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This most northerly of the Ionian islands is the greenest and, perhaps surprisingly, one of the most traditional of them all. Corfu’s charm and beauty have captivated visitors for generations and remain as intoxicating as ever.
Corfu’s variety also plays a part in its enduring popularity. With over 200 kms of coastline, the island really can offer ‘something for everyone.’ “Beautiful, flower-filled, washed with soft Ionian light,” Corfu is impossible to describe in a few words.
Groves of tall, silvery-green olive and cypress trees cover the slopes of the central hills tumbling down to the steep west coast, famed for its sweeping sandy beaches and magnificent sunsets. our small resort of Aghios Gordis here appeals to all generations of different nationalities, and families particularly appreciate the fact that there is no coastal road running behind the superb beach here.
Holidays In Corfu
Still among olive trees, netting spread at their feet ready for the harvest, the south levels out. our tiny hideaway of Maltas combines an untouched countryside, rich in traditional ways, with one of the best sandy beaches on the island.
Go north and you will find a different scene: a rocky, twisting coastline of cliff and ravine, curling round the great mountain called Pantokrator, ‘Lord of Creation’. The north east, with its whitepebble coves, stupendous views and countless walks, is particularly magical. The Corfiots are the most friendly and generous people, especially the country folk. They work hard on their land and many still follow traditional lives.
Walkers, botanists and ornithologists will find an inexhaustible source of interest in Corfu. The Corfu trail, which winds from north to south through some of the island's most beautiful and enduring
landscapes, can be tackled in small chunks and runs close to all our chosen resort areas (and even through Liapades). To quote from ‘Landscapes of Corfu’, “Walking on Corfu is sheer bliss. You will
be spoilt by a kaleidoscope of landscapes, and you needn’t be an intrepid hiker to find these beauty spots. The walks lead to some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see.”
Corfu town is different again, and different too from all other Greek towns, the result of long successive years of Venetian, French and British rule. By reason of its two massively strong forts it never yielded to the turks. The mazy streets of the old town contrast with the Venetian and French elegance of the centre – and very English cricket is played on the Esplanade green!
So don’t miss out on Corfu. As any one of its regular visitors will tell you, to know this particular island is to be captivated by it.
Monday day flight from Gatwick, Bristol or Manchester (other regional flights on request). Then 30 - 75 minutes by coach or taxi.
Our resident representative is based in Corfu Town and will visit all resorts/areas.