Holidays to Greece deliver fantastic beaches and centuries-old sights – not to mention some of the best nightlife in the Mediterranean.
Whether it’s hot weather, sandy shores or intriguing history you’re looking for, Greece offers up all three by the bucket-load. It’s no surprise it’s such a popular place to holiday – 13 million tourists make a beeline for it every year. With a Cruise & Stay holiday, you’ll be dropping anchor on the island of Corfu.
The Green Isle
Corfu is known for being the greenest of the Greek isles because it’s blanketed in rich forest and olive groves. It’s also one of the most rural. Along certain parts of the coast, there’s nothing but beautiful scenery and the occasional sleepy village.
All kinds of beaches cling to the Greek islands’ shores, including long, golden stretches and tiny tucked-away coves. On Corfu’s east coast, you can take boat trips to discover pretty fjords and impressive rock formations. The west coast, meanwhile, has shallow bays that are perfect for snorkelling.
As the birthplace of European civilisation, Greece packs in loads of sights for history fans to tick off. In Athens, you’ve got the landmark acropolis towering above the city. And in Meteora, monasteries perch fearlessly on top of cloud-touching cliffs. Corfu Old Town lays claim to French-style cafes, domed churches and a 16th-century fortress nestled within its maze of cobbled streets.
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Gouvia sits on the east coast of Corfu. Back in the 17th century it was a Venetian naval base, but now the village comes with more sophisticated waterfront credentials thanks to its smart marina. There are shops and lively bars in the centre, plus plenty of traditional Greek restaurants for meze. As for the beach, it’s a hotspot for watersports.
Alykes Potamos is a quiet seaside town on Corfu’s eastern coast. It’s a restful place with a secluded sandy beach and a couple of family-run tavernas along the sleepy main road. Dense pine woods give a dramatic backdrop, while a pretty little canal runs along its southern edge. It feels like you’re away from it all here – but this is almost a Corfu Town suburb, with the cosmopolitan capital just 10 minutes’ drive away.
A lovely sandy beach and a few friendly tavernas – that’s about it in Glyfada, which is what makes it such a perfect place to turn down the volume and relax. This tiny village is tucked away on Corfu’s west coast with fantastic walking trails all around and Corfu Town – for culture, shopping and a livelier nightlife – within easy reach.
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