Types of Corfu Tourism
Corfu hasmore than 170 orthodox churches and 17 monasteries, most of which are open to the public. The most famous church of all is the church of the island’s protector and keeper of the city – Saint Spyridon. Every year thousands of people come to Corfu to visit His Holy Relics which are kept in the Church. Furthermore, 180 meters away the Metropolitan Church can be found where the Holy Relics of Agia Theodora are kept.
The majority of the island’s residents are Orthodox Christians while approximately the 5% of the population in Corfu are Catholics, originating from Malta, Italy and England. Corfu has three Catholic churches; the Catholic Cathedral of Saints James and Christopher (Duomo), the Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin of Carmel Tenedos and the church of Holy Heart of Jesus. Furthermore, Corfu has a Catholic cemetery and very close, there is the Hebrew Cemetery. The island also features a Hebrew community in the old part of Corfu Town called “Evraiki” where the Synagogue is located, too.
More and more people are interested in sport activities during their trips, regardless of whether the sports activities are the main goal of traveling or not. Apart from the water sports, which are all over the island and extreme sports such a paragliding and mountain cycling, there are many pitches and courts for a variety of different sports. These sports include: football, basketball, handball, tennis and cricket. Throughout the year, different tournaments take place and teams come from all around the world. Under the category of Sports Tourism one could also place the Golf Tourism. The Corfu Golf Club has a beautiful 18-hole golf course in Ropa Valley, just 14 km from Corfu Town. Many different competitions and tournaments take place every year in a place ideal for golf lovers.