Great beaches, bustling resorts, historic palaces and natural beauty all combine to make holidays in Corfu a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. 200kms of coastline surround this lush, Ionian island, meaning there are plenty of top notch bathing spots. Choose from wide sweeps of sand, white pebble beaches with clear seas and plenty of pretty tucked-away coves. There's a Corfu resort to suit every kind of holidaymaker: Sidari, the largest, has a spectacular beach and is jam-packed with restaurants, shops, bars and clubs; Roda is quieter with a long sandy beach, tavernas and bars; Kassiopi is a quaint low-key fishing harbour; cosmopolitan Kontokale has beaches and watersports; lively Kavos is popular with clubbers and Paleokastritsa is a pretty, resort famous for its stunning sunsets. Corfu Town is sophisticated with an attractive old town that's great for shopping. With a great range of accommodation including budget apartments and all-inclusive hotels in Corfu, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay. Flights to Corfu take less than four hours from most UK airports, so a holiday in Corfu is never too far away.
Holidays in Corfu revolve around the beaches, with an array of water sports and boat trips to choose from. Aqualand and Hydropolis water parks are favourite family days out, as are trips to spot the island wildlife, including its famous tortoises. Corfu has a championship golf course and many other sports can be enjoyed on the island. Explore Corfu's scenic interior on foot, horseback or bicycle. All resorts have souvenir shops and Corfu Town boasts a Saturday morning market selling local crafts. Don't miss trips to the spectacular palaces of Mon Repos and Achilleon.
Nightlife on Corfu varies greatly, depending on the resort you choose to stay in. The party capital of the island is Kavos, which attracts crowds of revellers with its late night bars and clubs. Corfu Town is also lively after dark, with a strip of discos and buzzing bars. Quieter evenings with traditional Greek music can be found in Paleokastrita, Gylfada and Agios Ioannis. Sidari is packed with karaoke bars and late night venues, but still attracts families and couples. Kassiopi Harbour makes a great spot for a chilled out night, as does Kamari with its beach front bars. More remote all inclusive hotels usually offer inhouse entertainment.
With all its charming fishing harbours, it's hardly surprising that seafood is a speciality on Corfu. For authentic Greek cuisine, you'll find plenty of quaint tavernas serving up local favourites throughout the island. Larger resorts like Kavos and Sidari are home to a diverse choice of international restaurants, fast food joints and British pubs. For valueformoney, book an all inclusive hotel, where food and drink are included in the cost of your Corfu holiday.
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