Visit fantastic beaches in beautiful surroundings
Corfu holidays are amongst the most popular throughout Greece, it's the 2nd largest Ionian Island with a magnificent 217km coastline. Lying just off the Albanian coast, at its closest point is less than 1km away, on a clear day you can also visibly see the Greek mainland.
Corfu has attracted UK tourists since the 1960's and was one of the first Greek Islands to be developed for tourism. It now offers great bargain holidays in the sunshine catering largely for the tourist wanting a cheap package holiday who is not primarily looking for an authentic Greek experience. Corfu boasts some of the best beaches in the Greek Islands with more than thirty of them being awarded the European Blue Flag, making it easy to see why Corfu is so popular with families wishing to take advantage of the safe sands and calm crystal clear waters. As well as the fantastic beaches Corfu offers breathtaking views of lush green countryside, dotted with olive trees and beautiful flowers set against a backdrop of sparkling Greek sunshine a perfect example of true beauty.
Charming Corfu Town is situated midway along the east coast and is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a very Italian appearance. Corfu Town itself is not a place that tourists generally come to stay on their holidays to Corfu but a place that many come to visit on day long trips to take advantage of the local atmosphere and enjoy an iced frappe coffee in the public square or a romantic meal along the harbour.
Quick Corfu Tips
The currency used in Corfu is the Euro
Flying time to Corfu from the UK is approximately 3 hours
Greek is the national language of Corfu however English is widely spoken
The religion in Corfu (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Meze
Greece is well know for the popular drink Ouzo, with its distinct liquorice flavour
From lively Kavos to peaceful Paleokastritsa
Holidays in Corfu offer such variation whether you're looking for a young and lively holiday in the famous youth resort of Kavos, a family friendly break in Agios Stefanos or Sidari or a small secluded bay of total relaxation such as Paleokastritsa, Corfu has over thirty different resorts to tempt you on a short three hour flight from the UK. Although much of your Corfu holidays will probably be centered on the stunning beaches, offering every type of water sport imaginable, you have the opportunity to take a variety of exhilarating excursions ranging from calming boat trips to horse riding in the countryside or even the opportunity to hire a car and explore Corfu at your leisure.
Another great day out in Corfu is Aqualand, the second largest water park in Europe and a fantastic day out for children and the young at heart. Cuisine throughout Corfu is something not to be missed whether you want a Gyros kebab from a local takeaway or an authentic Greek meal in a romantic taverna you're sure not to be disappointed at the variety available. Corfu also has a range of world renowned fast food outlets, English fish and chip shops and British Style cafes serving all day breakfasts.
This fantastic island has an array of accommodation options for every holidaymaker ranging from fully equipped hotels with onsite entertainment and options of All Inclusive and Half Boards basis, to traditional small family run apartment blocks offering self catering options, making Corfu the ideal choice for a perfect holiday. You can book cheap holidays to Corfu at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
With calm clean waters and surrounded by lush greenery, beaches in Corfu attract many visitors every summer. Paleokastritsa is one of the most famous beach resorts, while other popular beaches with great swimming include Agios Gordis which is 6 miles long, Pelekas and Glyfada.
For all of you, who like water and its games , there are, Giant Slides, the Multislide, the Black Hole, the Four Twisters, Kamikazes, a Hydri-tube, Crazy River, Lazy River, the adventurous and fyll activities pool, two new "Free Fall" slides, a big size Jacuzzi and the big deep pool, a great family day out
Corfu town is Venice and Naples, a touch of France and more than a dash of England, apart of course from being Greek - well worth a visit