Corfu is characterised by its abundant olive groves and cypress trees, and green rugged landscape. As the largest Ionian Island, Corfu sits furthest north, adjacent to the Greek and Albanian border. It has a whopping 57 beaches, so is an ideal beach holiday destination. Rich in culture, charm and cuisine, we explore the best of Corfu for your next Greek holiday.
WHERE TO STAY?
Corfu offers plenty of resorts, catering to family holidays, romantic breaks and lively groups. Some of the main ones include:
Sidari which boasts a handful of beautiful pebble and sand beaches which are especially family friendly. The area itself remains popular with tourists, maintaining a nice mix of restaurants and bars alongside a much gentler side along the coast.
Likewise, Roda is a charming once fishing village that now welcomes its bulk of tourists during the summer months – largely attracted to the spotlessly clean Blue Flag beach, traditional shops and unspoilt countryside nearby.
Kavos has gained a reputation as the party central, welcoming large groups and younger holidaymakers wanting to experience the buzzing nightlife. During the day, stretch out along five miles of sandy beaches, get your adrenalin pumping with water sports, or simply hang out around your hotel pool. With Corfu Town easily accessed, a day trip is a must do.
The relaxed town of Ipsos is not only photogenic, but offers the chance to explore the waterpark Aqualand and the nearby beaches of Dassia and Pyrgi. You can also make the most of the outdoors with hikes, horse riding and cycling around the local area.
A 40 minute drive will take you to into Aghios Georgios South. Largely filled with rural village homes, with small hotels and a cluster of shops and tavernas, you will get a taste of laidback Corfu. And you’ll enjoy some of the finest seafood along the main road too. The Blue Flag Golden Beach is the main draw though – with safe shallow waters to cool off surrounded by dense woodland.
HISTORIC CORFU TOWN
The main hub of activity revolves around Corfu Town, which dates back to the 8th century BC. The winding streets filled with shops, café’s and surrounding Venetian architecture are a must see. The timeless town is home to countless museums and churches, and Liston arcade – the best place to enjoy elegant cafes and restaurants. Notable monuments include Spianada Square, the New Fortress, the Town Hall, the Ionian Academy and the Palace of St. Michael and St. Georges. It’s easy to see why Corfu’s capital was listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Benefiting from a warm Mediterranean climate, Corfu is enjoyable year-round. Hot summers and cool winters mean than between June and September, tourists flock to the island as temperatures hover around 25°C – 30°C with little to no rain. Visit during spring when you can enjoy around 20°C heat, less crowds and long bright days.