Old town Corfu

Why Visit Corfu? Discover the Irresistible Charm of this Greek Ionian Island

Are you planning a trip to the stunning island of Corfu? Whether planning a family holiday, a girls-only getaway, or your honeymoon, Corfu accommodates all tastes with its picturesque beaches and breathtaking landscap
In this blog, we’ll explore some of the must-visit destinations in Corfu, my hometown, to help you make the most of your visit.


First things first- Where to stay in Corfu

Whether you seek luxurious seaside resorts such as the Angsana, cozy boutique hotels such as Siora Vittoria, or charming villas tucked away in the countryside, Corfu has something for everyone. Whether you choose to stay in the historic charm of Old Town Corfu, the natural beauty of Paleokastritsa, the lively areas of Ipsos and Dassia, the tranquil surroundings of Agios Gordios, or the quaint fishing village of Kassiopi, you’re sure to have an unforgettable island getaway.


What to do in Corfu

Corfu is known for accommodating all tastes and requirements offering a plethora of activities such as exploring hidden coves by kayak, embarking on a boat trip to the nearby Paxos and Antipaxos islands, or hiking to the summit of Mount Pantokrator for breathtaking views of the island and beyond. A day of strolling in the Corfu old town is a must, explore the Old and New Fortresses, witness the iconic Liston arches, and visit the Achilleion Palace, a testament to the island’s royal past. Avoid afternoon hours as it can get quite hot during the summer months. If you enjoy adventure, renting a car is highly recommended to explore the diverse beauty of Corfu.

Venture off the beaten path and explore Corfu’s charming villages, where time seems to stand still. Wander through the stone-paved streets of Pelekas, a hill with panoramic views of the island, or discover the Venetian charm of Corfu’s oldest village, Palaiokastritsa. Take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Ionian Sea by visiting the well-preserved Corfiot village of Old Perithia. Enjoy the views from Lakones, and discover the authentic atmosphere of Kato Garouna. Meet friendly locals, admire traditional architecture, and immerse yourself in the island’s authentic way of life.

Corfu boasts pristine beaches lapped by crystal-clear waters, perfect for soaking up the Mediterranean sun. Whether you prefer sandy beaches such as Glyfada, Agios Gordios, and Issos or pebbled ones such as Barbati and Kerasia, there’s a beach for every taste.


Corfiot Cuisine

Corfu’s cuisine, a fusion of Greek, Italian, and Venetian influences, is a reason in itself to visit the island. Indulge in local specialties such as sofrito (beef cooked in wine vinegar and garlic sauce), pastitsada (slow-cooked beef or rooster with pasta), and bourdeto (spicy fish stew). Some of our favorites restaurants are Klimataria, To Tavernaki tis Marinas, Toula‚Äôs, Eucalyptus, and Diporto.


Warm Hospitality

Corfu is known for its repeater visitors. Experience the renowned Greek hospitality firsthand as you interact with the friendly locals who take pride in sharing their island’s treasures. Whether savoring a meal at a family-run taverna or participating in a traditional festival, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and treated like one of their own.

Ready to experience the magic of Corfu? Contact Immerse Greece and book a free travel call and let’s start planning your Corfu getaway today!

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