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Corfu Travel Information

The island of Corfu seems to exist between two worlds; one is a garden retreat, peaceful and serene; the other is a bustling hive of life, awash with the laughter and music of cafes, tavernas, bars and clubs.


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Corfu is known as the Ionian's 'Emerald Isle', its many faces never cease to surprise. Colourful villages melt into musky olive groves and church bells sing out to pine-clad mountains in the inland regions.

Golden sand stretches most of the length of the south and west coasts, while the north and east coasts are more sheltered and pebbles blend with sands around Gouvia.

The larger resorts or Corfu have a selection of watersports, and the strong winds on the west coast make fine conditions for experienced windsurfers. There's plenty to see away from the beach especially in Corfu Town. Watch an afternoon cricket match from below the arches of chic Liston Arcade or take an evening stroll around the main square and admire the medieval churches and forts.

In the lively towns of the south and east, old and new collide in a vigorous celebration of fair climes and fine wines! Value for money, a famously hospitable people and a warm relationship with Britain have made Corfu the most popular of all Greek destinations.


Corfu Travel and Flight Information

Corfu, the northernmost of the Ionian islands, lies as little as 2.5km off the west coast of Albania, near its border with northern mainland Greece

The island's widest point is in the north, where it is nearly 32km across. It rapidly narrows and continues southwards for 64km as a long, narrow strip. The north of the island is mountainous, dominated by the impressive Mt Pantocrator at 698m. The centre is flat, with a bleak plain and the remains of evaporated salt lakes. However, most of the island is very green, with citrus and olive groves in abundance.

Holiday resorts are spread around the coast but are particularly plentiful in the east and north east, within relatively easy reach of the airport near Corfu Town. The island is said to have some of the best beaches in the Ionian, ranging from pebbly little coves, through sand and shingle, to sandy bays. The east coast beaches are not as good, whereas Kavos and Glyfada boast superb, fine, golden sand.

Getting There
There are many charter flights to Corfu with various tour operators. If you are looking for an inclusive holiday to Corfu you can get a quote via our webiste, just visit our 'Holidays' page for last minute deals. Fill in our holiday quote form.

Sightseeing
The dramatic coastline of the north contrasts with the Venetion elegance of Corfu Town. For a different day out, visit the waterpark or nearby Paxos and Parga

Nightlife
Non stop partying in Kavos. Dassia and Ipsos are buzzing too. The popular resorts of Gouvia and Sidari and the local delights or Kassiopi and Roda, you will be spoilt for choice for nights out.

Shopping
Corfu Town is the best place for a true Greek shopping experience. International boutiques, traditional Greek craft shops and all the others in between - line the streets and stay open well into the evening, which is perfect for an after dinner browse.

Weather
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Sidari
Sidari's recipe for success is simple. Combine a beautiful sandy beach with lots of bars mixed with some typical Greek hospitality and you have a great resort. The beach has shallow, warm waters which is ideal for children and there is also plenty of watersports to keep you busy.
Transfer Time from Corfu Airport - Approx 1 hour 30

Roda
Roda is now a fully fledged resort and once was a tiny fishing village.  Roda has kept much of its relaxed village atmosphere and makes an ideal holiday resort. The sand and shingle beach is 4kms long and boasts nearly every watersport imaginable.
Transfer Time from Corfu Airport - Approx 2 hours

Kavos
This is a fantastic, high energy resort where the main party season reaches a peak in July and August. Kavos is the resort to go to if you wish to party all night and sunbathe in the day. Bars and restaurants all jostling for business well into the night and the early hours of the morning!
Transfer Time from Corfu Airport - Approx 1 hour 45


Kavos Beach

Gouvia
With a busy marina, Gouvia is a very welcoming and lively resort. The stone and shingle beach has stations offering a selection of watersport activities and being situated on the edge of the Kommeno Bay the views are beautiful.
Transfer Time from Corfu Airport - Approx 30 mins

Acharavi
Acharavi is on the north coast of Corfu island and is a very easy going resort with a friendly, relaxed feel to it. The long, wide stretching sand and shingle beach is great for swimming and watersports. The evenings are relaxed so you can enjoy the tranquil Mediterranean sights. 
Transfer Time from Corfu Airport - Approx 1 hour 30

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