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Corfu Holidays 2016

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Discover Corfu

Out in the Ionian Sea and off the western shore of Greece is the lush island of Corfu. Many come here for its beauty and pleasant summers, taking full advantage of its pleasant climes and picturesque landscapes. Whether you long for a day on the beach or a mix of sightseeing and trekking, Corfu is sure to tick the boxes! Apart from its sunny beaches and mystical green forests, Corfu lures its visitors with striking blue waters which make it a top destination for spending quality time away from it all.

Corfu’s postcard-perfect historical sites and natural surroundings are well suited for all kinds of activities, from hiking to sightseeing to having a blast in a club after a day’s rest on the beach. Local clubs and tavernas are a great way to acquaint yourself with the Greek way of life through its fare, dance, and laid-back attitude. Discover everything this island has to offer with an all inclusive deal and have all you need at your fingertips.

Corfu Beach Bliss

The island has all the makings of a beach bum’s paradise, especially in the summer months. A holiday to Corfu in early June or late September means you can enjoy slightly less warm climes, and the island has plenty of places to satisfy your inner beach bum’s holiday needs.

For the on-the-beach type of holiday, the former fishing village Roda proves to be among the most popular ones with sand-seekers. There are many ways to keep you busy here, many of which include making a splash, of course! Quad bike safaris, cycling, horse riding and fishing, along with boat trips and water sports are up for grabs for an all-round experience.

Fans of sandy beaches choose the town of Agios Gordios mainly for its coastal views. This is also where the active ones make the most of the scenery while having a blast on a motorbike or taming waves from the safety of a hired boat. Visit the nearby resort towns of Sinarades or Pentati and witness the unseen Corfu first-hand.

While the much younger folk rush off in groups on holiday to sip freedom in the party-orientated city of Kavos, Kassiopi attracts adventure-seekers with a similar buzz. In Kassiopi pebbly beaches jutting out into rocky coves and bays are just as common as tavernas, clubs and music bars. Fancy a taste of local heritage and culture? The Kassiopi castle is just the ticket.

Corfu Cultural Getaways

Places of Interest

Those hoping to enjoy a little local culture and tradition during their trip, need only head inland to some of the island’s older settlements. Corfu Old Town for example, boasts a range of ancient Roman ruins, as well as a wealth of museums and galleries. Alternatively, the rural village of Paleokastrisa offers a unique insight into traditional island life.

Art Galleries

Art fans will be spoilt for choice here, too – check out the Asian Art Museum for a fascinating collection of Japanese works, or head over to the Municipal Gallery of Corfu to see the contemporary works of local artists. On the other hand, for a broader range of international works, pay a visit to the National Art Gallery in Kato Korakiana Village.

Museums

Looking for an interesting museum trip? The Archaeological Museum at Paleopolis is a great place to start, with exhibits that date back as far as 580BC! Alternatively, the Byzantine Museum charts more than five centuries of Byzantine history on the island. Then there’s the Solomos Museum, and interesting look at the island’s links with ancient Greece.

Cuisine

Anyone with an appreciation of fine food will relish a trip to Corfu. Many of the local specialties revolve around seafood, and often incorporate the fresh catch of the day. You’ll also be able to enjoy a range of Greek classics, incorporating humus, locally harvested olives, and popular dishes such as mousaka cooked to traditional island recipes!

Corfu Family Holidays

Beaches

If you’re looking for a straightforward beach holiday, then Corfu offers plenty of destinations to choose from! Some of the more popular resorts include Agios Georgios, Sidari and Roda. At each of these locations you’ll be able to enjoy the crisp golden sands for which the island is so famous.

Bars and Restaurants

You’ll find a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants provided at Corfu’s main resorts – try some of the local seafood here for a truly sumptuous meal… or if you prefer, you can usually take your pick from a broad range of international flavours as well!

Attractions

Corfu makes a great place to bring the whole family, and there are numerous attractions on offer besides the beaches alone. Young and old alike are bound to enjoy a trip to the impressive Aqualand water park, or the nearby Hydropolis. Alternatively, why not pay a visit to the Sea Lions at Kalypso Star?

Adventures

If you were hoping to plan an action-packed family adventure, then you won’t be disappointed. From horseback treks to glass bottomed boat tours, or diving deep beneath the crystal clear waters! There are some great options for thrill seekers here, young and old alike.

Corfu Group Holidays

Beaches

For those traveling as a part of a group, resorts such as Roda and Sidari offer the most in the way of comfort and facilities. Here you’ll be able to enjoy miles of golden sand beaches, as well as a good selection of sun beds, parasols and refreshments.

Nightlife

One of the main attractions is the fantastic nightlife. Destinations such as Kavos are known throughout Europe for their lively nightlife… or alternatively, you could head to nearby Gouvia where you’ll find even more in the way of bars, nightclubs and casinos!

Water Sports

Head down to any of the beaches and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to try your hand at water sports. From scuba diving to jet skis, as well as windsurfing, water skiing, and parasailing; Corfu has it all! You’ll even find a water park, as well as some exciting banana boat rides.

Boat Trips

One of the finest ways to enjoy the rugged coastal landscape of Corfu would be by booking a boat ride around the coast. There are plenty of options on offer here – from a glass bottomed boat tour, to sun set cruises – where you’ll be able to sip cocktails on the deck, as you watch the evening sun set over the sea!

Romantic Breaks

Walking

Looking for a little peace and quiet during your romantic break? Walking makes a great way to enjoy some quiet time alone, and Corfu has no shortage of great hiking routes! The Corfu Trail runs from the north at Cape Agia Ekaterini to the south at Kavos, and offers rugged coastlines to explore.

Corfu boasts beautiful natural landscapes that are ideal for walking routes - hikers will love the stunning views provided by walking through the mountain villages on the Panorama Trail, from Acharavi, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the pretty coastal region of Avlaki.

Restaurants

While most of the restaurants along the beachfront resorts cater to a wide range of customers, you won’t have to look far to find somewhere a little more secluded for a romantic meal. Head to Kavos for example, and you’ll be able to dine in style at any of the numerous fine restaurants dotted around the town!

Things to Do

You’ll find that there’s plenty to see and do when you plan a trip to Corfu with a loved one. From romantic sunset cruises, to museums and galleries in the larger towns – all tastes are catered for, offering options that range from adventure to local culture and traditions

Quiet Beaches

Of course, for many people the main attraction of Corfu is the great range of beaches. If you’re looking for a secluded spot, then you won’t have to look far – just head along the beach a little at Sidari, or even the quieter resort of Agios Georgios, and you’ll soon find yourself away from the crowds, in a beautiful beach paradise.

Useful information

Language
Greek (English widely spoken)
Currency
Euro
Local time
GMT/BST +2 hours