Corfu is an island that has much to offer to its visitors!
As one of Greece’s most cosmopolitan islands, Corfu is full of life all year around. From the beginning of spring until the end of autumn, thousands of visitors arrive on the island, but there are also many people who choose to visit during the winter season. Whenever you visit, the island has many activities to choose from, meeting the various needs of any family or group.
In the warmer months, the island’s beautiful beaches come to the fore, with crystal-clear waters surrounded by lush vegetation creating a magnificent image as the green shades of the trees descend into the blues of the Ionian Sea. Given the island’s wide range of beaches, you are sure to find one to fit your tastes, whether you seek sand, pebbles, isolation, organisation or a children-friendly setting.
The varied culture of today’s Corfu has been developed by the many cultures that have passed through the island throughout its history. The people of Corfu love their cultural heritage and look to preserve it unchanged, notably in the island’s architecture and music, but also in its events, festivals, gastronomy, and in the local dialect – that you might say more closely resembles an Italian song than Greek speech!
Corfu in the winter!
In the winter, with the summer crowds nowhere to be seen, you can admire this fascinating place and connect most closely to it, enjoying the warmth of the locals and the island’s tranquil natural beauty. You can visit the island’s landmarks and cultural sites, go hiking on beautiful footpaths through the forests and explore the rugged mountain villages. Most activities offered during the summer months, with some logical exceptions, are there to be enjoyed in winter also. And of course, Corfu is a great destination for Christmas as the sparkling lights of the town and the salty breeze from the sea combine with the island’s natural hospitality and good food to welcome visitors in true festive spirit.
The island of Corfu was once a favoured retreat of golden-era jet-setters and royal families. Now-a-days, the grand atmosphere of the emerald isle offers to its visitors a sense of the glorious holidays of Queen Victoria and Empress Sissy.