Corfu is known to be one of the most popular and exquisite islands in Greece. Rich in natural beauty and a strong culture and history that spans centuries, Corfu is blessed with a gentle, captivating appeal that draws visitors back to the island year after year. Its diverse and impressive coastline offers everything from marvelous golden beaches to en-chanting white-pebbled coves and crystal blue waters ideal for snorkeling. If you head inland the scenery is equally as spectacular with an abundance of mesmerizing, traditional mountain villages where you may still encounter local people in traditional Corfiot costumes and even donkeys strolling the roads which most definitely reflects a much slower, more carefree way of life that Greece is so famous for. Corfu has a fabulously long and chequered history.Renowned as a place of natural unspoiled beauty, culture and extensive hospitality since ancient times, the island plays its part in many ancient myths and legends. Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian powers have all held fort on Corfu’s shores and although excavations are relatively few there are many traces and indications of these great powers to be found all across the beautiful island and in Corfu Town itself.
Corfu Town, the capital of the island, is dominated by two hugely impressive Venetian fortresses and is surrounded by the azure Ionian sea. Graced with the inspired architecture of several different cultures the old town is a delight to explore with a maze of elegant, narrow streets, tiny avenues and numerous Byzantine churches. These streets lead you to the beautiful, sophisticated arcades and cafes of the Liston, a perfect area for watching the world go by. Shopping here is excellent and provides for all tastes. From chic little boutiques and hand crafted jewellery shops to leather and art studios, Corfu has it all.
Corfu, a place for everyone!
Although a relatively small island Corfu has plenty to offer all members of the family, from the very young to the more elderly. Many beaches around the island offer various kinds of water sports and boat hire is available as well as car hire to explore the island from top to bottom at your leisure. Across the island there are many activities to be found, including excellent water parks, an 18 hole golf course, horse riding, cycling and tennis, among many other things. Likewise, for evening entertainment and eating out there is something for everyone. Whether your tastes are traditional or modern, all resorts offer an excellent variety of tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars.