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Corfu Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments in Corfu
Corfu is a rural, sleepy and one of the greenest islands with a cosmopolitan vibe. It caters to everyone, including those who prefer unwinding on beaches to those who love to party. Corfu Town, Paleokastritsa, Kavos and Acharavi are some of the best places in stay in the island. You can choose to stay in any of the luxury Corfu hotels in a town or a beachside resort, which comes with world-class amenities including onsite pool, restaurants, etc. Villa accommodation is quiet popular in the north-east of the island as the region has spectacular setting for secluded house. You can also look for holiday homes or Corfu apartments if you are travelling with a family or with a larger group.
Nestled west of the Greek mainland and the southern coast of Albania, Corfu Island is about 65 kilometres long and 32 kilometres across at its widest point. Corfu’s warmth, atmosphere and charm make it a sought after tourist destination in Greece, flocked my thousands of tourists from all over the world. It was one of the first Greek Islands to experience mass tourism and hence, today the island has all world-class facilities including plenty of accommodation choices, amazing restaurants and bars, offering a cosmopolitan feel. The island’s traditional culture, vibrant food and drinking scenes, gorgeous beaches and of course, late night partying venues gives it an edge over its neighbouring islands. Getting around here is easy and convenient as local buses run between towns to all over the island, which means you’ll not be far from anything. Late May to late June, and the end of September have pleasant weather and it can be the best time to visit the island. You can book cheap flights and hotels in Corfu with us as we offer some excellent package holidays to resorts all over the island.
Where to stay
Get the relaxing slice of Greek’s lifestyle by staying in any of the good accommodation in Corfu. From high-end hotels around the harbour to all-inclusive family resorts and from mid-range apartments to budget rooms, all types of accommodation options are available in the island that makes it easy for you to choose your ideal accomodation.
Stay close to the centre of the island-Paleokastritsa and Benitses, which are tucked around the scenic bays. Hotels in Corfu town is varied that are set back from water and keeps you within short driving distance from many top sites of interests in the island. For partylovers, staying in Kavos can be the best option because the resort is the capital of clubbing and dozens of bars and nightclubs fills the main strip and the beachfront area. If you want some alternate accommodation apart from hotel, you can rent yourself any of beautiful self-catering apartments in Corfu, which has some extra space and offers a homey feel.
Things to do
The second largest island in the Ionians, Corfu is a stunning holiday destination to enjoy the abundance of natural beauty and lots of interesting things to do. From pristine beaches, museums, waterparks, scuba centres, old castles to quaint villages, the island has lot many exciting things to explore. Visit the eastern coast to see some magnificent historical attractions, such as the Church of Saint Spyridon and the Old Fortress. Corfu is ideal for both relaxation seekers and adventure lovers, families to solo travellers. Relax on the sandy to pebbly and quiet to rowdy beaches or head to the majestic The Achillion Palace, which houses the statues of Greek mythological figures- Zeus, Hera and Achilles and you can also witness the master artwork that dates back to the palace’s construction. If you’re interested in enjoying the panoramic views of the ocean visit the Paleokastritsa Monastery, nested on a remote cliff peninsula. Visitors travelling with kids can also plan a day out at the Aqualand, which includes splash pools and water games for the little ones to enjoy.
Corfu is a beautiful island offering a vivid and fun nightlife to cater to every taste. From the excellent live band’s performances to beachside partying and from cool bars to chic nightclubs, the immense choice of venues available in this island will surely entice you. To enjoy Corfu’s vibrant nightlife-eat local delicacies at the taverns in the Old Town, relish a selection of drinks at the lounge bars or head to super chic late night clubs that play mainstream Greek and international music, hip hop, house and electro beats. You’ll also find a lively choice of bars and cafés on the harbour front, in the Liston and many fantastic venues in the resorts of Aghios Stephanos and Acharavi that stay open until the wee hours of morning where the music and the atmosphere is absolutely superb. Some of the best hotspots to party in Corfu include Pazuzu, Montecristo Club, Yard Club, Amaze and more.
What to eat
Sample the famous Greek dishes, which are prepared using fresh and locally grown ingredients. From fresh seafood to lamb dishes, you will discover amazing Mediterranean cuisine, which is to be savoured and not rushed. Since Greek people love meat so you’ll find a lot of delicious meat dishes in most of the restaurants. The grilled lamb, turkey soup Avgolemono and Pastitsada are some of the popular meat dishes that you must try. Fish dishes are another favourite with locals here and you can savour some best king size prawns, lobsters, white bait that are cooked in oven or grilled. For vegetarians, there is a wide range of tasty salads and vegetables available and you can also look out for dishes like the local Pittas, filled with feta cheese, spinach etc. Overall, you are going to enjoy a delectable gastronomic experience typical of the island in Corfu.
Corfu is home to a diverse variety of shops. From a selection of fascinating variety of hand-woven carpets, leather goods, designer clothes to fine jewellery, you’ll find it all in this region. The exclusive Italian designer stores and small gift shops are nestled in down the cobbled streets and alleyways. You will also find plenty of shopping opportunities in the area around the Ionian Sea, which is famous for selling beautiful ceramic products, all at bargain rates. Also, a range of beautifully embroidered tablecloths, napkins, skirts, sweaters sold in Corfu town are the best ones. To take back home some souvenirs you can as buy many other typical Greek things. Visit the popular Mezzo Mezzo exclusive boutique store to pick some amazing designer clothes or head to Paramythia Traditional Cheeses grocery store to sample or buy traditional chesses, which is a local a delicacy. You can also buy stunning handmade art and antics at the Icon gallery.
- Nearest airports: Corfu International Airport
- Flight time from UK: 3 hours
- Language: Greek
- Currency: Euro