Corfu Holidays 2014

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Incredible holidays to Corfu

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Getaway to enjoy Corfu’s pristine coastline and discover an array of hidden and sandy coves and breath-taking bays by forested hills. These fine beaches make the perfect quiet retreat or family holiday.

As the largest of Greece’s Ionian islands, the skyline of Corfu is one of lush Cypresses rising from its miles of aromatic olive groves. Wandering through Corfu’s mesmerising countryside is one of the greatest Grecian adventures available, not to mention the wealth of hiking, biking, diving and sun-bathing opportunities that can be found across the island. Corfu holidays are certain to impress, so kick off your shoes, sit back, and soak up the Mediterranean sun.

Soak up the sun

Despite its glorious coastline and envy-inducing countryside vistas, Corfu natives are proudest of the island’s incredible academic and artistic heritage. As the original nerve-centre for ancient Greek philosophers, Corfu has since cultivated a heritage of libraries and learning institutions, which is now apparent in its many comprehensive museums and sophisticated local cuisine. Head into Corfu Town to see the highlights!

Along the island’s coast, a sprinkling of 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 the chance to soak up Corfu at its most traditional or Sidari for a good mix of action and relaxation. Kassiopi and Dassia are also popular among visitors, known for their stunning stretches of beach and charming Greek hospitality.

In each district you’ll find a wealth of fantastic hotels; stay along the coastline for easy access to the beach or stay in one of the cosy, boutique hotels in the heart of Corfu for a chance to soak up the local way of life. Of course, when the allure of the turquoise sea is just too tempting, there is no better way to spend the day than by renting a boat and sailing along the coast.

Lazy Days and Rhythmic Nights

At the beach, water lovers can revel in the array of ocean sports on offer, with countless boating tours and rentals available from every harbour, and amazing snorkel sites dotted along the shoreline. Of course, nothing beats simply spreading out on the golden sands on a Corfu holiday for a spot of sun-bathing, with the faint aromas of the olive groves and gentle sun to warm your skin.

As the sun is setting, Corfu’s incredible selection of sea front restaurants throw open their doors, serving up freshly caught fish dishes and generous portions of Italian inspired cuisine. After dark, head to one of the island’s vibrant bars, with many live-music acts providing laid-back rhythms, or more energetic venues in the multiple clubs strewn across the Kavos or Moraitika.

Culture and History in Corfu

Culture seekers are spoilt for choice in Corfu. With a grand collection of ancient ruins, regal palaces and rustic castles scattered across the island, it’s visited by history lovers day after day. Previously the summer retreat of an Austrian Princess, the Ahillion Palace, south of Corfu Town, is one of the most grand and imposing historical sites, 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 Gogon Pediment and multiple well-preserved examples of ancient Greek sculpture.

Out on the ocean, the best way to enjoy the scenery and Mediterranean waters on holidays in Corfu is by boat. The Corfu Sea School operates from many spots along the coast, and offers sailing lessons, sea cave expeditions and multiple day trips on the water.

Animal lovers will be thrilled by the prospect of a Corfu horse riding tour. Trail finders lead horseback tours across the island, trekking through beautiful olive groves, quaint villages and dusty off road trails.

For more inspiration on things to do in Corfu, check out our guide.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Greek (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +2 hours
Local airport: Corfu
Flight time: 3 hours

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Alexis Pool Apartments

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Sidari, Corfu

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Cavo D'Oro complex Kavos

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Kavos, Corfu

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Kavos Panorama Complex

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Kavos, Corfu

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Elena Pool Apartments

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St Georges South, Corfu

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Telemachos Hotel

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Dassia, Corfu

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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!