If you're after a seaside stop away from the crowds, holidays to Alykes Potamos in east Corfu could be just the ticket.

Picture-perfect town

Cosy little Alykes Potamos is a hop-skip from Corfu Town – its much bigger sister. With tightly packed brown roofs and cobbled streets, it's a postcard moment of years past. Some say the town's Medieval aura can make you feel like you've stepped into a time portal.

Corfu culture

Corfu Town's your next-door neighbour, so it's only polite to say hello. Release your inner mermaid at Aqualand, or flex some 007 muscles on a jet-ski. For some local culture that's fun for kids, catch a folk puppet show. Don't forget to wolf down some pastitsada – that's chicken and pasta – from a taverna while you're out.

Coastal adventures

Being right at the edge of the Ionian Sea gives you some fun options. Go sailing on a yacht, attempt scuba diving or read a book while you sunbathe to a perfect shade of bronze. As a bonus, the sand on the secluded beach here is just right for building mini castles.

At a Glance

  • Top up your tan on Alykes Potamos beach
  • Go sailing or jet-skiing on the Ionian Sea
  • Check out family-friendly activities across Corfu