Corfu holidays deliver sandy beaches by the bucketload, pinch-yourself landscapes, and a capital that's bursting with sightseeing fodder.
Sand and scenery
Corfu’s no slouch in the beach department, with plenty of sand and pebble sweeps cosied up to the Ionian Sea. Pretty olive groves and cypress trees take over as you follow your feet inland, and you’re never far from an historic dot on the radar. Corfu Town
, meanwhile, take on the mantle when it comes to lively nights.
Corfu Town’s the sort of place you can visit again and again without feeling like you’ve seen everything. The old town’s earned its UNESCO stripes thanks to its castles and warren of interwoven lanes. The Old Venetian fortress takes pride of place on a peninsula overlooking the city, with the New Venetian Fortress in eyeshot above the rooftops. And once you start exploring the maze of narrow streets, it’s easy to lose hours among the every-flavour shops and cafés.
Old and new island
Tradition keeps a firm grip on Corfu, even when the island plays host to droves of holidaymakers in July and August. There’s no mistaking its identity as a Greek island – the cuisine has plenty to answer for on that front, along with the personal touch that its hotels and tavernas pride themselves on. Family-friendly towns like Sidari
have broken rank and adopted a handful of modern features, but you can still count on Corfu showing its roots.