It is hard to describe the wonderful and warm atmosphere of Corfu, but it has been a popular travel destination for centuries now for so many reasons. Everything about this place is magical: the always sunny weather, golden beaches and clear waters. Not to mention that you can find so many fascinating museums, peaceful streets, scuba centres and many more to keep you excited during your holiday. From climbing Ágii Déka to visiting Kérkyra Old Town you will fall in love with this charming place!
You must start your journey with discovering the beautiful Kérkyra Old Town. The dreamy colourful buildings and quiet squares are an island of peace: just stroll down the streets and enjoy. If you are done with wandering, just jump in one of the many tavernas around and enjoy a cup of traditional Greek coffee. Corfu is also a place for rich history and exceptional culture, so you might as well explore the many museums nearby from Byzantine culture to archaeology and Asian art.
If you are thinking of something more adventurous, you must get into water sports! Scuba-diving is huge in Corfu, so you cannot miss your chance to try it. You can find the best dive sites at Paleokastrítsa, Othoní and Paxí islets at the northern coast, and you are able to hire trained instructors and well-maintained equipment. If you just want to relax with your cocktail do not worry: Corfu has more than plenty amazing beaches, no matter what you are looking for.
This wonderfully maintained museum is located at the Mourágia district, and it is a medieval church full of icons from the 15th to 18th century. These breathtaking icons were made by refugee artists, who came to Corfu from Venice, so it represents a very unique style. You simply cannot miss it!
This breath-taking place is a Venetian-era village should really be on your radar! The serene buildings and peaceful atmosphere will leave you speechless for sure! This magical place evokes the simple life of the medieval era, and many visitors come here for this special vibe. You can also find some tavernas around to enjoy Greek culinary.
You must check out the otherworldly shapes of the Sidári Rock formations, a hidden gem of the island. The coastal sandstone cliffs have been eroded by wind and water, and it is a very special landmark. Enjoy magnificent mother nature, and also you can go for a swim.
Two types of buses run on the island: blue buses serve Corfu town and its surroundings, green buses serve the rest of the island. The bus information kiosk at San Rocco Square bus station gives information and distributes network maps, and right next to it, there are self-service ticketing machines.
Several companies operate cabs in Corfu, some even organize excursions too. If you agree on the second option, make sure you agree on the price with the driver in advance!
In Kerkyra, the heart of Corfu it's very difficult to park. Bigger pay-to-park areas are around the market, at Enoseos square and the old port.
The most popular wines in Corfu are Kakotrygis, Petrokoritho, and Skopelitiko.
Surprisingly, ginger beer is one of the most widespread drink on the island. British people brought it around 1860, and since that, a large variety of local ginger beers can be found in shops.
If you either travel with children or love water parks, try out the biggest water theme park of Corfu, the Aqualand! There are more than 40 pools and slides included.
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