10Mythical Roots: Poseidon’s Gift

Corfu’s origins are steeped in Greek mythology. Legend has it that Poseidon, the god of the sea, gave Corfu as a gift to his son Phaiax.

The island’s name is said to derive from the Greek word “Koryphai,” meaning peaks, which reflects its mountainous terrain. The mythical connection adds an extra layer of intrigue to the island’s history.