Corfu or Kerkyra called the Grand lady of the Ionian Islands is one of the most spectacular and impressive islands in this area. Corfu is a part of Greece regional unit and is the second biggest island in the Mediterranean sea. The greatest impact on the islands culture, architecture and uniqueness was exerted by the British, French and Venetians.
Entertainment and activities in Corfu are tailored to everyone’s, including the pickiest, taste. You can choose to enjoy a romantic walk admiring the entire island’s greenery in the hills, to visit marvellous mansions, spent a relaxing time in one of the picturesque beaches with emerald water or discover the most interesting places in the capital (the city of Corfu) including Spianada – the largest city hall, where French architecture has left its mark or even visit the suburbs – Garitsa, Sarokos or Mandouki.
The island of Corfu is home to the amazing beaches. Do not miss a chance to visit Canal dAmour beach which is surrounded by beautiful canals and coves. It is so ideal for couples to have a romantic getaway there. If You want to have a more cosmopolitan vibe, then choose the beach in Paleokastritsa, were You will find even 6 different, but amazing beaches as well as many cozy cafes, bars with a spectacular sea view. Want to enjoy the fun of water sports? Then Dassia beach is the best place for You. Despite well-organized beach with all the facilities, You can find all the water activities for every taste.
As the island has everything a tourist could dream of. You probably think what gifts are the best to bring from holidays for friends and family. It so easy as in local shops You can find unique handcrafted carvings, olive wood kitchen items, olive oil soap, ceramics, coffee and of course a legendary Greek drink – Ouzo.
When to go
The island has a Mediterranean climate, where dry summers and mild winters dominate. The biggest rainfalls are from November till February. June and August are the hottest months of the year, there the average temperature rises about 32 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Corfu if You want to completely enjoy all the summer advantages is to go between mid-May to the mid-October.