Thinking about travelling to Corfu? Great choice!
The classic Greek beauty of Corfu has always attracted many conquerors and artists to its shores and today this Ionian destination captivates the hearts of travellers from all over the world.
Corfu has something to offer to everyone. Families love its food and adventure, couples seek its romantic settings and explorers love the variety of activities it offers as well as its stunning landscapes.
Here are the 5 top reasons that this island should be on your travelling bucket list.
1. Blue-green seas, golden sandy beaches and green hills.
Blessed by nature, Corfu is every nature lover’s dream. On the West coast, one discovers unique beaches, such as the famous sandy beach of Agios Georgios Pagon, the impressive Paleokastritsa, Glyfada and Myrtiotissa.
The East Coast has nothing to envy with the magnificent bay of Kouloura, the cosmopolitan Dasia and Barbati beach. While the wild beach of Arkoudilas and the golden paradise of adventure, Halikounas dominates the South of the island.
In Alykes Potamos and Lake Korission, flamingos and other migratory birds make their passage creating an exotic landscape.
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2. Action and adventure
One of the best ways to explore the western and eastern shores of Corfu is by speedboat. Rent a boat and enjoy your marine exploration, discovering small serene bays ideal for a cool dive.
Don’t miss the opportunity of a day trip by sailboat to swim in the crystal clear waters of secluded bays and discover the enchanting duo of Paxos and Antipaxos. Diving enthusiasts have their aquatic paradise at Paleokastritsa, Agios Georgios Pagon and Nissaki beach.
Corfu also has an excellent network of hiking trails, such as the Corfiot Trail, the Erimitis Trail and the route to Mount Pantokrator.
If you’re an adventure seeker, enjoy a Safari trip filled with action and breathtaking scenery!
3. An island full of history
In the port of Corfu, one of the best-fortified harbours in the Mediterranean, the Old and New Fortresses dominate the harbour. Ideal locations to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and of course the Ionian Sea.
Just below the Old Fortress is Gonitsa, one of the island’s two ports in ancient times. Visit Pontikonisi and the monastery of Pantokrator.
Follow the royals with a visit to Achillion, the fairytale palace of Empress Sissi and the imposing neoclassical Mon Repos, built as a summer residence of the English commissioner Frederick Adam for the favour of Corfiot Nina Palatianos. Finally, climb the steps of the male monastery, Holy Monastery of Panagia in Paleokastritsa, built in the 13th century.
Take the hassle out of planning your trip by participating in one of Corfu’s walking tours, where you can learn about its rich history and immerse yourself in its culture.
4. Cultural attractions and traditions
If you are looking for cultural exploration, Corfu offers you countless options. The Museum of Asian Art hosts excellent exhibitions in the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Nearby you will see the lush gardens where locals used to enjoy the coolness under the leaves of the trees.
Visit the Antivouniotissa Byzantine Museum, the Solomos Museum, the Kapodistrias Museum, the Reading Society, the Banknote Museum, the only one in Greece and one of the few in the world, and of course, the Corfu Philharmonic Society Museum. The 19th century whispers to you the secrets of the aristocrats at the Casa Parlante museum.
If you find yourself in Corfu at Easter, you’ll enjoy the captivating performances of the Corfu Philharmonic Society and the traditional Mpotides, which the locals throw from their balconies!
5. From the morning until….the next morning
Travel through the fairytale history of the Old Town while enjoying your coffee in the cosmopolitan Liston. Let the afternoon breeze cool you down while you enjoy your favourite cocktail at one of the cosmopolitan beach bars. You’ll get to enjoy the breathtaking sunset!
Finally, in the evening, the city becomes a music festival with jazz, rock and house sounds and people dancing to the rhythm until the early morning hours!
There’s no reason not to go to Corfu.
With breathtaking views, endless activities and exciting culture, you’re guaranteed a marvellous trip when you visit Corfu.
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