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Corfu floats proudly in the lustrous Ionian Sea, drawing in enthusiastic visitors from all over the world. For the best Corfu experience, rent a beautiful villa on one of its shores or up in the hills of the interior. Head to the east side for sophistication, small fishing villages and pebbled coves, or opt for west Corfu for its most captivating sandy beaches and perfect sunset views.Villas outside the centre
Looking to immerse yourself in the island’s most spectacular mountain scenery? Head to the north, home to Mount Pantokrator, Corfu’s highest peak. Looking for pulsating locations and great nightlife? Then head to the south, home to many rambunctious areas such as Kavos, with nightlife that goes on deep into the morning. Wherever you stay, your villa will be the perfect setting for a family vacation, with your very own swimming pool and spacious indoor living. Whether you are travelling as a couple or a large group of 12 persons or more, there is something for you on Corfu!
Travellers and activities
In Corfu you will be treated to a special culinary experience based on Mediterranean cuisine with influences from Greek and Italian traditions. Make sure to try the local dish called sofrito (beef with oodles of garlic, accompanied by a wine-based sauce), and bourdeto (fish cooked in a red sauce with tonnes of pepper). For some of the finest authentic cuisine, head to Doukas in the village of Doukades. Got a sweet tooth? Look out for the delicious loukoumades (pastries made of deep-fried dough), a vital element of Corfu’s culinary tradition.Corfu for beach bums
Corfu has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beaches. From expansive, off-the-beaten-track expanses of fine sand, to small pictorial bays and halcyon coves. There are child-friendly beaches with shallow waters, such as Agios Spiridon in the far north of the island, paradise beaches for water sports enthusiasts, such as Gouvia on the east coast, popular beaches lined with bars and restaurants, such as Glyfada on the west coast, and totally unspoiled beaches for those who seek peace and tranquility, such as Halikounas in the southwest.Corfu for couples
Corfu is an unashamedly romantic destination, drawing large numbers of honeymooners from all around the world to its magical shores. Corfu royals historically spent their evenings watching the sun go down into the Ionian sea from the top of the hill behind Pelekas, and you can continue the tradition and kick off a romantic evening with your partner. During the day, there are so many beaches to choose from where you can get away from the crowds and swim together in crystal clear waters to a spectacular backdrop of karstic cliffs and olive groves, such as Corfu Barbati in the island’s north. And what could be more romantic than a horse carriage ride? Cuddle together and as you ride past the Venetian architecture of Corfu Town with its elegant mansions and Neoclassical palaces.
Corfu is a paradise for nature lovers, with 6,000 different species of herbs and flowers, some of which (such as the wild orchids) are found nowhere else in the world!
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Kassiopi is a traditional fishermen’s village located in the north of the island. Surrounded by beautiful vegetation, its unique character and gorgeous beaches draws tourists from far and wide. Nowadays the village is a flourishing tourist destination but one which preserves the simplicity of the rich Greek culture.2. Traverse the Corfu Trail
Immerse yourself in Corfu’s spectacular landscape, studded with mountains, and lined with beaches and lagoons. This hiking trail meanders a full 220 km from one end of Corfu to the other, and you can take on any section of it as your mood dictates.3. Discover Achilleion Palace
Achilleion Palace is one of Corfu’s iconic landmarks. Built with an emphasis on beauty, symmetry and sculpture, the opulent palace was opened by Empress of Austria Elisabeth in the 1800s. Discover the luxurious refurbished rooms and highly photogenic sculpture gardens.4. Bring your camera to Vlacherna Monastery
Located on a tiny island off the coast, the monastery is accessed via a narrow wharf. The gleaming white architecture of the monastery stands out against the backdrop of the turquoise waters surrounding it, forging an iconic image that has been photographed millions of times.5. Ascend to Corfu’s highest peak
The highest peak in Corfu is Mount Pantokrator at 906 metres above sea level, and from its summit you can see the entirety of the island in one panoramic view. The hike starts from the mountain village of Old Perithia, and takes 2 to 3 hours to get to the top. Hungry? There is a great little café up top!6. Go rock jumping
Canal d'Amour, in northwest Corfu, is one of the island’s top natural wonders. It boasts mighty rock formations that create a natural passage from the cove to the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea. Jump off the rocks into the perfectly warm and inviting waters, and explore the gorgeous stone archways and hidden caverns.7. Reconnoitre Corfu Town
The capital city of the island, Corfu Town is a warren of cobble-stoned alleys and handsome Venetian-era buildings, 16th-century fortresses and gorgeous green squares, myriad ancient churches and more cars and restaurants that you can shake a stick at. Many visitors go straight to their resort and miss out on Corfu Town. Don’t make the same mistake!