You already know Croatian islands like Krk and Spain islands like Gran Canaria? Now it's time to discover the Greek flair on a popular Greek island! Encompassing a breathtaking swath of coastline as well as the northernmost of the Ionian Islands in Greece, Corfu suits all type of vacationers – ranging from Europeans dashing away for a romantic weekend getaway in Corfu villas or fun-loving globetrotters here for the pristine and secluded beaches, ancient ruins, charming cities and strikingly green countryside. The Old City of Corfu was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is a charming maze of colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. Stroll about the town and feel the gentle, warm breezes of the Mediterranean caress your face. Never has sightseeing been so relaxing and carefree than in the coastal, cosmopolitan luxury of this quaint, historical town. Peer over onto the impressive Albanian countryside from atop the Paleo Frourio, or “Old Fort”, which has a fascinating history as a front line in the religious wars between Venice and Turkey during the 1500’s.
After soaking in the gorgeous views, you’ll want to relax – that is the true spirit of the city. Head back to Corfu apartments or down to the beach. The Venetian Well, while a bit of a splash, is a delightful restaurant serving Middle Eastern cuisine, a great place to meet other lovers of Greece, as well as the elegant locals. An even more secluded and delightful city is Kassiopi, which has a strong Roman presence in its past and is said to have been frequented by emperors and poets, including the great Cicero, back in the day. If you’re into viewing some of the extensive Greek excavations check out the Archaeological Museum back in the main city of Corfu, on the Armeni-Vraila plaza, for a glimpse of the Gorgon Medusa. Don’t worry, however; this serpent-haired statue is just a statue, so you can take a nice long look at it without being made a statue yourself.
The natural beauty of Corfu can be found cycling through the emerald, slightly humid countryside, talking to locals and buying artisan meads, homemade goat cheeses, ripe olives, and delicious regional wines from the locals. These are the ingredients memorable meals are made of – enjoy one on the patio of your Corfu holiday villa. On the coast of Corfu lies Mirtiotissa Beach, a secluded, romantic, powdery sand wonder. You may want to arrange babysitting for the kids before enjoying an all-afternoon, romantic picnic here. For the whole family, water sports are abundant and include snorkeling, swimming, boating, windsurfing and fishing in select areas. On the beach, the Corfu resort has plenty of beach volleyball and tennis. As the sun sets, a raucous nightlife awaits visitors. If you want to party, head down to the very south of Corfu, to the small town of Kavos, the party capital of Corfu. Packed with bars and nightclubs, and very cheap drinks, this town is very popular with the British and will let you party till dawn. Holiday accommodations in Corfu are of great value and comfort, although somewhat limited so it’s important to book ahead, regardless of whether you plan to stay in one of Corfu's holiday apartments, luxury villas or self catering holiday homes.
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