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A island rich in Greek history
Attracting thousands of tourists every year, Corfu is renowned for its deep and varied Greek history. Remnants of the past can be seen at many locations across the island. Head to the Old Fortress, an impressive castle built on a pedestal above the sea but still connected to the mainland by an ancient bridge, offering a glimpse across the sprawling sea that lie within grasp.
A popular summer relaxation spot
Known for its crystal clear waters, soft, white sandy beaches, and hot summer sun, Corfu has been on top of the Greek island list for years for those looking for a spot of relaxation with a splash of luxury thrown in. Wander around the narrow cobbled streets or scale the heights of the hills for a glimpse into the Greek way of life. Alternatively, escape the bustle of the busy holiday areas and head to the sandy coves and hidden alcoves dotted along the rugged coast.
Kérkyra Old Town
Walking into Kérkyra is like stepping back in time. Corfu’s old quarter offers a peaceful and tranquil environment, with multi-storeyed buildings walled up either side of you, lined with rows of airing laundry and quaint, wooden shutters. Walk alongside fellow locals and revel in the beauty of the pastel-hued picture postcard cottages.
Take a deep breath in the crystal-clear waters
Known for an array of colourful fish and sea life, Corfu is one of the better Greek Islands for a spot of scuba-diving. With sea temperatures reaching 24˚c in summer months, swim down into the depths and explore what lies along the northwest shore. Fresh-waters and plentiful sea animals make this the perfect cruise excursion.