Corfu

Acharavi/Roda Aghios Gordios Benitses Aghios Georgios Dassia/Ipsos Glyfada/Ermones Gouvia
Kalami Kassiopi Kavos Messonghi/Moraitika Paleokastritsa Sidari
Corfu

Corfu is a green, fertile island where the Greeks have embraced tourism more than anywhere else, whilst still hanging on to those secluded monasteries and sleepy villages.

Hmmm, sounds like a holiday brochure!

However, don't think you can stick a pin the map and head off in any direction for the holiday of a lifetime.

Our resort guides above will show you the way

TIP: Pack a torch; many Greek roads are unlit at night.

Flight time: Approx 3 - 3˝ hours from the UK

Time Difference: Summer: + 2.

Currency: Euro see Holiday Help Desk

Corfu Town attracts thousands of day trippers in search of shops or culture and they are rarely disappointed. Hidden down narrow cobbled streets are museums full of art treasures, archeology, even coins.

Among the other attractions are fortresses, and the renovated Palace of St. Michael and St. George which was once used by the Greek royal family.

British influence can be seen around the Esplanade where cricket matches are still played on the green.

Paleokastritsa is set among the island's most scenic coast and attracts thousands of day trippers to it's 13th century monastery. Across the island, near Benitses, James Bond fans will recognise the beautiful gardens at the Achillion Palace where scenes from 'For Your Eyes Only' were filmed.

Trips to the top of Mount Pantokrátoras provide spectacular views to Albania and, on the clearest of days - Italy! The reward for reaching the summit is another monastery!

Boat trips offering sight-seeing tours of the island depart from just about every resort.

For natural history buffs the place to head for is Perama where the writer Gerald Durrell discovered his 'family and other animals'. In nearby Kanoni is the much-photographed 'Mouse Island' where according the legend Poseidon turned a ship to stone.

Ermones has an 18-hole golf course.

'Aqualand' is the island's only water park boasting four twisting tunnels and the giant kamikaze rides, plus a few kiddies slides. Be warned; it can get packed in the peak summer months, especially weekends.

 

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