As one of the Ionian Islands, many people choose to holiday in Corfu as they are promised sun, sun and beautiful sea. Situated just off the west side of the Greek mainland, the island is covered with over three million olive trees which is one of the many attractions of the island.
When in holiday in Corfu you will be greeted with long sandy bays, little rocky coves and deserted bays. However you like your beaches to be you are bound to find one to your liking. Acharavi beach stretches the length of Acharavi and is about 3km. With so much space it is unlikely that you are ever going to struggle to find a spot to relax even during busy periods. Sunbeds, umbrellas and showers are all available on the beach and the Taverna owners will let you use their toilets if you purchase a drink. Acharavi is a clean, well looked after beach making it a pleasant and popular location for tourists and residents.
With so many different resorts to stay in and with all of them offering a variety of activities and types of accommodation, it is extremely likely that you will find something suited to everyone’s tastes when going on holiday in Corfu.
Acharavi is a busy and lively resort which has plenty of Tavernas and bars. Behind the resort, set in the hills are excellent walking paths and you can visit the nearby Roman baths and Doric Temple. You can also enjoy a great day out at Hydropolis Water Park or rent small boats, go water – skiing and on ringo rides. Acharavi has plenty of bars throughout the town and going towards the beach and lively cocktail bars showing the latest films and sporting events as well as quieter bars on the beach.
Agni Bay is perfect if your dream holiday in Corfu consists of stunning scenery and a bit of peace and quiet. Agni means unspoilt and describes this bay perfectly. Although it is not a resort and there are only three Tavernas and a couple of local buildings, this is a great place to visit when you want to get away from all the other tourists on the mainland. You can reach the bay by little rented motor boats which gives you amazing views of its beauty and crystal blue waters.
Corfu Town – Kerkyra is a maze of narrow streets dominated by the 16th century fortress. This is a very historical part of Corfu as around every corner you will find a chapel, old mansion or secret garden square. This cultural part of the island is a great place to stay if you want your holiday in Corfu to be more about the sightseeing and less about the bars.
It is highly recommended that you take a trip to Mount Pantokrator which dominates the Northern part of the island and is over 1000 metres high. The views from the summit are breathtaking and if you look south you can see the islands of Paxos and Anti Paxos. Looking north you can see the northern islands – Mathraki, Erracusa and Othondi. If you are lucky you may even see the southern tip of Italy which is over 80 miles away.
You will discover that a Greek holiday is all about the eating from starters (mezzay) to main courses consisting of fresh locally caught fish, tender meats, organically grown salads garnished with herbs and home – pressed olive oil.
Greek nights are a great night out and your holiday in Corfu wouldn’t be the same without them. There will be lots of dancing, especially with fire and local Tavernas are a firm favourite as they normally have a small but friendly crowd and a good atmosphere.
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