Best Places to Visit in Corfu
Known as one of the greenest Greek islands, Corfu is nestled in the north of the Greek archipelago, and is renowned for its sweeping green vistas in the south, and rugged olive-laden limestone rock formations up in the hilly north. Lush flora and fauna and a mild climate make it a popular destination even into the late summer and early autumn, while the island’s beautiful white-sand beaches and caverns make resorts like Nissaki Bay one of the best places to go in Corfu for families and couples alike. Here’s our round-up of the best places to go in Corfu.
Located on the eastern side of the island, Nissaki is a quiet fishing village tucked away from the busier resorts and towns of the island, making it one of the best places to go in Corfu for couples. The town offers a small cluster of local tavernas and restaurants, where you can sample delicious dishes such as dolmades (stuffed grape or vine leaves), or kolokythokeftedes (courgette balls). Of course, no taverna visit is complete without music, dancing and the sound of a bouzouki! The village’s small shingle beach is usually rather quiet, with plenty of coves for shelter from the sun during the heat of the day. Hire a boat for the day and explore Nissaki’s coastline and famous caves. If you’re staying in one of our villas such as Villa Melina, when you want to take time out from your private pool and indulge in a spot of souvenir shopping, Nissaki’s taverna, beach and shopping is just a 10 minute stroll on foot. At the end of the day, return to your home-from-home surrounded by olive groves, as you sip champagne beneath the stars on your spacious outdoor terrace.
A popular resort with one of the longest sandy stretches on Corfu, Agios Stefanos is one of the best places to go in Corfu for families. Spend all day lounging on almost 2km of soft white sand on its blue-flag award beach, before enjoying refreshments and delicious Greek fare at the many nearby tavernas and restaurants. Take a day-trip to Corfu town from Agios Stefanos, where everyone can enjoy the local festivals, history and shopping on offer. If you’re into hiking, take the whole family for a hike through the hilly olive groves to the church, square and island houses of Agios Stefanos. Enjoy the epic views of Corfu as you take plenty of photos. When you’ve tired of exploring, head back to your luxurious Villa Maria Corfu and take in the epic views of the hillside while enjoying some Greek Ouzo that you bought earlier. After a night’s rest, the coastline is yours to explore again, just 500 yards from your front door.
You and your family may be staying in the spacious Villa Priodi, complete with large heated pool, sun terrace and pool table, but what if you’re up for a little adventure? Hop in the car and explore the surrounding area of Kassiopi – a lush, green resort with picturesque coastal roads and plenty of olive and citrus plantations. Wander around the cobbled streets of this historic resort, which are overlooked by an ancient castle. The shingle beaches here are blue-flag approved and safe for family members of all ages. As evening rolls in, Kassiopi harbour is the place to be, and is one of the best places to go in Corfu for nightlife thanks to its mix of trendy bars, restaurants and tavernas. All tastes are catered for – with a host of dishes served up including Mediterranean and Greek fare, as well as English, Spanish and Mexican food. The fish is always worth trying, as it’s likely that the local fisherman caught it the very same day.
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