On this cosmopolitan island, visitors are able to combine relaxation with good times and a full nightlife, stylish restaurants as well as traditional tavernas, cafes and bars that offer traditional Greek cuisine.