With golden-sand beaches and welcoming islanders, holidays to Pyrgi bring out the best of the Mediterranean.
Pretty as a picture
Located on Corfu's east coast in Greece
's Ionian Islands
, this fishing village's white-sand beaches, lush landscapes and crystal-clear waters make trips here like stepping into a postcard. Its laidback seaside feel's balanced out by its bubbly neighbours – it's right by livelier Ipsos and only a 30-minute drive from Corfu's capital city Corfu Town
Authentic to the core
Pyrgi town's totally fuss-free, with its family-run tavernas and sunset dining by the sea. Charming pine forests can be found a little further inland, and a sprinkling of hidden hamlets mark the way up the slopes of Mount Pantokrator, Corfu
's highest point.
Twice as nice
You'll never feel too far from home, as Pyrgi's seafront pubs serve up British – and Greek – food throughout the day. In the evening, walk 10 minutes along the shore to downtown Ipsos
for lively bars, al fresco dining and friendly taverna owners ready to show you a good time.
Stretching three kilometres along Corfu's east coast, Ipsos Bay's got enough sand and pebbles to cover several airport runways – with way more relaxation options than you find on a plane. On top of all that beachy goodness, it's got hidden coves, sunloungers for hire, sailing centres and speedboats.