Luxury Corfu Holidays
With some of the best beaches in Greece, a lush green landscape and a capital rich in both history and nightlife, the island of Corfu has long been a popular holiday destination. As a traditional luxury holiday destination for European royalty, Corfu continues to be a favoured getaway for society’s elite.
Most holidaymakers stay in the attractive Corfu town, the only settlement in Greece where part of the town is enclosed within a defensive wall. The old quarter was designated a UNESCO heritage site in 2007 and wandering through its winding alleyways is a highlight of any holiday on Corfu.
History aside, the town is also a lively resort with many restaurants, bars and shops, as well as an ideal base from which to explore the rest of Corfu.
Corfu’s beaches are considered to be among the finest in Greece, particularly on its west coast and these sandy bays are especially popular with families. For the sporty visitor, Corfu even has a cricket season and there is also an 18-hole golf course.
Corfu has mild winters and long, hot summers and its beaches can be enjoyed from mid-May until September. The west coast has a more moderate climate than the east. Thanks to the rains that fall intermittently from September to May, Corfu is the greenest of the Greek islands and the landscape is characterised by thousands of olive trees.
Who visits Corfu?
Part of the British Empire for much of the 19th century, Corfu is especially popular with British tourists. Visitors are diverse and include families on a beach holiday, couples flying to a romantic hideaway and singles in search of lively nightlife. For those looking for a quieter, more active holiday, inland Corfu offers great countryside and activities such as horse riding and paragliding.
Corfu Essential Facts
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