If you’re in search of pristine coast on one of the most idyllic Greek islands going, Corfu holidays will appease those searching for that fulfilling beach lifestyle, home to an immense range of breath-taking bays and beaches, in addition to an adventurous and exciting atmosphere. Beyond forested hills and dramatic landscapes, you’ll stumble across an endless collection of sandy strips, horseshoe bays and eye-catching coastal cliff formations, showcasing the best of Greece’s beach offerings, drawing tourists year-round for indulgence by the water.
Corfu is the largest of the Ionian Islands, and such is the size of the island, you’ll find yourself in a land of diverse variety when it comes to landscapes and vistas. Wandering through Corfu’s mesmerising countryside is one of the greatest Grecian adventures available, with fantastic hiking and biking trails spread out like spaghetti across the mountains, valleys and coastline of the island, with a consistent aroma of olive groves filling the air, holidays to Corfu can address adventure just as much as it can rejuvenation.
Paradisiacal Beach Escape
The beaches spread around Corfu offer a myriad of opportunities to holidaymakers, whether you’re hoping to sit back and relax on the sand while topping up your tan, or hoping to get active and adventurous across the great range of water sports on offer to beachgoers. This variety ensures that Corfu is the perfect family holiday destination, allowing mum and dad the perfect setting to relax and recharge while the kids can expend some energy in the water. Among countless boating tours and rentals available from every harbour, you can also enjoy amazing snorkel sites dotted along the Corfu shoreline, ensuring your holidays in Corfu will see you exploring the depths.
Of course, nothing beats simply spreading out on the golden sands on Corfu holidays for a spot of sun-bathing, with the faint aromas of olive groves in the distance. Along the island’s coast, charming fishing villages and sleepy harbours make for a leisurely wander with winding cobbled streets and a wealth of local seafood on offer. Try Liapades for its traditional style or Sidari for a good mix of action and relaxation on holidays to Corfu. Kassiopi and Dassia are also popular, known for their stunning stretches of beach and charming Greek hospitality. If you’re hoping to explore the countryside of Corfu but don’t want to stray too far from the sands, you’ll struggle to find a more secluded and idyllic beach setting than that of Paleokastritsa, boasting an immense stretch of sand backed by dense forest – perfect for hiking through to get out of the sun for an hour or two.
Adventure and Discovery
You’ll never run out of things to do during your Corfu holidays, given the variety that the diverse landscapes of the island offer. Aside from its glorious coastline and envy-inducing countryside vistas, Corfu natives are most proud of the island’s incredible academic and artistic heritage. As the original nerve-centre for ancient Greek philosophers, this is now apparent in Corfu’s many comprehensive museums and sophisticated local cuisine found in Corfu Town. And culture lovers will find themselves relentlessly captivated during their time on the island, with a grand collection of ancient ruins, regal palaces and rustic castles scattered across Corfu holidays, it is visited by history lovers day after day.
Previously the summer retreat of an Austrian princess, the Achillion Palace is one of the most grand and imposing historical sites on the island, featuring an immaculately landscaped garden and magnificent architecture. For those who like their history a little older, the Archaeological Museum in the town centre features an incredible Gorgon pediment and some well-preserved examples of ancient Greek sculpture. Once you’ve immersed yourself in the immense history of Greece, you’ll find a different theme to your holidays to Corfu when the sun sets. From an incredible selection of seafront restaurants throwing open their doors, serving up freshly caught fish dishes and generous portions of Italian, to party vibes across numerous beachside resorts, after dark the indulgence and excitement really gets going. Head to one of the island’s vibrant resorts and make the most of the top selection of lively bars and clubs, discovering many live music acts providing laid-back rhythms, or more energetic venues that can be found in nearby Kavos or Moraitika ensuring plenty of variety on holidays in Corfu.