Corfu: Where European sophistication meets the beauty of Greece
The island of Corfu, located in northwestern Greece and a part of the Ionian Archipelagos, is one of the top travel destinations all year round.
Its rich multicultural heritage is evident in every aspect of the island, from architecture to gastronomy. Picturesque allies, a cosmopolitan town and traditional villages hidden in the mountains create a perfect mix of European modernity and Greek tradition, an immaculate aesthetic.
The heart of Corfu, known as the Old Town, offers sights of astounding buildings and villas that emerge from the Venetian era, as well as impressive museums and ancient ruins; Making it a beautifully preserved center of culture and a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Things to do in Corfu
In the Old Town, you’ll feel like a vintage movie star.
The elegant buildings with neoclassical characteristics, such as the Palace of St Michael and St George, Liston Arcade, Reading Society, the Catholic Cathedral, Maitland Rotunda, Ionian Parliament and the Kapodistrias family’s residence, never fail to impress. You’ll feel like a star in a period film, strolling through Campiello’s renowned lanes.
Take your camera for a visit to the islands of Cannon and Mouse.
The famed Vlacherna islet, with its 17th-century monastery devoted to the Virgin Mary, joined to the mainland by a small causeway and the diminutive Pontikonisi, which translates as Mouse Island, barely large enough to accommodate the Pantokrator Monastery, are two signature sights of Corfu. On Easter Monday, Mass is held here.
Explore more sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters.
Glyfada, Dasia, Ermones, Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kavos, Kontokali, Benitses, Halikounas… From hidden scenic coves to big, bustling expanses of sand with beach bars, taverns, stores and water sports, the choice of beaches is infinite.
Your luxurious getaway
This month’s 4 favourite Villas are:
The high-end luxurious Villa Sublime is truly an earthly paradise of carefreeness and serenity for its guests providing the perfect retreat and a classic Mediterranean escape in the lush hills of the emerald island of Greece. Ideally located in the cosmopolitan Corfu Island, Villa Sublime is a spectacular hillside villa with an unparalleled 180-degree impeccable view of the Ionian Sea. The lavish 1000m² Villa Sublime lies on 2 levels.
Peacefully located in the Kanoni area of Corfu, Villa Glow provides panoramic unobstructed sea views over the Pontikonissi island. The elegant and luxurious property is nestled among the forest, offering seclusion and privacy to its guests. The wonderful 750m² Villa Glow consists of three independent units.
Situated within a magnificent green scenery by the sea, in the area of Dassia, on the east coast of Corfu. Spacious and functional, the fully-equipped villa combines comfort and quality, while it is furnished in minimalist taste by one of the most renowned Greek designers.
The 540m² Villa Cleo has been designed to provide a fabulous island retreat, complemented by stunning 180⁰ sea views and a 22m x 5m infinity heated swimming pool, including tub, plus additional in-water sun loungers area. It is the ideal destination for guests seeking privacy and tranquility.