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Corfu is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Greek Islands. It is the greenest of the Ionian Islands and probably also the best known. The island offers a beguiling landscape of wild flowers, cypress trees, olive trees and several seductively sandy beaches.

Corfu also has a major vegetable garden which gives the fresh mountain air a pleasant scent. To the south of Corfu town is Moraitika and Messonghi which have beautiful scenery and beaches. However, the west coast of the island is the most attractive as that is the place where you will find some of the prettiest countryside around and it is also here that you will find the small coves with the sandy beaches surrounded by cliffs and trees. The north coast is more typical Greek with a rocky coastline where the crystal clear water has chopped into pebbled bays and coves.

The name Corfu (Kèrkyra) names not only the island, but also its capital, which is a beautiful, sophisticated and charming town. It is also one of the most elegant island capitals in the whole of Greece, as it was modernised for the 1994 EU summit.

The architecture in town is influenced by the French, the Italians and the British, but it still has a contemporary Greek feel to it, which makes it an amazing place to visit.

Corfu is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Greek islands. It is a popular destination for families and individual tourists, but also offers interesting cultural opportunities. The main season includes the summer months until the beginning of October. It is the greenest of the Ionian Islands and probably also the best known. You will be fascinated by a beguiling landscape of wild flowers, cypress trees, olive trees and several seductively sandy beaches.

Nude bathing is only legal on a few beaches in Greece and it is considered offensive to the traditional Greeks. It is also very bad etiquette to swim or sunbathe within sight of a church and there are several churches around the Greek coastline. Topless sunbathing is legal nationwide but there are several areas which have adopted their own policy and opted out of this liberal approach by posting signs which should not be ignored.

The police rarely hand out fines but you can end up with three days in jail if you ignore the first warning. The island is full of lovely beaches and especially Myrtiotissa near Corfu, Glyfada and Pelekas on the west coast are worth a visit. There are also plenty of secluded beaches on the west coast that can be reached by a water-taxi or by one of the small day-tripper boats for a fee.

Kѐrkyra town offers some great restaurants with delicious food. The best restaurants are based around Plateia Dimarchiou (Town Hall square) and along Kapodistriou. The cuisine is influenced by many different cultures and Italian cuisine seems to have had a big influence. Some of the specialities worth trying are the Sofrito, the pastitsada and the bourdeto. The gelaterias are not to be missed either.

Corfu town has a plethora of cafés and most of them are lined along the main pedestrian street Listón. A true Corfu experience is to indulge in people-watching while you are enjoying your frappé (ice-coffee drink).

Kèrkyra town and the Island as such have plenty to offer when it comes to nightlife. Some of the nicest bars on the island are located in the town centre and most of the nightlife action on the island is on Corfu’s self-proclaimed disco strip which lies only a couple of kilometres north of town centre.

Corfu offers a large variety of shops. Down the cobbled streets and alleyways you can find everything from a small gift and souvenir shop to a boutique with exclusive Italian designer clothes. There are many interesting shops in between, but the best deal can be made on leather goods, jewellery, gold, silver and fur coats. However, if you are going to buy jewellery it is important that you use a reputable jeweller.

The area around Ionian Sea is famous for its ceramic work and there are plenty of opportunities to see just that on display in the shop windows around town. Naturally, it is also being sold in most of the souvenir shops around town.

Probably the most unusual and the most fascinating is the amount of hand-woven carpets, tablecloths, napkins, skirts and blouses of lace and cotton which are available in Corfu town. Heavy white stitched sweaters, which are made on the Aegean Island, are also very popular among tourists. Other typical Greek things to bring home could be the skewers for souvlaki, and also the Greek pastries are very tasty. There are usually bargains to be found if you are willing to negotiate, and the prices tend to fall a little when the tourist season is about to end.

We are specialists in cheap holiday offers from the UK and have a fantastic selection of 2 and 3 star holidays to Corfu in 2017.  We also have some great value luxury holidays in Corfu as well with popular 4 star hotels at low prices.

 

 

The apartments are situated in a quiet area of the seaside village of Agios Stefanos offering self-catering accommodation just 200 metres from the beach and 700 metres from the village centre. All rooms open out to a balcony with a precious view of the..
Located in the beautiful Canal d'Amour area of Corfu, the Luisa Hotel Apartments offer you a traditional self catering place to stay. Found in a building constructed in a traditional Corfiot style, a stay here allows you to enjoy the authentic side of..
Originally built in 1986, the Louvre Hotel was renovated in 1996 and is a peaceful, well-maintained, family-run business with a friendly atmosphere and excellent service, offering a relaxing and carefree holiday.As soon as you step in the Louvre Hotel..
The Louvre Hotel is situated in the well-known tourist resort of Gouvia and approximately 100 metres from the nearest beach with blue waters, sun loungers and beautiful scenery. Gouvia is a small former fishing village which has developed into a modern..
The friendly, family-run Macedonia Apartments exude tranquillity and hospitality. Set in beautifully maintained gardens, these comfortable studio apartments are perfect if you're seeking a relaxing break close to the shops, tavernas and restaurants of..
Location The Makis apartments are situated in a quiet area on the outskirts of Moraitika about a 100 metres from the main street. In Moratitika there are many bars, restaurants and shops. A long sand and shingle beach is about 800 m away. Facilities The..
Located in a peaceful area away from noise and very close, just 5 min on foot, to the sandy beach of Roda. The touristic centre is Acharavi town that is in distance of 3 km offering wide range choices for entertainment.||This is a family run apartment..
Located in a peaceful area away from noise and very close, just 5 min on foot, to the sandy beach of Roda. The touristic centre is Acharavi town that is in distance of 3 km offering wide range choices for entertainment.||This is a family run apartment..
The three attractive buildings that make up the Makris are set in their own colourful gardens in a quiet location.Swimming pool; poolside bar; free Wi Fi in selected areas.There is a mini market about 250m away and the main centre and the beach are about..
Property Location Located in Corfu Corfu Town, Maltezos is close to Dassia Beach and Kapodistrias Museum. This hotel is within the vicinity of Aqualand and Pyrgi Beach.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 26 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators...
Kalypso Star
Kalypso Star is one attraction not to be missed by families travelling in Corfu with small children. A glass-bottomed boat which runs every hour from Corfu's Old Port takes visitors around Vidos Island where they can view the underwater world...
Star Beach Water Park
Not your average waterpark, Star Beach Water Park features all the expected things, like various nice pools and four big water slides ranging from the relaxing to the thrilling, but it also offers traditional beach watersports such as jet skiing, scuba..
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