Why Visit Corfu?

Corfu Old Town

Venetian arcades, pastel coloured townhouses, narrow cobbled streets and a 15th century fortress, the capital of the island is atmospheric and vibrant. Brimming with restaurants, galleries and boutiques, it’s one of the most beautiful towns in Greece and a well-deserved UNESCO Heritage Site.



The Emerald Island

A name that fits Corfu perfectly. The shades of blue around the coast have to be seen to be believed.






The island brims with nature reserves and an abundance of flora and fauna. Flamingos are known to flock to the Corfiot wetlands, and some of Greece’s rarest birds can be found on the salt pans.





The island’s cuisine is a heady mix of Venetian, Eastern and Greek influences, and the inhabitants take their culinary heritage very seriously. Fertile land and seas provide most of the ingredients.






With a circumference of over 200km, that takes in thirty Blue Flag beaches, you don’t have to look far to find the perfect one. Long sandy stretches with a fabulous choice of watersports and bars, to tiny coves set amongst sandstone cliffs, reachable only by boat – it’s a beguiling choice.






History & Myth

Odysseus was shipwrecked on Corfu, the Corinthians invaded, followed by the Romans then the Venetians. Gerald Durrell wrote of his blissful childhood here before the Italians occupied it before World War II. And even a James Bond has been filmed on the island, at the Archelleion Palace.





Forested mountainous peaks that drop dramatically into the Ionian, deep valleys lined with citrus and olive groves and pretty hilltop villages, Corfu is a majestically beautiful island. Head off the beaten track and explore inland.










The mostly uninhabited Diapontia Islands, 10km north west of Corfu, are a haven for divers and sailors. Nearer to Italy than Athens, they are at the join of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. An archipelago of verdant islets, they boast sublime beaches and azure waters.