Name and Corfu is an island, and its capital. Sunny Island in 3-24 km from the coast of Albania dot the village consisting of white houses. On Corfu as the Greeks call the island, many Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and vibrant nightlife. These are just some reasons why Corfu is the most popular island in the Ionian Sea. The cosmopolitan city has 37 thousand. Residents. In its maze of narrow cobbled streets and a complex plan of the new city mixed Greek, French and English influence.