Corfu, Travel Guide
However, ancient churches, scattered ruins and a handful of museums mean Corfu’s layers of history can be found just about everywhere. Foodies will be smitten with the emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and lovingly prepared dishes, while the natural beauty of the island – think blankets of olive groves, postcard seascapes and rugged mountain vistas – lends itself to scenic walks, hikes and bike rides. This is a place saturated in rustic, traditional character, yet packed with enough stylish bars, restaurants and attractions to make it a thoroughly cosmopolitan holiday destination.
“Corfu Travel Guide”
Dangling between the heel of Italy and the west coast of mainland Greece, green, mountainous CORFU (Kérkyra) was one of the first Greek islands to attract mass tourism in the 1960s. Indiscriminate exploitation turned parts into eyesores but a surprising amount of the island still consists of olive groves, mountains or woodland. The majority of package holidays are based in the most developed resorts and unspoilt terrain is often only a few minutes’ walk away.
Corfu has some of the best beaches on the Ionian Islands. Ones to look out for include Palaiokastritsa, Sidari and Kassiopi. These towns not only hold great beaches but rich culture. Palaiokastritsa is home to a monastery and palace, Sidari has an amusement park and Kassiopi boasts lively nightlife. There is, of course, the town of Corfu, which holds the Old Fortress and an Esplanade park.
Corfu is the perfect destination to get some winter sun. September and October are quite warm, with highs of 23 degrees as with the spring months of April and May. The summer months are best left avoided due to much hotter temperatures and swarms of tourists.