Covered in Cypress trees, olive groves and wildflowers, the green, mountainous island of Corfu offers visitors an irresistible combination of stunning natural landscapes, sandy beaches and crystal clear seas.
Corfu has a pleasant climate all year round but, in general, the best times to visit are April to May, and September to November.
This is because the weather is pleasant to sunbathe and enjoy the sea, but you, there isn’t a massive influx of tourists.
Of course, many people would prefer to go to Corfu in June, July and August when the weather is at its warmest. So, if you prefer hot weather over a quiet resort, then the height of summer is the perfect time for you to visit.
There are several tourist attractions in Corfu. Museums, natural parks, beaches and cultural icons are just a few examples.
Casa Parlante is one museum well worth a visit, while Corfu Donkey Rescue is a great place to go if you’re an animal lover.
Corfu Old Town is fascinating, and you simply can’t visit Corfu without visiting.
Corfu is certainly not short of beaches. Pelekas Beach, Ipsos Beach and Ermones Beach are just three of the beaches in Corfu with gorgeous sand and water warm enough for swimming.
Choose from a variety of restaurants in Corfu where food from various countries is served to suit different tastes.
Some of the most popular restaurants are Chris’s Palace, serving tasty Greek and seafood, as well as George & Elena’s Taverna, where you’ll find a variety of dishes.
Corfu has a lively nightlife. You’ll find atmospheric clubs and bars in the Old Town, as well as Gouvia, Kavos, Roda, Dassia and Ipsos.
Firi Firi- The Beer House is a popular choice for those hoping to enjoy their favourite ale while soaking in the nightlife of the Old Town.
Looking for a slightly more upmarket night out? Head to Mikro Cafe, another great place to enjoy a drink or two in the Old Town.
And, if you want to hit the town after having a few, make your way to 54 Dreamy Nights, a club within the Old Town serving drinks until the early hours of the morning.
An interesting feature of Corfu is the fact that you can still see the influence of Venetian rule in the palaces, fortresses and historic monuments in the Old Town.
There are loads of opportunities to enjoy watersports on the beaches of Corfu, including wakeboarding and water skiing. Corcyra Beach Water Sports is a great company if you’re looking for fun activities in the sea.
There are various buses operating around Corfu for practical transport around the area. There are also taxi services available.
In terms of getting to Corfu from abroad, there are a number of airlines that fly to Corfu, direct from the UK and other countries.