Holidays in Corfu, Greece

Corfu, also called Kerkyra, is the second largest island on the Ionian Sea. The island is located in the north-western part of Greece, and it is often called Greece’s emerald isle. Corfu is a hugely popular Summer holiday destination.

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Corfu is surrounded by several other islands. To the south of Corfu is Paxos, Pontikonisi and Antipaxos, to the west is Othoni and to the north is Erikousa.

Corfu is great to visit for a recreation trip all year round but is most set up for tourism in the Summer months. This lush island offers tranquil bays, beautiful countryside, secret coves, olive-sprinkled hills and bustling beach resorts. With special holiday vacation packages from Design Holidays, you are sure of a luxurious and peaceful European trip.

Tourist Sites in Corfu

In 2007, UNESCO declared Corfu, as a world heritage site. The neoclassical influences, the Palace of St Michael and St Georgiou, the Liston Arcade, the cathedrals and lots more, will leave you in awe as you travel around the Island. Some important places to visit on your holiday to Corfu are:

Old Fortress

The old fortress is also known as Paleo Frourio. It is located at the easternmost area of the island, towards Albania. The fortress is separated from Corfu town by a channel, and has two small peaks called korypha. Inside the fortress is a small church, constructed by the British in the 19th century.

Pontikonisi

Pontikonisi is known as the Mouse Island. It is situated at the entry of Halkiopoulos lagoon, located at the southern tip of Kanón. Few steps from the top of the lush green hill, is the iconic church of Panagia Vlacherna.

The Royal Palace: Museum of Asian Art

The Royal Palace is a neoclassical mansion, at the northern area of Esplanade. It houses ancient arts from China, Japan, and India.

Mount Pantokrator

This mountain is the highest peak in Corfu, situated in the north-eastern Corfu. At the highest point of the mount, the whole of Corfu and Albania can be seen.

Paleokastritsa Beach

The Paleokastritsa Beach is located in Paleokastritsa, a small village in the north-western area of Corfu. This beach is popular with holidaymakers in Corfu.

Local Corfu Foods to Try on Holiday

of the popular dishes you will enjoy on your trip to the island of Corfu include Bourou-Bourou, Pastitsatha, Bourtheto, Sofrito and Sykomaïtha.

Resorts in Corfu

Design Holidays is pleased to announce Ikos Dassia as its preferred travel partner. Ikos Dassia is a stunning all-inclusive resort, located on the east coast of the island of Corfu, with a view overlooking the mainland of Greece.

Ikos Dassia is 3 minutes’ drive to Castello “Mimpeli” and 30-minutes’ drive from Corfu airport. Features in Ikos Dassia includes:

  • Activities and sports for kids
  • Language and Greek mythology lessons
  • White sandy beaches, with constant wait staff.
  • Buffet and a la carte service by Michelin star chefs at Ikos Dassia Restaurants.

Whatever your holiday needs are, Design Holidays can give you the best, courtesy of our exclusive access to some of the most luxurious resorts in Corfu. Call us now on +44 (0) 1444 87 2200, to book your holidays in Corfu, Greece.