one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: 247 sq mi (640 sq km)
also Kér·ky·ra Formerly Cor·cy·ra
An island of Greece in the Ionian Islands off the northwest coast of the mainland. Settled c. 700 BC, the island was controlled by Rome, Byzantium, Sicily, Venice, and Great Britain before being ceded to Greece in 1864.
OriginSee also: Corfù
From Italian Corfù, from Ancient Greek Κορυφώ (Koruphō) (via Venetian)