5 reasons to visit Corfu

Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Corfu is one of the largest Greek islands that attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world. If you haven’t already been to this Greek island, here are 5 reasons why it should be on your bucket list for your next summer vacation.

1. Beautiful beaches

Summer equals beaches, and the Ionian Sea has some of the most amazing ones with emerald and sapphire waters. Corfu boasts many coastlines with sandy and pebbled shores that, along with the surrounding lush greenery, create a breathtaking scenery. Paleokastritsa is the most known beach in Corfu, with crystal-clear waters, while Glyfada, Pelekas, and Agios Gordis are ideal for families with kids due to their soft golden sand and shallow waters.

5 reasons to visit Corfu

2. Charming architecture

Corfu is famous for its charming architecture as it features a cluster of colorful buildings dated back to the Venetian period. The island’s historic town is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and elegant ones worldwide. Stroll around the narrow streets – called ‘kantounia’ by the locals –  and the Spianada square to fully explore the magic of Corfu’s Old Town.

5 reasons to visit Corfu

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3. Local specialties

Food in Corfu is an international fusion that combines Greek and Venetian cuisine with eastern elements and cooking methods. The island’s lush vegetation and great seafood led the locals to create dishes bashed mainly on seasonal vegetables, fruits, and fish. You should try ‘pastitsada’, a red wine stew with pasta, which your kids will also love! Getting hungry? Ask our concierge to book a private chef to cook local delicacies for you in the privacy of your villa.

5 reasons to visit Corfu

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4. Historic monuments

Apart from its unique architecture, Corfu is a cultural paradise for every history lover with a variety of historic sites and museums. The most famous among them is the alluring Imperial Palace of Achillion, the summer retreat of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, just a short drive away from Corfu Town. There is also the Mon Repos Palace, the New and Old Corfu Fortress, the Museum of Asian Art, and Pontikonisi (Mouse Island), each with its own unique beauty and history.

5 reasons to visit Corfu

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5. Paxoi islands

Corfu is the perfect base for exploring the nearby islands of Paxos and Antipaxos, known for their beautiful turquoise waters and scenic landscape. Close to each other and within close distance to Corfu is the ideal destination for a one-day getaway. So, hop on a luxury yacht and get ready to visit isolated beaches, and dive into the blue caves of the Ionian Sea.

5 reasons to visit Corfu

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