Corfu breaks the mould when it comes to scenery. As characteristically Greek sugar cube houses and sparkling blue waters are joined by a beguiling landscape of cypress trees, olive groves and wild flowers.
The greenest of the Greek Islands, with miles of glorious coastline backed by mesmerising countryside and a mild Mediterranean climate, there’s no denying that Corfu offers huge holiday appeal – but it’s the diversity of the resorts that create a unique charm. For every fast-paced party paradise you’ll find a sleepy village, and for each town that has been transformed by tourism you’ll find somewhere that remains untouched. The island’s capital, Corfu Town, is no exception with its glistening seaside promenade, fascinating history and charming architecture.
A quiet seaside town, situated on the islands eastern coast. Sleepy and secluded, with a dramatic pine forest backdrop - Alykes Potamos is ideal for relaxing holidays in Corfu. This peaceful oasis lies just 10 minutes from cosmopolitan Corfu Town – so you can easily combine its low-key charm with the hustle of the capital. With its tranquil sandy beach and humble family-run tavernas, this is the perfect place to get away from it all.
The island’s capital and a World Heritage Site - Corfu Town blends the elegance of the past with the cosmopolitan flavour of the present. Mazes of cobbled streets meander from the old town to the esplanade, revealing weathered architecture, hidden squares and churches. The historic centre is enclosed by two coastal fortresses, with Man Repos beach 2km from the city centre.
On the east coast, Dassia strikes the perfect balance between quiet days and evenings that are just the right side of lively. Low-key and friendly – you’ll find shops, bars and restaurants strung along the coastal road of this small town. And a shingle beach that invites you to either relax or try your hand at a variety of water sports. In the evening lively tavernas provide the setting for a cosy candle-lit dinner or a lengthy Greek meal with traditional meze.
The tiny village of Glyfada epitomises quiet Corfu holidays. Keeping it simple, you’ll find a glorious sandy beach and handful of tavernas – and that’s about it. Tucked away on Corfu’s west coast, framed by spectacular pine forests, you’ll find picturesque walking trails and the cosmopolitan capital, Corfu Town, on your doorstep. Nearby the ever-changing scenery of the Corfu trail weaves its way across the island - passing inland villages and historic ruins.
Once a Venetian naval base, Gouvia now boasts a sophisticated waterfront and a marinawhich is adorned by luxurious yachts. Dine harbour-side at waterside cafes and restaurants or head to the centre for traditional Greek restaurants and lively bars. You’ll find several beaches in this area, the main stretch being a half-moon shingle bay – which is a hotspot for water sports.