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Corfu at a glance

Exquisite Corfu is said to have been blessed by Mother Nature herself. That’s not hard to believe once you experience the breath-taking beauty of its countryside and stunning beaches.

Lush green mountains fringe wide expanses of lovely beaches, and wherever you go, you can swim in crystal clear waters. So why not see as much of this wonderful island as you can, and sample more than one of its beautiful beaches on one of our all-inclusive Corfu holidays?

The great thing about the Ionian Islands is they really are as perfect as they appear. Corfu is one of the better-known islands and is covered with olive and cypress trees, surrounded by beautiful shores and filled with a warm, welcoming culture. It is an island that demands to be wooed and in return, it’s easy to see why it is so tempting to honeymooners, couples and families who love every aspect of luxury holidays in Corfu. The perfect setting for a tale of Greek myth and legend, Corfu is also the perfect location for a dream wedding.

Olympic Holidays’ guests can take life at their own pace, at Corfu family holiday resorts to sophisticated adults-only hotels or simple, traditional properties – because we understand not everyone shares the same idea of a perfect holiday – even if they agree on the island!

All of this, combined with a beautiful climate, ensures guests return year after year to enjoy Corfu’s gorgeous coastline, which is dotted with hidden coves. On sunshine days, soak up the island atmosphere and relax on beaches that fringe the sparkling Ionian, or restless explorers can take a drive through the more mountainous north or visit traditional villages in the south.

Where to stay in Corfu

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Acharavi

Acharavi is a lively resort, offering a sandy beach with clear, shallow waters and plenty of tavernas, bars and restaurants.

Ayios Ioannis, Corfu, Greece

Agios Ioannis Peristeron, East Corfu

The resort of Agios Ioannis Peristeron lies on the eastern coast of Corfu with pretty views over to the mainland of Greece.

Benitses, Corfu, Greece

Benitses

Situated on the east coast, Benitses is a combination of the traditional old world charm and an energetic holiday life.

Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

Corfu Town

For those seeking history and culture, there is plenty to discover in Corfu Town.

Dassia, Corfu, Greece

Dassia

Dassia offers many bars, restaurants and tavernas and is one of Corfu's busiest resorts both by day and by night.

Gouvia, Corfu, Greece

Gouvia

The main attraction is the busy marina, with an excellent selection of restaurants, tavernas, music bars and cafe bars.

Ipsos, Corfu, Greece

Ipsos

Ipsos boasts lovely tavernas and restaurants, a wide variety of bars and clubs, making this one of the island's most popular resorts.

Kanoni, Corfu, Greece

Kanoni

The resort of Kanoni is one of the most astounding spots on the island.

Kassiopi, Corfu, Greece

Kassiopi

Kassiopi has developed into a lively, bustling resort that still manages to retain its original charm and friendly atmosphere.

Kavos, Corfu, Greece

Kavos

Youngsters flock to Kavos in the summer months making it one of the liveliest resorts in the Mediterranean.

Kontokali, Corfu, Greece

Kontokali

This small coastal village offers plenty of tavernas and restaurants, with an excellent cuisine catering for all taste.

Moraitika, Corfu, Greece

Moraitika

Moraitika is a busy resort, suitable for all ages and has a cosmopolitan feel.

Nissakii, Corfu, Greece

Nissaki

Nissaki is a pretty village separated from its neighbours by the mountains and cliffs to which it clings.

Pelekas, Corfu, Greece

Pelekas

Holidays to Pelekas are ideal for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy beautiful walks.

Paleokastrisa, Corfu, Greece

Paleokastritsa

Famous for its breathtaking beauty and magnificent scenery, Paleokastritsa will draw you back to its charm again and again.

Perama

Perama

The peaceful resort of Perama is located on the idyllic east-coast of Corfu, and is surrounded by scenic rolling hills.

Roda, Corfu, Greece

Roda

Boasting a long stretch of beach with safe shallow waters and a host of water sports, Roda is superb for beach lovers and families alike.

Sidari, Corfu, Greece

Sidari

Swim the Canal D'Amor at Sidari and the legend promises that you will find 'the love of your life'.

St George South,, Corfu, Greece

St George South

St George is untouched by the commercialism of larger resorts and ranks as one of the quieter spots on the island, offering tranquility.

St Spyridon, Corfu, Greece

St Spyridon

St Spyridon is a quiet picturesque resort popular with birdwatchers and botanists.

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Kommeno

Kommeno is a little slice of paradise in Corfu, with chilled out beaches for total relaxation.

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Saint George North

Offering seclusion, and spectacular scenery and some of Cofu's finest beaches Saint George - North is the perfect location for a relaxing break

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Liapades

A traditional Greek village with a great beach

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Barbati

At the foot of Corfu's highest mountain, Pantokrator, Barbati has a mile-long white stone beach and the clear Ionian Sea makes it a popular scuba diving and snorkelling destination

Boukari

Boukari is a picturesque fishing village located 26 km from Corfu Town. The main beach of Boukari distinguishes for its crystalline and shallow waters that provides safety to all visitors and especially the children. The area is conspicuous for its prominent l…

Best Time to Visit Corfu

Summer holidays in Greece provide great weather, with long sunny days and minimal rain.

Corfu, which is the most northern of the Greek Islands, is milder and experiences slightly cooler summers than some of the other Greek islands.

July is the hottest month, with the most daily hours of sunshine. The cooler climate means Corfu has a lush, green landscape with approximately three million olive trees.

The month of May can be a great time to visit Corfu with good average temperatures and lower rainfall. You can also avoid the summer crowds and winds to perfectly enjoy the beautiful fresh flowers and greenery of Corfu.

Corfu Travel Advice

Airports/flights: We fly from numerous UK airports to Corfu Airport. Flights take around 3 hours from Gatwick.

Bus: The dark blue public buses service Corfu Town, its suburbs and nearby destinations. The semi-private green and cream KTEL buses offer frequent service all over the island.

Taxi: Around Corfu Town, a taxi is probably your best bet for easy and convenient visitor experience.

Car: An excellent way of getting around during Corfu holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility.

Boat: There are many liners and ships linking Corfu to both Greek and foreign ports. There are ferries almost hourly between Corfu and Igoumenitsa, directly across on the mainland (1-2 hours), and several weekly to and from Patras (about 7 hours).

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

The top beaches in Corfu

Legend has it that Odysseus landed on Corfu after his return from Troy – and if the Greek hero felt in need of relaxation after his adventures, the island’s wonderful beaches would have provided the perfect welcome.  

To help you plan your upcoming holiday to Corfu, we have put together this guide to the top 10 beaches, letting you know what you can look forward to during your visit.

Further Information About Corfu

The island is also a magnet for lovers of wildlife who will remember it’s the place where naturalist Gerald Durrell found so much inspiration for his book ‘My Family and Other Animals’.

One of the fascinations of exploring Corfu Town, the island’s capital, is spotting the influence of other cultures, especially in the northern, older quarters. The architecture suggests French, Venetian and Sicilian touches and even some British style.

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