Corfu

Corfu

If you decide on a holiday on the Greek island of Corfu, you are in for a treat. Soak up the summer sun on Corfu’s fabulous beaches or enjoy breath-taking panoramic views from the top of Mount Pantokrator. Explore islets such as Pontikonisi and Mathraki and discover secret beaches and sea coves. Read on to discover more things to see and do in Corfu.

What to see in Corfu?

  • When you fly to Corfu, one of the biggest draws is the abundance of gorgeous beaches. The island boasts over 200km of coastline much of which is surrounded by stunning cliffs and rock formations.
  • There’s a lot more to Corfu than its secret coves and sweeping bays however. Interesting attractions worth visiting include The Achillion Palace, originally built for the former Empress of Austria who like many others had fallen in love with the island.
  • Located on Corfu’s northwest coastline, the village of Paleokastritsa is where Odysseus was shipwrecked and met Nausicaa in Homer’s epic tale the Odyssey. Even today, it’s easy to see why this village was chosen as the setting for a mythical romance – who could resist the beautiful beaches, olive groves, and cypress forests set against the glittering backdrop of the Ionian Sea?

Travel tips for Corfu

Getting around
Before you fly to Corfu you should know that Corfu has a very limited public transport system which is restricted to just buses. There are two bus services, one for short term trips to the suburbs and to the capital and another for longer distance trips to further towns on Corfu.

What to eat in Corfu?
When you fly to Corfu don’t miss out on trying famous dishes such as “Souvlakia” (skewered meat sticks), Stifado (veal cooked with onions and tomato sauce) and the delicious Giouvetsi (a tasty lamb and rice dish). Fish and seafood dishes are popular too. The Bianco, a traditional dish consisting of different kinds of fish cooked with wine, lemon juice, garlic and vinegar is well worth a try.

Bon Appétit!

Cheap flights to Corfu can be booked with Ryanair.