Corfu is an emerald sea, an abundance of greenery, impeccable ecology and ancient history. Wherever you go on this island, vivid impressions await you everywhere, as each resort in Corfu has its own characteristics. One is more suitable for party lovers, the other is ideal for romantics or families with children. Decide where it is better to go to Corfu for you.
Close to Kerkyra
When choosing a holiday destination in Corfu, for many, the decisive factor is the proximity to Kerkyra, the capital of the island. In order not to waste time on a long journey, you should take a closer look at these resorts:
- Kontokali is the closest town to the capital. It is located 6 km from Corfu. Modern infrastructure awaits in Kontokali: comfortable hotels of any level, apartments for rent, taverns, bars, restaurants. The sandy beach is well organized. He received the Blue Flag and is safe for families with children;
- Gouvia is a resort near Kontokali. Here is the largest marina in Corfu, and the beaches in Gouvia are narrow and pebbly. The village is worth choosing for lovers of noisy parties and well-developed infrastructure. Gouvia is not suitable for a quiet beach holiday;
- Benitses is one of the most famous resorts of Corfu, located 13 km from the capital. This picturesque village is well developed (with clubs, bars) but retains its traditional character. Around Benitses you can find many bays, and 4 km away is the calm beach of Agios Ioannis Peristeron. In the village itself, it is worth visiting the Seashell Museum.
There are many resorts in Corfu where you can spend your holidays away from the hustle and bustle. For example, in the village of Ermones, which is located in a secluded bay - here you feel alone with nature. You will have to go down to the pebble beach, but the resort will delight you with impressive panoramic views of the sea and the coast.
Another quiet paradise in Corfu is Barbati, a small village surrounded by rocks. It is remote from the highway, so the noise of cars does not disturb the calm way of life. Infrastructure in Barbati is less developed than in busy cities. But here, too, there are apartments, shops, taverns and beach bars. The village has a pebble beach 1 km long and the cleanest sea.
On the northeast coast is the favorite resort of romantics and those who are not indifferent to natural beauties - Nissaki. Its coast is cut by secluded wild bays and is washed by a calm clear sea. In the taverns of Nissaki you can get acquainted with the traditional cuisine of Corfu and taste the abundance of seafood.
Interesting fact: the name Nissaki means "small island". Here you really feel like you are not in Corfu, but on a separate island
Lovers of untouched nature flock to Paleokastritsa. This is perhaps the most famous resort in Corfu. But it cannot be called too noisy: Paleokastritsa is a paradise with olive groves, steep cliffs, numerous bays and pristine beauty. Even the development of infrastructure has not deprived the village of charm. In Paleokastritsa you can go on a boat trip, go diving, visit the Moni Teotoku monastery and spend time on any of the six sandy beaches.
Vacation with children
Corfu is popular as a family holiday destination. With children, you can go to Kommeno, which combines proximity to the capital, well-developed infrastructure and natural beauty. Family hotels operate in Kommeno, and on its wide beach there is a place even in high season. Another plus of the resort is lush forests and citrus orchards. Thanks to the greenery in Kommeno, the heat is easily tolerated.
The resort village of Messonghi is located 20 km from Kerkyra. It is small, but its beach stretches for several kilometers. The coast is protected from the winds and suitable for children. Messonghi has several large family hotels and apartments for rent.
The beauty of Corfu is that on this island in the Ionian Sea there is a place for everyone. Including tourists who cannot imagine a complete vacation without parties or sports. The village of Sidari has become a popular place for young people: the noisiest parties are held in its clubs and pubs. The resort is famous for its sandy beaches and opportunities for diving or water skiing - there are water sports centers on the coast. Boats depart from Sidari Pier to small isolated islands.
Please note: near Sidari, you should definitely visit the famous Canal of Love
A combination of active nightlife and beach holidays can be found in Glyfada. The resort is famous for its parties and long golden sandy beach. Glyfada is suitable for lovers of windsurfing, golf and equestrian sports.
On the outskirts of Corfu (south coast) is located Kavos. Since 2000, he has been incredibly popular among young people from Britain and Scandinavia. The fame of its clubs and bars, open until the morning, thunders far beyond the island. In addition, Kavos is ideal for water sports, and its sandy beach is the second reason to come here on vacation after parties. However, on the coast of Kavos there are also bays remote from the noise. They are washed by a shallow sea and are suitable for families with children.