Idyllic beaches surrounded by lush scenery, sleepy fishing villages and some of the best nightlife Greece has to offer, Corfu holidays have couples and families covered.
Hidden among olive groves and lapped by the Ionian Sea, this stunning island is home to a host of beautiful resorts. Find beach towns like Roda and Sidari nestled on the northern coast alongside the beautiful charms of Corfu Town. History fans will love wandering its old town, where pastel-coloured architecture and cobblestone streets are a throwback to its Venetian rule. There’s plenty to see in the south too, from the pumping party scene of Kavos to long stretches of sand in Agios Georgios.
Things to do
Whether you want exploration, relaxation or a night on the tiles, holidays to Corfu offer for every type of traveller. Head along the winding mountain pass to Mount Pantokrator on the northeastern coast to reach the island’s highest point. And don’t forget to explore the traditional villages hidden amid the steep slopes on your way up to the summit. Elsewhere, older couples will love delving into Corfu’s enchanting mixed heritage, from Georgian palaces built by the British to century-old Venetian fortresses. After dark, it’s time to hit one of Europe’s top clubbing resorts, Kavos! Packed with lively bars, quiet nights are off the cards here. Or if you prefer something a little tamer, head a little further up the coast to Ipsos and Dasia for a more relaxed evening.
Nicknamed the ‘Emerald Isle’ for its green rugged landscape, you’re bound to be blown away by Corfu’s mountain meets sea views, some even stretching as far as Albania. And the old fortress in Corfu Town should be your first stop. Celebrated for its incredible panoramas with terracotta rooftops on one side and the Ionian on the other, the vistas are spectacular! The monastery at Paleokastritsa is another must-visit, especially in the evening when you’ll get to witness one of the island’s most amazing ocean sunsets.
If sleepy Greek villages aren’t your thing, then it’s time to sample the island’s lively side. Perfect for party-mad couples or those wanting to let their hair down with a group of friends, Kavos promises plenty of sleepless nights. Stacked with bars and clubs, the strip comes alive every evening until the late hours of the morning. For a less hectic alternative, Sidari has a great after-dark atmosphere with a good selection of night spots, from karaoke to shisha bars.
Great for families
With plenty of hotels suited towards families, you can easily stay in one place during your holidays to Corfu. But if you want to get out and explore, beach-hopping is a must! Find Blue Flag shores dotted right across the island, like Agios Spyridon, whose clean sands and safe swimming conditions are great for mini paddlers. Too hot to hit the coast? Then, take a scenic trek through the olive groves with a visit to one of the many child-friendly horse riding schools. Or, you can always hop on a glass-bottom boat from Corfu Town, where there'll be opportunities to feed the fish. And for more fast-paced fun, don’t forget to visit Aqualand waterpark located just 20 minutes from Sidari.
Places to stay
Found on Corfu’s north coast, Sidari attracts a good mix of families and couples, who come here to soak up its untouched, natural beauty. Sugar-coloured rock formations lead into the sea to create a string of isolated beaches, meaning you’ll have swathes of sand all to yourself. Close by, you’ll find the charming fishing village of Agios Stefanos. Its golden beach is a real gem with lush scenery on one side and the calm Adriatic on the other. Or, if you’re looking for a buzzing post-exam paradise, Kavos is just the place. From 90s floor-fillers to the latest chart-toppers, there’s no such thing as a dull night in this party mecca.
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