Over one million visitors a year enjoy holidays to Corfu and it is easy to see why. The island of Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea just a few miles off the north west coast of mainland Greece. Boasting over three thousands hours of sunshine a year Corfu is one of the hottest islands in the Mediterranean and its wonderful beaches are one of the reasons Corfu holidays prove so popular. Away from the white sand beaches other attractions of Corfu include its rich history, its verdant internal landscape offering picturesque views and acres of orchards of citrus trees and olive grove trees and the islands traditional fishing villages and local people who are as warm as the weather. As such a popular holiday destination it comes as no surprise that a wide spectrum of holiday types and holidaymakers are catered for on Corfu.
Corfu holidays offer something for everyone, many of the islands resorts are family orientated offering clean, family friendly beaches, an array of traditional and continental restaurants and good entertainment facilities, for example Benitses is a popular resort with families and couples as it offers all of the above and a friendly atmosphere. Dassia is also popular with families and couples as well as water sports enthusiasts, the water sports facilities in Dassia are as good as any on Corfu including water skiing, scuba diving, paragliding and more. Some people on holidays to Corfu come for the nightlife, resorts like Kavos offer an all night party scene and Gouvia is also a lively resort with an excellent selection of bars and clubs. For those looking for a more relaxing holiday resorts like Kontokali Bay offer quiet beaches, serene atmosphere and picturesque views just a short stroll away from the traditional Greek village of Kontokali for a taste of true Greek culture.
With resorts that have something to offer for everyone, wonderful beaches and sunny summer weather it is easy to see why Corfu holidays are so popular. Add in the charm of the architecture and history throughout the island but especially in Corfu Old town and the fact that these ancient attractions are complemented by more modern attractions like the island’s Aqualand and you have all the ingredients for a perfect holiday. From quiet traditional fishing villages to resorts dedicated to hedonistic partygoers Corfu holidays have it all. Visit HolidayGems.co.uk for the best 2017 and 2018 deals.
Relaxing on the wonderful beaches of Corfu and soaking up the sun is the most popular activity among most holidaymakers to the island. However for those looking for a bit more activity there is plenty going on. For those who enjoy water sports there are good facilities for snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing and paragliding among others. Or why not take a boat trip around the island or to one of the neighbouring Ionian islands or to mainland Greece. For activities on dry land golf and mountain biking are popular pastimes as are walks through the glorious internal countryside of the island.
For those interested in history there are many historical sites and monuments throughout the island but a popular excursion is to Corfu Old Town, the historical architecture is a must see and Corfu town is home to the archaeological museum which is home to a wealth of ancient finds from the island. Another popular site for visitors on Corfu holidays is the Achillion Palace in Gastouri, the glorious architecture of the palace, the history of the building and the magnificent views it affords makes it a popular day trip.
For those on family holidays to Corfu the water park Aqualand is always a popular day out for visitors of any age. Another interesting day out for those looking for a more cultural experience is a visit to the museum of Asian art in Corfu town, with many objects of interest.
With an array of historical sites and viewpoints which offer magnificent vistas you are never far from an attraction in Corfu. Whatever you enjoy doing and whatever you are looking for from your holiday, Corfu has something that will suit your needs.