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Corfu – The Diamond of Ionian Islands


 Corfu also known as Kerkyra lies at the northernmost part of the lionian islands of Greece. Corfu has a history of having being ruled by many invaders like the Venetians, French, and British.

It is the largest and the most important town of the island and is the hub of all activities. The airport is located in the city and most of the important ships and cruises start from the dock of Corfu. The city is very well connected through most means of transports. You have many flight options and Flight prices for corfu are managable. Also, one can use shared shuttles, local buses, taxis, boats to reach Corfu and to travel within the city.


Places to visit

  • The Esplanade- supposedly the most beautiful esplanade of Greece, it is  a beautiful open parade ground and park
  • Old Fortress – lies at the east of the Corfu town, it is separated by the main land by a boat. The fortress gives a beautiful view of the entire town
  • Palace of St. Michael and St. George –A lavish Regency palace built in the 19th century and is famous for the beautiful collection of Asian porcelains, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Indian sculpture, and Tibetan temple art
  • Nymphes- a serene village with a lot of greenery , one can stroll around the wells and waterfalls and enjoy the beauty of the place , Askitario , an ancient monastery lies outside the village
  • Kynopiastes- it is beautiful village, with 17th century mansions, monasteries and a museum. The village has quaint pathways made of tiles makes a memorable walk
  • Lakones- a small village at the green hill gives a beautiful view of the bay of Paleokastritsa. It is an ideal place for unwinding and spending some time at the coffee shops
  • Roda – the village resort of Roda gives a perfect experience of the traditional and old village , an absolute delight for travelers who want to enjoy in cozy and romantic ambience
  • Achilleion – is the palace built by the Empress of Austria , Elisabeth of Bavaria, the palace has been built with the Greek hero , Achilles as the centre of the theme
  • Old Perithia- this beautiful village abundant with natural beauty is a heritage site
  • Benitses – this ancient village was famous for fishing and is now famous for the coastal range which is full of plush resorts and eateries


Beautiful Beaches in CORFU

Corfu is famous for the beautiful beaches like the Sidari, Dasa and Ipsos, Kassiopi , Glifada,pelekas , Lefkimmi, barbate to name a few. The beaches are tranquil, with many shops, cheap hotels in corfu, restaurants and luxurious resorts. The beaches are virgin and are a perfect destination to soak in the sun and enjoy amidst nature. The beautiful sea water is sure to cast its spell in the minds and souls of the travelers.


Yearly events

Corfu Carnival is a famous celebration which takes place every year in the early spring praying for good harvest and husbandry. The celebrations are an ode to Dionysus, the God of wine.

Equally famous is the festival of Folkloric groups in Corfu that takes place in the end of March each year. It attracts bands from other counties too an overall the event has become a trademark event of the island.

Stay Options

There are multiple options of cheap hotel reservation in corfu as well as the luxurious properties like the Belmare Corfu hotel, City Corfu Marina hotel, Corfu Villa Lefki, Govino bay Hotel, Kaiser Bridge hotel provide endless modern amenities. Anna Studios Corfu is an ideal option for small groups or people who prefer privacy. There are other stay options like the S&O Villas and Isabella Country House which offer sprawling villas for accommodation. Try hotel bookings in corfu through www.Greciahotels.com for hotel best prices in corfu


Drink and Dine

There are many good places to eat and enjoy the local cuisine. Agni bay, Captains, Klimantaria or Gapevine,to Fagopotion, Harma Snacks Bar, Junipers Restaurant are good options to dine at. The food here is definitely a treat to the taste buds. There are a host of Taverns which serve authentic Greek cuisine at an affordable price.

One should definitely try the Gingerbeer known as the “Tsitsibeera” which is a British oriented drink and is being served at most of the Liston or in the good restaurants and coffee houses.