Corfu

Corfu is one of the most popular holiday spots in Greece. With lovely sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and traditional villages as well as superb food and varied nightlife, this gorgeous Greek island has lots of different resorts to choose from. This makes it a top pick for many holidaymakers - whether they are families, couples or groups of young single travellers.

Kerkyra, to give it the name it’s known by locally, lies in the Ionian sea, alongside mainland Greece and is shaped similarly to Italy. In fact, the Venetians have ruled Corfu in the past, along with the British and the French. This makes for an interesting cultural mix and Corfu Town in particular boasts a range of architecture that has been influenced by Baroque, Classical and Renaissance styles.

Accommodation options on this Greek isle encompass everything from cheap Corfu hotels to all-inclusive Corfu hotels, meaning that this is a destination that has something to offer everyone - whatever their budget or holiday requirements. Traditional Corfu hotels like family run pensions or apartment buildings can offer you a holiday that feels uniquely Greek, while luxury Corfu hotels offer everything you can imagine for the most decadent of getaways.

Corfu Town makes a great day out, offering shopping in unique boutiques and other independent shops, as well as history. The Venetian Palace is an attraction for history buffs, as are the town’s fortresses and museums, the latter of which include an Asian Art Museum, a Byzantine Museum and an archaeological museum, which features some extraordinary artefacts that are of huge significance regarding the island’s past. The Spianada is the heart of the old quarter, and this old square features some architecture with a distinctly French flavour.

The island boasts all sorts of beaches, from tucked away sandy coves, to broad golden sweeps of sand lined with sun beds and hordes of happy holidaymakers enjoying the sunny climate. Boat trips from the island are popular, allowing visitors the chance to explore this glorious region more closely - or simply to kick back on the deck and relax, taking in the breathtaking scenery before diving into the warm waters for a swim.

Greek restaurants abound all over the world, and Greek staples such as hummus and taramasalata are found in supermarkets everywhere - along with feta, olives and pitta breads. Food in Greece is great for meat-eaters, too, with lamb in particular featuring in many Greek dishes - like the ever-popular baked moussaka which contains minced lamb, aubergines, potatoes and a delicious creamy sauce.

If you feel like flying away to a Greek island paradise, have a look at the hotels we offer, all over Corfu.