22 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Rugged mountains, stunning coastline, and hundreds of olive trees make Corfu an island paradise worth exploring. Corfu was one of the first Greek islands to attract tourists en masse, and continues to offer plenty of options for package holidaymakers as well as independent travellers.
If you’re looking for hotels in Corfu, one of the most important things to consider is which part of the island to base yourself in. Whether you’re looking for crazy nightlife, laid back family resorts, or somewhere to rub shoulders with millionaires, this quick guide to Corfu’s top destinations should help you to make the right choice.
Corfu Town (Kerkyra)
The island’s capital has recently been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the hub of tourism on the island. You'll be happy to know that once you arrive on your flight to Corfu, it’s the closest city to Corfu Airport and is also where long distance ferries and cruise ships dock. According to Countess Flamburiari, 'Corfu town is Venice and Naples, a touch of France and more than a dash of England, apart of course from being Greek'. There’s plenty to see while you wander through the winding streets and garden squares, and there are plenty of tourist friendly restaurants and bars.
This Southern party town is a favourite destination for outrageous hen and stag parties, as well as members of the 18 to 30 crowd looking to blow off a bit of steam. There is a huge selection of hotels, most with their own pools and bars. The long beach offers views across to the Greek mainland, and is a relaxing spot to recover after a night of enjoying the discos, bars, and nightclubs that line the town centre.
Kassiopi may not be as crazy as Kavos but it still boasts a lively nightlife. There are music bars and nightclubs alongside the harbour, where during the day you can watch local fishermen bring in the catch. There are plenty of beautiful beaches, and some rocky coves where you can while a day away swimming and sunbathing. The resort is dominated by apartments and villas, although there are a few hotels springing up too.
There are plenty of upmarket hotels in this posh resort town, which is well suited towards families and couples. With three fine shingle beaches to choose from, and plenty of tavernas and bars for evening refreshments, Gouvia is geared towards relaxation. There’s a good level of culture and history in the area too, with the remains of a Venetian shipyard just to the south of Gouvia beach.
Affectionately known as “Kensington on Sea”, Agios Stefanos is the upmarket resort where the Rothschild family like to wine and dine their friends. There are plenty of upmarket villas on offer, while the village itself has retained a lot of authentic charm.
Paleokastrita is the best beach, the most beautiful water and special views from this island.
At a very short distance, the romantic town of Corfu is waiting for you to discover its secrets!
me & my friend Shirley went on a boat & bbq trip on Theo's boat A great day and great food.www.captaintheocorfu.net
Wonderful for a half day or so walking, visiting shops, and stopping for delicious sweet treats and local dining. The narrow streets are perfect for an intimate view of local color. Walk to the edge of town and you'll see many more local people doing their shopping and daily strolls Architecture is interesting, different from Greek islands such as Santorini or Mykonos; this area has a very old, solid, staid feel about it, as if the same families have lived there forever - and in fact many families trace their ancestors quite far back. A visit to Corfu Town is a calming experience, for reflecting on days gone by as well as seeing the vibrancy of this island's culture.