Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It has a crescent shape, with its concave side facing the coast of Albania and Greece. This is one of the most atypical Greek islands. It is also called the “most Italian” island of Hellas. But at the same time, the very relaxed atmosphere that many tourists love so much reigns here. Behind this Greek atmosphere, thousands of tourists are ready to go here every year.
The main thing that you will need to do in Corfu is to relax and not worry that everything is not organized in the way you planned. Everything seems to be arranged here in order to get away from the rush and hustle and bustle of big cities and offices, to enjoy the sea, landscapes, cuisine and the Greek lifestyle.
How to get to Corfu Island?
The easiest and most obvious way to get to Corfu is by plane. The island has its own international airport (Corfu International Airport John Kapodistrias), which daily receives hundreds of flights from cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The airport is located near the city of Kerkira. The main transport that connects the airport and city center is buses. Routes No. 15 and 6 will take you to the central bus station of the city, from where you can get to any resort on the island. Alternatively, you can take a taxi that will take you to any resort. The cost of the trip will be from € 30 to € 50 depending on the distance. This is much more convenient and profitable if you are traveling in a small group, as the cost can be divided into all participants of the trip.
Corfu Resorts: where to go?
Acquaintance with the island of Corfu, for obvious reasons, you will begin with the city of Kerkira. It makes sense to stay here for 1-2 days in order to relax after the flight, take a walk around the city and visit its historical center, whose architecture is included in the list of UNESCO cultural heritage sites.
Moving around the island is best done by car, which you can rent at any hotel or in cities at car rental points. You can choose your own vacation plan: spend it in one place or travel around the island. Both options have their advantages. For our part, we will talk about the main resorts of the island:
- Perama, Kanoni and Benitses.
It is quite quiet and calm, the sea is shallow and warm. These resorts are great for families with children, even the smallest.
- Messonghi and Moraitika.
Here are picturesque sandy beaches, and prices for services and accommodation can be called very budget.
It is the center of the island’s nightlife; this resort is especially loved among European youth.
- Agios Georgios.
The resort is great for surfing and diving.
- Paleokastritsa is the most picturesque resort in the northwest of the island. There are several beaches that are perfect for families with children.
There are other resorts, bays and bays in Corfu. All of them are close to each other, so taking a car for rent you can visit them all. Just decide what you will do today? You are going to explore the island or just lie on a deck chair under the palm trees in your hotel.