A green paint stroke escaped the painting of Corfu
and fell into the sea. Such was the creation of Vido Island, known since antiquity
by the name Ptychia or the island of Hera, referred to by Thucydides, Ptolemaeus
and other authors. Vido owes its present name to the French who occupied the island
With its sloping grounds, rocky coast, two wonderful beaches with
blue-green waters and a self-growing forest with extraordinary flora and rare
fauna, Vido presents a unique alternative for an unforgettable daylong excursion.
Situated at a distance of 1200 m from Corfu
town, it covers a surface of 550.000 square metres. The island can be accessed
by a boat, which leaves the Old Port at Spilia at regular hours. The completion
of Vidos’ development and promotion is one of the main targets ANEDK pursues.
The Municipality of Corfu has financed a series of important projects
on the island, like the restaurant (which can serve approximately 100 persons)
in idyllic surroundings, as well as two refreshment kiosks, one on each beach.
These facilities accommodate bathers, the young visitors staying at the Municipal
Camping Site every year and foreign guests of the Municipality of Corfu.