5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveller3 Dec 2019
Small island, full of natural beauty... I want to live there
Visit the Greek island of Corfu, with miles of picturesque coastline and countryside, pretty villages, traditional taverns and Byzantine architecture.
Corfu is one of Greece’s island treasures, famous for its sweeping coastline, mountain landscapes, historic architecture, sleepy villages and cultural centers. Explore this part of the Ionian Islands, a collection of islands off the west coast of mainland Greece.
Find a fusion of British, French, Greek and Italian influences in Kerkira (Corfu Town), the scenic island’s cultural heart. Look for the British neoclassical Palace of St. Michael and George and the Venetian-style Old Fortress. Admire the arcaded mansions along Liston Promenade and spot Asian art and antiques at the Museum of Asian Art. Visit nearby Gastouri and marvel at the Achilleion, a majestic palace set amid cypress and myrtle trees.
An hour’s drive north of Kerkira, the northeast coast is home to family-friendly towns such as Barbati Beach and Kalami Bay. Rent gear to snorkel or scuba dive in the Ionian Sea. Nearby, visit Corfu’s highest mountain, the 2,927-foot (906-meter) Mount Pantokrator. Hike or drive to the summit for unbeatable views of Corfu and mainland Greece.
On the northwestern shore, find beaches with postcard-perfect backdrops. Canal d’Amour is one of Corfu’s natural wonders, with cliffs and caves along small beaches. Enjoy the island’s best sunsets over the rugged shoreline of Sunset Beach. From Arillas Beach and past Pelekas Beach, glorious stretches of beaches run along the west coast. Don’t miss a tour of the ancient Paleokastritsa Monastery, set on a hilltop above Paleokastritsa Beach.
Explore the peaceful countryside of the island’s interior, with traditional villages surrounded by scenic olive groves. Chat with friendly locals in the taverns of Skripero. Ride on horseback through woodlands and vineyards above Ano Korakiana. In the island’s far south, Kavos attracts a young crowd with its nightlife and high-energy water sports.
Reach Corfu by flying or catching a ferry to Kerkira. Get around the island using a rented car or moped. Presenting an interesting mix of coastline, countryside and culture, Corfu is a popular destination for couples, families and honeymooners.
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Enjoy tranquil seafront walks, swim in the Ionian Sea and admire the views of nearby islands at Corfu Town’s peaceful port.
Snorkeling in crystal-clear water, walks in scenic olive groves and quiet moments in an ancient monastery await visitors to this pretty beach on Corfu’s west coast.
One of Corfu’s true natural wonders features fascinating rock formations and secluded coves surrounded by the idyllic waters of the Ionian Sea.
Vacations at this pretty beach on Corfu’s east coast offer watersports, a scenic mountain backdrop and unsurpassed views of the Ionian Sea.
Admire the architecture of a neoclassical palace and walk amid spectacular gardens while enjoying sweeping views of Corfu’s coastline.
Scenic walks, safe swimming, spectacular sunsets and legends of Greek mythology lure visitors to this beach on Corfu’s northwest coast.
Explore the very best of Corfu on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24 hour pass, you can discover this picturesque destination at your own pace, spending more time at your favourite places.
Some of the most popular sites on Corfu form the setting for this shore excursion, complete with a personal guide. Visit the palace of Achilleion and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa, take a guided tour of Corfu Town, and get some leisure time to relax on the island.
See the major sights of Corfu with the convenience of a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Explore the fascinating architecture of Old Town, the Venetian New Fortress, and learn about the history of the island with informative commentary about the many landmarks.
Visit the birthplace of the multi-awarded winning and first health claim olive oil in the world. The Dafnis Family, producers of “The Governor”, welcome and introduce you, to an unforgettable olive oil experience.
Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Corfu Old Town, Agias Sofias 24, Corfu Town Greece Historical part of Corfu Duration: 1 hour
Keith25 Oct 2019
Lovely island, friendly Greek people (apart from ccb Bruskos hotel owners!!).