Offering sandy beaches, traditional town squares and resorts to suit every mood, holidays to Corfu cover summer holidays from every angle.
An island escape wouldn’t be anything without perfectly-formed beaches, and there are plenty to choose from on a Cruise & Stay holiday to Corfu. Both Glyfada and Alykes Potamos come with Blue Flag strips. From the latter, you can see as far as Albania. But, the beaches aren’t just reserved for sunbathing – there’s also a busy watersports scene. In Gouvia, hire jet-skis and banana boats, or charter a boat to pretty Agni Bay.
Greeks love their food, so even the sleepiest of towns comes with a handful of family-run tavernas. Here, you can fill up on garlic-doused tzatziki, grilled feta and moussaka. Alternatively, try a true Corfiot meal – pastitsatha – in Corfu Town. It’s a spaghetti and rooster dish, cooked with cinnamon, paprika and cumin. For something more upmarket, dine with views of gleaming yachts in Gouvia’s marina.
Gouvia’s smart harbour is also the setting for laid-back evenings out, with its selection of waterside cocktail bars. There’s usually live music coming from one of the hotels – and this continues back in the village, too. Over in the capital, Corfu Town, things have taken a cosmopolitan turn with Art Nouveau-style bars and rooftop retreats.
When it comes to daytrips, Corfu Town is found right in the middle of the isle. The old town really shows off the capital’s 8th-century roots, with a mix of French and Italian architecture. The whole place is watched over by two Venetian forts – the newest of which gives sweeping views over the city’s rooftops. The older fortress, meanwhile, hosts open-air concerts and exhibitions.
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International Festival of Corfu, Corfu Town
This annual festival takes traditional music from the island, mixes in some international sounds and adds a pinch of modern…
Go souvenir-hunting in Corfu's oldest shop
Vigla doesn’t have a shopping scene, but 15 minutes’ drive away in Nissaki there’s the oldest shop in Corfu selling hand-woven…
White House Restaurant
This authentic Greek taverna has a bit of a literary heritage – brothers Lawrence and Gerald Durrell lived here when it was…
Eftihia, Arilas Seafront
This beachfront taverna does a nice line in Greek classics such as kleftiko, or meltingly slow-cooked lamb. But people also…
Join in Kavos' night-time party
This is an up-all-night kind of place, so while in Kavos you should make the most of the party atmosphere. The main strip…
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